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Bowel > Bowel Treatments > Post Anal Repair

Post Anal Repair

If the pelvic floor area is generally weak and sagging but the sphincter muscle is not actually torn or damaged, your surgeon may suggest a post-anal repair.

This is done via an incision behind the anus and the muscles are tightened up to give more support. Approximately 1 in 4 patients have sustained good long term bowel control following this operation.

Last updated: 07/08/2013

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