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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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