Still incontinent over 3 months after botox

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Anyone here who ended up incontinent after botox find it took longer than 3 months for the botox to wear off ?

I had botox on 29th December 2017 and the surgeon confidently told me it would wear off after 2/3 months and continence would be restored .

I am still incontinent with no control at all and beginning to worry that I have some lasting damage

Anyone experience anything similar ???

Thanks 👍

PS To make matters worse the fissure hasn't healed 😕

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    Hi Hun, I ha Botox for the second time in Oct and the fissure now has only just started to heal ( touch wood) so 5 months after botox so there is still hope for you yet.. The second time i had it did make it a little harder to hold anything and had a couple of embarrassing accident that my family still wont let me forget lol but it was more after i had taken dulcolax - never again! Botox affects can last longer in some people so i think you will start to to see some improvements this month especially with the incontinence - don't give up hope.. smile xxx 

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      Thanks Hayley

      Brilliant that your fissure is starting to heal

      At my 2 month check up the surgeon was adamant that mine won't heal and that I won't be having more botox as I had had in his words "an adverse reaction " to it

      I think the fissure has improved slightly but I have so many bowel movements a day it's not getting a proper chance

      I am so looking forward to ditching the pull up incontinence pants !!!!

      Hope you're now well on your way to recovery 🤞

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    Hi Jennifer, I am in a similar situation, but I have only had one major accident and one minor one. The first time it happened it scared the s...t out of me - literally! I have tena pants and won't go out without them but as I told you before my consultant insisted that botox would start to wear off at 3 months and be completely gone by 6 months. Also my GP said that it can vary widely from person to person so stick in there. Mine is nearly 4 months now and there may be a little bit of feeling returning but I'm not sure, I daren't take any chances. Every trip outside takes meticulous planning and not much eating!!!! Good luck, I know what you're going through.

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    Hi Jennifer. It might be wishful thinking that some slight feeling is returning. It would be sad if I'm just getting used to dealing with it as I am still far from leading a normal life🤔😕. Hope you get some good news soon. x

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