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A fellow sufferer
Posted by Michelle on 1/3/2010, 3:37 am
I came across this site today as I was researching Anismus (sometimes known as spastic pelvic floor syndrone). I knew anismus was not my problem so I started to google things like "inability to deficate in public places". It was wonderful to discover this site! I read and identified with every story. I have had this problem for over 40 years and now I find it has a name, parcopresis. You would think after all these years I'd have some advice, but sadly, I don't. It has taken a toll on me both psychologically and physically. I was better able to deal with it when I was younger. For me, it worsened with age. I am now looking at having hemorrhoid surgery for a 4th degree hemorrhoid (it stays outside the anus most of the time). Childbirth most likely contributed, but years of straining (when trying to go in uncomfortable places or situations) did the most damage. I do feel comforted that there are others who can relate. I've always felt like such a weirdo!