Botox experiences?

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Hi everyone,

I've had a fissure for 7 years now (yes, ow), put off getting it sorted as I wasn't 16 when it started and guess I was just young, naive and nervous. Anyway went to see a consultant when I was 19 who said it no uncertain terms that he would not ever operate on me because of my age, because I could end up permanently incontinent and because well it wasn't the worse he'd seen. Fast forward a few more years of putting up with it and one c section later... I'm seeing another consultant at the moment who has put me on ANOTHER course of rectogesic and just said eat lots of fibre and have soft stools etc. As if I've not tried that already many many times. She took a look and said it looked more acute than chronic (how?!) and that it could heal. This filled me with a bit of hope but 5 weeks into the rectogesic course things aren't any different. She said Botox would be the next thing to do but would beverage operate because although it would definitely heal me, even if I didn't have any incotinence now, I would once I reach 60 or so as things 'naturally loosen up down there'. So that's scary. But what I'm worried about is all the negative postings I've read about Botox and the fact it's 50/50 whether it works. What if it doesn't for me and I'm never allowed the op, do I just live in pain forever? I'd love to hear your experiences of Botox.

Thanks in advance

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    Wow I should have re read before posting haha! NEVER operate not beverage operate!
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    Sorry you have been suffering for so long! I have an acute anal fistula and have had Botox. The results lasted about 5-6 months and it was wonderful, but I'm now suffering again with extreme pain!

    I would recommend Botox. I had no issues with incontinence. I am seriously considering surgery or another Botox injection. If it relieves the pain, I'm for it. I'm 55 and if I have to wear a diaper, I'm at the point I don't care as long as I'm not in pain anymore. And since it's just a possibility, not a given, I'm willing to take the chance. Can't keep living my life on pain meds and fearing going to the bathroom.

    Good luck!

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    Where abouts is your fissure?

    I can see mine if I look in a mirror and slightly spread my bum (haha)

    I've had Botox and he pain has decreased but I take movicol every day.. I did ft take movicol one night and had a hard poo and it absolutely killed !!

    So I don't think Botox does a lot bad help you pain wise- I haven't healed sad xx

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    After a month of having the Botox injection. I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. At the start I started to loose hope and was thinking that my life was going to be like this forever. But now the pain is slowly disappearing. I recommend doing it. As I was sooooo scared before it and read so many horror stories but believe me it's not as bad as you might think. I understand everyone is differnt but I guess it's worth a try

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    I would reccomend getting LIS from a reputable surgeon who has perfromed it multiple times in the past. 
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