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I had fissure surgery at my doctor's request on 10/24 because the tear was deep. I also was diagnosed with rectal cancer back in December and went through treatment. So I think he just wanted to go in and repair it as much as possible and do a biopsy. Thankfully no bad news there. I was in no pain whatsoever after the surgery. But about a week later, I started experiencing fecal incontinence. And I knew that was a possible side effect of the surgery. The incontinence is occurring more and more. Probably 7-10 times now, and it's starting to freak me out. Sorry for being gross. But sometimes it's a little. Sometimes a lot. And I can't make it to the bathroom. Thankfully I'm working from home 90% of the time, but I do have to go into the office once in a while. And I can't go in at all with this is happening. What on earth am I going to do if this happens there!? I saw my Colo Rectal doctor today as a follow-up to my surgery (I even had an accident while waiting to see him and cleaned up quickly in the bathroom). I was too embarrassed to tell him it happened right then and there, but told him that it's happening a lot. He said to allow a few weeks for that to go away, but I'm not reading anything online that indicates it will go away that quickly. Has anyone else who has had this surgery had this problem? If so, when did it clear up for you? Or better yet, DOES it ever go away? I'm very very worried. I don't want to be a prisoner in my own home.
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