Faecal incontinence following botox

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It's day 10 after botox injections for an anal fissure

I've had 5 episodes of faecal incontinence since the procedure and coupled with the fissure pain which hasn't eased as yet am feeling increasingly miserable

Any one else experience incontinence after botox?

How long did it last?

Was it every day ?

How did you cope and manage to go about your usual daily living ?

I am barely leaving the house 😕

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    Jennifer I am 16 mo post Botox and I am ok other than this dumb hemmeroid I’m dealing with. I haven’t experienced inconsistency but I did have problems hold my gas.  My first few bms post op were rough they hurt bad! I started to feel less & less pain as time went on. By mo two I was good. I’m sore your going through all that! I know how it feels not being able to go anywhere cuz u hurt so bad. I still get that with the hemmeroids!! But not the spams!! Best of luck!! 

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    Just had Botox for analysis fissre too. My extreme pain went away but now dealing w incontinence too. Only I also have short bowel syndrome so my incontinence is extreme diarrhea. Horrible. But at least no pain.

    Trying to work is so hard!! How r u coping, I'm miserable. Can't lie.

    Meeesha

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      Hello Meeesha

      Really sorry to hear you are having to deal with this

      I am 2 weeks post botox and yesterday was the first day that I have had any relief from the pain which has been almost as bad as it was before the injections

      I am now at least a bit more hopeful that the fissure is healing because I have been feeling very despondent

      Feel like I'm coping badly with the incontinence . The surgeon was very dismissive and said to go to the toilet as soon as the urge is there but didn't seem to appreciate that I cannot run that quickly even when I'm at home and close to the toilet !!!

      All he said was things would return to normal when the botox wears off

      As a result I am hardly leaving the house and have stopped seeong friends

      I go for walks in the dark with a torch to avoid seeing neighbours

      I am retired so don't have to worry about work

      I am so sorry you are having to deal with this in a work situation and wish I could offer some advice or reassurance

      Have you had any advice re appropriate incontinence aids ?

      Really hope your employers are sympathetic

      Hope things improve for you soon

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    Hi Jennifer

    I have had botox injections for anal fissure around 6 weeks ago. The consultant did not properly inform me of the problems I could have. He did tell me that the muscle would relax to give the fissure time to heal. He made it sound like having a flu jab! He didn't explain that it was the sphincter muscle and that I could experience incontinence. I'd already had a colonoscopy and had 2 polyps removed. He told me that he would remove a small growth (which he explained was like a small wart) and would inject botox for the fissure. The fissure hadn't caused any pain but I thought he knows best! Well I'm like you, I've had a number of close calls. I only managed because I was close to a toilet. Apparently I have to wait for 3-6 months - and I hate it. Hope you are faring better now.

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      Hi Sue

      Beginning to think some surgeons really not very good at explaining options and consequences to people

      I'm afraid on occasion I simply cannot run quickly enough even when I'm at home and I am now very anxious about going out

      I had ( and continue to have ) a lot of pain with the fissure so understand why botox was suggested to me ....just very disappointed theres been little improvement in 4 weeks and incontinenent now as well

      Hope things improve for you soon

      As a matter of interest which country are you in ??

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      Hi Jennifer, I'm in England and I've got to admit no one you speak to can ever understand exactly what you are going through unless they are experiencing this pain, discomfort and embarrassment. I can only wish you well and tell you I know what it feels like and I'm retirement age like you but still working, although not at the moment obviously!😔

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      Hi Sue

      It's all very embarrassing having a fissure ...and then the incontinence on top ....I didn't think I would be buying pull up pants like nappies at 55 yrs old !

      I am normally very fit and active and this has come from nowhere

      You mentioned you were told you would have to wait 3-6 months....what was that for?

      Myn surgeon said the botox would wear off in 2/3 months and continue would return ....unless he does more botox of course ?

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      Hi Jennifer,

      The consultant said that the botox would start to wear off at 3 months and would be completely disappeared by 6 months, a hell of a time to wait like this 😯 I'm not sure I can put up with this! What country are you from? Good luck🤞

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      Hi Jennifer

      I'm from Essex/ Greater London and I had my procedure done at a local private hospital that does operations for the nhs. The problem is if you have any trouble you have to be referred back to the nhs hospital!It feels like these private hospitals can cherry pick what work they do for the nhs.

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      So u were told that when the Botox wore off I would loose your Incontinance? And go back to normal meaning more more leakage .. I am on my second round of Botox the first one was to help fissure heal and the last one was to help w Incontinance.. and instead of better it’s way worse now than it was before the first Botox and repair ?? Anyone had this experience ?? Thanks for any input you can shoot my way
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