healing time after botox for anal fissure

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Hi everyone!

So I went in for the botox treatment for my anal fissure around 3 weeks ago, after trying every cream for the past year or so to no avail. 

Since the treatment my pain is still there and I was wondering if anyone else has had the same treatment and was successful and how long it took for the fissure to heal?

Any advice truly appreciated!!

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    hi,

    i am am just about two weeks out from my botox injections and I still have pain and also some very slight bleeding from time to time.  The day after the injections, everything hurt worse than before the injections.  Then things seemed to get a bit better, but right now I think they are worse than before botox (on some days).  I am a few days away from the 2 week marker and wondering if life will ever get better.  Did things improve for you?

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      Hi! I'm really sorry to hear that. I would live to tell you I'm completely cured but Unfortunatly I'm back to square one. My 3 month marker is up on the 12th Feb and since the botox is wearing off the bleeding has come back and the pain is also just as bad as before. During the treatment my bleeding stopped and the spasms eased ever so slightly but Unfortunatly I can't say it's done anything. When I see my surgeon on the 12th the only options are botox again or surgury - I'll keep you updated and I hope in time the pain will ease for you!
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      Hi I had Botox 1 week ago I'm wondering what happened since your first round of Botox failed? Did you have more Botox? Did it work?

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      Hi. How are you doing?  I had Botox injection two weeks ago now (23rd Feb). Since then I’ve been back in to hospital and had to have an impacted stool manually removed !! Horrendous. Now I’m still quite sore but the piercing pains I were getting have dropped significantly. I think you’re a couple of weeks ahead of me. 
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      Right after the procedure?? What happened? My stools were a little weird too. But I’ve upped the stool softners and magnesium 
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      I had my procedure on the Friday and come the following Monday I was in A&E as things didn’t feel right. They sent me home to have an enema and I collapsed when I had it in agony and got taken back in in an ambulance. 1 long week later after having massive laxative doses and not moving, I was taken to theatre for a 10 min “look around” which lasted over two hours and things were manually removed. That was a week ago today. Feel very sore still and on high dose laxatives to try to keep soft etc. Fingers crossed Relief comes soon!

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    I'm really sorry to hear you are not doing better.  I hope the next treatment works for you so you can be health.  For anyone stumbling across this thread, I spoke to my colorectal surgeon and he said continued pain and bleeding is not uncommon.  He said the average patient takes 3-4 weeks to feel better after botox.  He said they wait for three months before they call the treatment a failure.  I am still having spasms, though some days are better and some are still horribly bad.  Hopefully things will get a lot better over the next couple of weeks.
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      Thanks for this info my surgeon said it works from day one an if not better by week 6 it's a fail he's not a great surgeon I guess. This time line looks more realistic. I'd like to know how you've been since then did you end up healed or more Botox?

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    Hi. I have a friend that has been suffering from the same for alost two years now. She went for botox injections too a month ago and recently started having pain again. You mentioned that after seeing your surgeon it would be either injections again or surgery. The injections are mainly a one off or they have to be continued every other time? Did you went for surgery? If yes what surgery exactly and did it worked better than the injections? I just feel very frustrated and powerless to not be able to help my friend and hurts me seeing her in so much pain. If you have any advice please I would be ever so much eternally appreciated. Hope everyone that is suffering with it gets better.
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    Hi Everyone,

    ​My thoughts are with you all and only we know the agony and pain that we all suffer

    ​having this awful problem,and yes i have cried in the past.

    ​I had Botox surgery in July because the ointments i was using were not helping me,

    ​i asked my Surgeon to explain what Botox was going to do to help.He was brilliant listened and explained everything i needed to know.

    ​They cannot stitch the Fissure because of the blood  flow so Botox is a filler which lasts for 3 months. i did expereince a little pain after Bowel movements so i took pain killers not all the time but it did help a lot.Also i found personally takiinga hot bubble bath did ease the pain for me

    ​Its now January and im feeling so much better my reason for me again personally is that im careful in what im eating, not so much large quantities of food at meal times.

    If for some reason i do not pass a Bowel movement at the end of the day i take before i go to bed i take a white powder disolved in water called LAXIDO.

    So during the night it disolves your motion so in the morning it helps to go to the toilet.

    I really hope that my answer will help you.

    ​Clive.

    ​Birmingham UK

     

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    Hello there , I've just read your post with interest as I had Botox surgery yesterday , I'm baffled as to why I'm not in any pain and not even sore ! Can I ask your experience of the days immediately after the procedure ? 

    Many thanks 

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      Hi Helen,Hope your feeling a lot better yes like me to be pain free is amazing.

      ​Personally and this is my own thought  i would suggest people go and have the Botox Operation,if nothing else helps them ie

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    Hi all, its 2 weeks today since i had my botox and hemmoroids banded. Im now in pain everyday for about 4-8 hours after a bm. Pain is like a burning feeling, slightly different to the pain pre op. Did this pain go away for any of you without having to go vack in for botox again or lis? Thanks
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    Phoned my surgeons secretary this morning and explained i am in more pain now 2 weeks post op than what i was pre op. She has told me to go back to hospital on tuesday so they can incestigate. Hooefully they will offer me the lis when i go in as i really cant see the botox working.
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      Hi please tell me how this went for you ! I'm 8 days post Botox I feel better but still some pain passing stools and still tender and sore after sad

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