Anyone with a chronic fissure had experience of a colonoscopy

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Unsuccessful botox on 29th December 2017 .

Fissure not healing although pain not as horrendous as at onset.

Adverse reaction to botox and still incontinent.

Been referred to gastroenterologist because of changes to bowel habits which started at same time as fissure

Min 4 bms every morning....taking hours before I can safely leave the house

Concerned I will need a colonoscopy when I am already experiencing so much pain and discomfort

Anyone with experience of colonoscopy with chronic painful fissure ?

Many thanks

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     Jennifer, why are you having four BMs every morning? I would think you need to cut back on fiber. I only have one BM in the morning and I am fine with that. Good luck.
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    Jennifer I would have the colonoscopy so the Dr can have a good look at what's happening in there. I don't know about where you live but here in Ontario we're given a general anesthetic so don't feel a thing. I too suffer from multiple BM's on days I do have them but it's because I have to rely on stool softeners to go without risk of exasperating fissure and hemmoroids.

    • Posted

      Thanks Kathy

      I'm in the Uk and really don't know what they do here

      I maybe pre empting things but there is definitely something not right with my bowels which I'm sure is going to involve some testing

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    Hi Jennifer

    I had a colonoscopy and hemorrhoid banding done before they diagnosed the fissure. The pain afterwords was TERRIBLE. I think the colonoscopy made the fissure worse. If you can put off the colonoscopy until you heal you might want to but discuss this with your doc as there may be underlying issues that require the colonoscopy. 

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      Thanks Vuki

      I saw a new Consultant and he said I would need a colonoscopy ad I anticipated but will be waiting until there had been some more healing of the fissure 👍

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