Abscess, chronic fissure and skin tag - confused and need help

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I've just left the hospital. I was rushed in with a perianal abscess that I've just had drained. They also removed 2 sentinel skin tags and they discovered a chronic fissure.

I have to go back in four weeks (once abscess is healed) to then check for fistula and have Botox in the chronic fissure.

I am also terrified it's affected my muscles? It's day one and I already feel like my muscles aren't working properly? Is this too soon to know whether it's incontinence? Any advice would be really appreciated x

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    There's no reason why it should affect your muscles. If you just had an abcess drained, that would likely give you the feeling of no control, also tags removed would feel different.

    Botox is very good at dealing with fissures and letting them heal.

    Try not to be so worried, you've got a lot of healing to deal with, it wil be a while before you feel anywhere near normal, just rest and get over what you've already had done.

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      Thank you Laura. Just such a scary time. Very scared to pass a stool with the skin tags and I also don't want to upset the abscess. I've never been diagnosed with IBD. I was told I have IBS after a colonoscopy two years ago but to me all the symptoms point towards perianal Crohn's x

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    I understand your fear.  I am paranoid over all of this and muscle fuction but on a realistic perspective this is not an uncommon procedure so surely the muscle etc. is something that has been dealt with before a million times   I keep being told fissures are common so if that is the case then they should know how to deal with them.I actually went to a physical therapist for muscle function after this hemmoroid surgery from "heck."  Sounds like you are on right track. "this too shall pass"

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    First of all, I have had a perianal abcess, but no anal fisdure.

    What my doctor didn't tell me that the abcess can bleed often after it has been drained. First it bled one to two spots on a pad the doctor gave me to put it in my underwear. Since I had not bled for a week, I stopped using the padding. Then when I looked at my underwear that night, I had bled through my underwear and my jeans. I may have bled on the restaurant chair that I had gone to that afternoon, but I didn't know I was bleeding and felt no pain. So you have to be aware that the abcess can suddenly bleed.

    It is better to know in advance than suddenly leaving a bloody mess at a restaurant or at home.

    I hope this information is helpful

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