I have suffered with an anal stricture for a few years now and have to take movicol every night for the past 3-4 years. If I don't take it, I can't pass stool at all and it becomes unbearable. Lately I've been trying to change my diet, take supplements but no matter what, I always feel extremely exhausted, no energy, have bad diarrohea and pain from having to take the movicol so frequently. I have tried dilators which don't seem to work for how tight the stricture is and have had a few dilatation surgeries to temporarily widen the canal, however it only last a few weeks each time. Has anyone had a similar experience? My doctors don't seem to want to do surgery but I read online that stricture surgery is possible. Does anyone have any alternatives to dealing with strictures, cutting down on movicol etc?
Any advice/help would be much appreciated as I feel like I'm banging my head against a wall with my doctors and things are just getting worse every day!!
Thank you 😀 x