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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    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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    I had banding of hemerroids and Botox for anal fissure last Wednesday. Since I have had a foul smelling liquid leaking out and the area around my bum is badly bruised. I have also developed some external hemerroids which I didn't have before. I have been sitting on a hot water bottle to help with the pain. I feel really bad as I have a 9 month old baby and can't lift him. Just wish I hadn't had this done now. I have had to call in sick to work which doesn't look great. I would strongly advise to change diet before considering this type of surgery. The impact wasn't explained to me pre op and I wasn't prepared.

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      I feel exactly the same as you, im back to hospital tomorrow and not leaving there until they agree to the lis. Its been 3 weeks nearly and although no pain from hemmoroid banding the pain from the fissure is on a scale of 9/10 literally all day. I was supposed to be back at work today but theres no way. My muscle doesnt wven feel relaxed, still really tight. And me too have also developed external piles which really hurt when i go for a walk :-(. Let you know how i get on tomorrow.
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    Hi I had this done on Thursday & the blood that's coming out of me is ridiculous am in a lot of pain still

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      Hi, I had Botox today...not sure if it’s worked or not yet as not had a BM yet...any tips anyone can give me would be appreciated...? Thanks
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      I had this done on Tuesday and very little blood is coming out and even the pain has subsided drastically. I apply a compression after I apply cream and that seems to help. Hope it gets better for you soon.
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      Omg I can't believe the difference, It feels so good to be almost pain free. I used to cry myself to sleep from the pain so yes, I highly recommend this procedure I just wish my doctor suggested this ages ago. I hope you get the same results. Please let us know how you go. Best of luck.

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      I’ve been in pain since an admission in early October with kidney stones - 21 days of antibiotics and then BAM a fissure! Thought giving birth 5 times and kidney stones was painful but heck this is the worst - reading other posts I’ve not suffered long but can’t do this anymore - I’m a nurse in Accident and Emergency and have never treated anyone with one either ! I was a patient on the morphine with the pain last Monday it was uncontrollable ! 

      I’m so glad your feeling better hope I have same results - are you in the uk ?

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      Funny you should say that but I found this pain worse than giving birth also!! I had bowel cancer over a year ago and to get this sort of pain afterwards was just too much to handle. I haven't been suffering with a fissure for long and was good to get it taken care of quickly. I'm in Australia not the UK.

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      You’ve been through a rough time then - plenty of Movicol veggies and hot water bottle for me  - You take laxatives

      What other things do you do - I have the Rectogesic cream and another called proktis m 

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      Movicol taken first week after surgery then just metamucil daily. Drinking lots of water is important. There's no need to even use any creams now thank God... What a difference compared to before... I had a collection of different ointments!!

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      Hi Missy 000 I had Botox yesterday and it feels like they didn't do anything nothing good nothing bad just the same only pain while using the toilet then it's fine after that, the Botox hasn't kicked in yet, how are you now 3 months later? And how long was it till your Botox kicked in? and how did you know it had kicked in? Thanks kindly.

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      Hi cara, I still felt pain while using the toilet after the operation but it eases off within days and the pain practically disappeared completely. You know the botox kicked in when you're not in agony and crying yourself to sleep like I used to. It's still good now almost 3 months later but I'm dreading the thought of it wearing off and the pain returning. Drink lots of water, take metamucil and keep up the fibre. Wish you the best, I hope it works for you like it did for me.

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      Thanks for your reply so you are now painless with every toilet trip? Do they also remove the fissure or just do Botox? Did you pass wind without control?
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      Yes I'm pain free even toilet trips and have been that way roughly a week after the operation. They removed the fissure besides the botox . The wind bit... Yes sometimes no control but believe me that's much better than being in pain. Try and avoid getting constipated as that would bring back some pain and might cause another fissure to appear.

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      Yes I'll be careful they didn't remove my fissure because he said it looks fine even though it's 4 years old in annoyed he didn't remove it plus he had a good look with a scoop an created a new fissure so I have two but lucky now bad spasms

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      missy I'm now 8 days post Botox an still have glass pain during passing a stool how are you now I want to fast forward time an heal!!

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      Hi, I am still in pain..I had my Botox in Oct so mine hasn’t worked...I find I have to push hard for bowl movements now though ...anyone else have this ? 
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      Sorry to hear you're still in pain but each person is different. I thought 8 days on, pain would have eased a little. I'm feeling good... Botox is supposed to last 3 months and it's almost 3 months this week. I'm hoping pain does not coming back but if it does I wouldn't hesitate getting this procedure done again. Hope you feel better soon.

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      Don't let yourself get constipated as that causes for straining while having a bowel movement. Take a stool softener and drink plenty of water. Sometimes we feel the urge to pass stool and strain but there's nothing there, is that what you're referring to??

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      No there’s always a stool ...it’s so disappointing..feels like I’m gonna be stuck with this forever...I dread everyday 😔

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      That's a pity you're feeling this way I guess botox works differently for different people. If my pain comes back I would not hesitate in getting it done again.

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      I had mine done just over 3 months ago and its been mostly great. I'm still waiting for the pain to return as they did say botox lasts 3 months but so far so good.

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      Almost instantly... Obviously there was some swelling and pain after a bowel motion but within a week was pain free. Best decision was to have botox as I used to cry myself to sleep most nights that's if I actually had any sleep.

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      It's normal to have stinging after pooping and it will eventually disappear but at least the pain is gone and that's the main thing 😊

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      How are you all doing. I had Botox 18 days ago now and still have pain. No where near what it was like before though? I have the sensation of needing to really push to move when I first use the toilet. Almost like having to kick a stuck door which then opens fine on that trip ... then back to square one for the next trip. 
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      Hi Gary, 18 days is long enough for the pain to subside but at least the pain is bearable now. That urge to push will eventually go away but Keep in mind to increase your water and fibre intake to ease things a little or take a stool softener. Hope you recover fully soon.
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      How long did it take for your spasms to stop after the Botox? I’m day 5 and they went away and today are horrendous :-( is this normal? 
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      Hi. I’m 5 weeks on and have only just settled down in the last couple of weeks. I’m still quite fragile down there and occasionally have to take mild painkillers but certainly not the spasms that I was getting. 

      I’ve been having a lot of baths and also drinking loads of water and movicol / dulcosate sodium. 

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      Thanks for your reply Gary. How long did you have you fissure for? 

      It’s weird as after the Botox I had no real problems and thought I was healing then today the spasms were back and horrendous. Is that normal? Did yours clear up initially?

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      The spasms stopped almost immediately although there was still a little pain especially after a BM. What bought on your spasms again? Were you constipated?
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      We all can agree the process of healing a fizzure is terrible. This week will be 8 weeks since i had botox shot. Week 1 i was in pain, week 2 i felt a lot of relief and it was great. After that though its been rough. I have a rough time after bm. Still get a burning an pain feeling and it lasts sometimes a few hours. Saw Dr this week and scheduled the surgery for may 1st.
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