Anal fissure set back :(

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So I had Botox almost 4 weeks ago

Basically this all strted in march when I had a skin tag removed - it cause my bumhole to go into spasm and resulted in a fissure

Before Botox I was in bad pain yes the pain we are all familiar with - I had a massive ball of a polyp skin tag scar tissue grow inside

My surgery involved the removal of this polyp and Botox !

The Botox took almost a week and a bit to work - my butt felt weird but by week two I had no pain passing stools just discomfort and like sore

How ever few days ago I did a firmer then usual stool in the form of a log haha I think because I had gotten over my fear to eat sad since then I have pain again passing stool and blood sad

I also feel like the Botox has worn off ? I don't know :; but I'm really depressed sad I emailed my surgeon today for advice but haven't heard from him yet sad

What I really want to hear is the experience people with fissures have especially post Botox sad so far I have not found someone who has healed completely and it's depressing me sad x

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    I had a fissure and decided to do the LIS surgery. It saved my life. If botox doesnt work I would reccomend that. 
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      So I had my fissure around 4 weeks before I decided to go for the surgery. The doctor gave me diltazem ointment to put on which basically was supposed to stop the spasming of the sphincter muscle. I didn't notice any difference in my case and when the doctor looked at it again,  he realized I had a chronic fissure and needed surgery. The recovery from the LIS surgery was not so bad considering the pain that the fissure caused me. After the surgery, I was in immmense pain, once the drugs wore off, and then felt a bit better. Going to the bathroom for the first time post surgery was the worst. It really hurt pooping, but afterwards the pain was nothing compared to that of the fissure. After that, I healed in around 2 weeks. Past the 2 weeks post surgery, the only recovery I had left was the mental recovery of learning to live without the fissure taking over my  life. It has been at least 3 years since my fissure. I have never had another one and the only  things I deal with occasionally are hemmroids which I manage. If you decide for the surgery, make sure to get a reputable doctor who has performed it multiple times.

      Here are some suggestions I have for you to help you through:

      1. Try somee zinc oxide in the form of calmoseptine which has menthol to soothe the area down there as well. Calmoseptine can be bought at almost any local drugstore and can be bought online too.

      2. Try squatting when going on the toilet instead of sitting. This is a much  helathier position and the poop sometimes will just slide out,  no pushing or straining involved.

      3. I would definately take a fiber supplement, specifically metamucil  is what I take evveryday,  in ordr to allow your stools to be soft and to allow them to pass thorugh easily. THis being said, with any fiber supplemetn, you must drink lots of water when using them, or they will not work veffectively. Also, do not take too much as too much fiber can irritate your bowels on the way  out and diarreah actually does worse down there.

      Hope this helps!!!




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      Thank you for your reply Myles and I'm glad you had a positive outcome ! I also really appreciate your advice ! However I'm vegan and naturally my stools are quite soft , unfortunately my fissure was not from constipation but a anal tag removal which led to a spasm which lead to the fissure sad my surgeon and almost all of them in Sydney don't do the LIS an instead use Botox as they belive it's the same outcome which is stoping the spasm because regardless the fissure needs to heal ! I have the Botox and it's working for the spasm but this bloody fissure is slow at healing or I feel like it looks the same sad it's so miserable sad if u don't mind me asking where was your fissure located and how deep was it because I can't seem to find any like mine sad mine is right on the inside of where the bum hole opens to poop and it's a long feel tear that goes all the way in if u hold it open it's like an oval sad

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    We had Botox a similar time and I'm feeling exactly the same. I've had a look with a mirror and it looks no better nor no worse. Starting to get the odd bit of pain again. Xxx

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      I'm the same sad I have like one or two good days then it's the same blood n occasional pain like that sting feeling sad I've noticed it's every time my stool is on a log form even if it's soft ! It's so fustrating when wil this ever heal sad

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