The connection between the rectum and the above-mentioned structures are often small, and hence, the baby will not be able to open his or her bowels, which will subsequently be obstructed. Sometimes, starting the enemas after one year of age can be difficult for both parent and child so an early and positive experience is helpful. In some babies with imperforate anus, the muscles and nerves that control the anus do not form properly. Most babies will need surgery to repair the defect. If your child is having any bowel or other problems, we may see them more often for a while to provide treatment. In general your child will need 3 operations to correct the anorectal malformation, as determined by the anatomy:
She is still having constipation problems occasionally, in your experience is that normal? Your Turn A lot of parents are visiting this page because they have a child with an imperforate anus and are dealing with life revolving around bowels. Everything went well and Dorian is recovering nicely, but I feel that it is important to let other parents know that there is a pretty high chance of children with abdominal surgery getting intestinal adhesions. Your site has helped to ease some of our worries.
We had something very scary happen to Dorian recently. It's very nice of you to share your story, I pray your son grows up strong and healthy. And goes by himself, wipe gently if there is prolapse showing and don't worry about a little bleeding it could be from the wiping theprolapse too hard. Also, when the area was extremely raw, we used a pain spray for children can't remember the name that would dull the sensation while we spread the cream on, since that could be painful for him. My daugher just had the anoplasty 3 weeks ago and we have started dialations now, It isn't going well at all, she cries and cries. We are using "Butt Paste" right now and am wondering if something like Aquafor may be better since it won't leave the "crusting" that the paste does. I hope everything is gonna be ok.