Botox for anal fissure

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Hi I have had the Botox treatment done 6 days ago. I am drinking lots of water, getting as much fibre as possible from cereal and fruit and off spicy food. I am also taking laxatives and prunes to aid soft bowel movements. Everytime I have a BM I am in agony from pain that feels like something is cutting me in half. Is this normal? First one lasted 5 hours and the second one lasted 3 hours. The Consultant was supposed to perform an Excision and the Botox but told me after surgery that the fissure was too deep so I am not sure how far they went with the excision. For the last year this has been hell and I have tried all the creams and ointments. I don't feel like I have the strength anymore and losing hope.

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    botox usually peaks at the one month mark. it works pretty well for new fissures. try to be patient, you'll know whether it's worked after 2-3 months.

    however, when a fissure is deep and chronic, then you need to get a LIS. this surgery has a high success rate.

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      Thanks, I asked for the LIS but the consultant was reluctant to do it until we tried this. Its been a long year and its so hard to make people understand the extent of the pain and the impact it has on everything. I will push for the LIS if this doesn't work as there will be nothing else left to try. @

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      i understand. they gave me botox twice before allowing me to have LIS. i had to beg for it as they kept putting it off because i'm a woman.

      if botox doesn't work, then do push for a LIS

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      yes defo Betty otherwise i would rather be dead, cant do much with a life like this really. I have been researching and found a clinic thats starting to do Ozone Rectal therapy soon and they said that its supposed to be a great way to try and heal fissures. Also Magnesium supplements help too.

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    would combine the current course of botox treatment with diltiazem cream. i don't understand if surgery has been performed or not. a botox injection is not a surgery, but if you had an excision, then some pain is to be expected. spend more time sitting in warm water. you can even poo in a bathtub with warm water.

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      Hi Damon, on the consent form it defo said Excision with botox but the surgeon wasn't clear as dashed in and out post surgery. All i remember him saying was gosh your fissure was very deep and your muscles are weak no wonder you were in so much pain! I Will try and take more soaks, thanks xx

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      they wont do the it if your muscle is weak it will leave u with bowel incontinence

      damon botox is not surgery but your put to sleep whilst they do whether or not they did anything else

      hope you find some relief soon zara

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    hi zara i had botox 4 werks ago been in the excrutiating pain you have

    i think that is from the fissure i to suffer for hours after with spasmn and pressure pain

    ive not worked for 4 weeks and struggle to sit to drive

    ive been told at 3 weeks my botox hasnt worked im awaiting a pressure test then LIS

    im desperate for it as my life is at a stop

    be reassured the pain is normal with fissure

    i have flax seeds sprinkled on cereal this helps ive been given stillagel anistetic which i syringe after a BM but im still in a lot of pain xx

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      Hi Jenny, omg theres no end in sight, they told me after the surgery that i will get an appointment now after 3 months, its like they just don't get it and how its ok to hold out for 3 months now after waiting a year! I am off work too, only managed going as my employer saw i was suffering and put in some reasonable adjustments that cant last forever. I will have to keep contacting the GP or consultants secretary if things don't improve sorry to rant....i hope things get netter for us all xx

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    honestly ive been shocked how i feel ive been left in such pain

    i went and saw a private consultant but she wouldnt do anything as under another consultant as had had botox 2 weeks before

    im desperate to get back to work and my life back

    im waiting on a letter should arrive today regarding pressure test before LIS

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      so sorry Jenny i feel your pain. i didnt have a BM yesterday but went today. There was more burning than sharp stinging pain today and didnt last for more than an hour and a half but its left me with a dull bum ache all day. I think external heammorroids are protuding out slightly which i have never had before. For a moment i thought i was having a rectal prolapse!

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    i have that to somedays hemmorhoids what stoos me doing stuff is the all day bum ache 😦

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