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Hello - I am new to this forum but have tried most tips others have posted (changed diet, increased water, stool softeners, used various topical creams - Nifedine, hydrocortizone, etc.). While this helps some, the pain (like passing glass during BM) comes back. At this point, I believe I have a chronic fissure (or at least I am very prone to the condition) since I have had this on/off for years. First started with stressful job, then I think it healed but came back again during/after pregnancies, and now latest trigger was from round of antibiotics I was taking (for unrelated condition). I have not tried botox but not sure that would help as I do not have spasms - just intense pain during and after! I recently read about Kenalog procedure that is non-invasive (involving dilation and injection of steroid into fissure) but since procedures is relatively new (a few years I think), have not seen or read any "real-life" reviews or experiences so I am interested if anyone has done this procedure and had any success? many thanks!
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