Surgeon won't do Lis

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Has anyone else been refused the surgery because they are female? Coleorectal consultant will do more try at Botox ( this took the pain away for a while last time) but has said if that doesn't work then there is nothing else that can be done. Apparently the risk of incontinence is too great for women to have the surgery. Came away from the consult totally gutted. My fissure refuses to heal despite diet change, movicol x2 a day and 1 round of Botox.

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    you could be writing my story - I have had 2 lots of botox, surgeon is not keen for LIS as I am young (29), female and no children. have you looked at the anal advancement flap? i have researched this and am hoping to talk about this with the surgeon when I see him next month. I have said how I am uninterested in children, and would ask for a c-section in the very unlikely chance we had kids. you have my sympathy xx

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    Hi Kath,

    I dont know if you are limited on who you can see but try other CRS's. Check their history and patient reviews if you can. Where I live there is an over abundance of doctors to see but I am aware of others circumstances. I hope you find a surgeon like those who work at Columbia Presbyterian hospital in NYC.

    I wouldn't want LiS by a surgeon who really has no confidence in their abilities.

    Take care.

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    I'm a woman and I've had 2 LIS surgeries.

    After botox failed twice, they were still refusing to give me LIS, I had to beg for it. I couldn't live like this any longer. So they ended up giving me a LIS but a very conservative cut which ended up failing. Then I had to beg again for another LIS. Then it was successful. No incontinence issues with either surgery.

    My advice, keep pushing for it or go to another CRS.

    Also the risk of incontinence is low especially with an experienced CRS

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    did either of you ladies have the anal manometry tests before surgery?

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    Thank you all for your replies. Unfortunately with living in the Uk and rural Sw of the UK at that ,my options are very limited with regards to surgeons. The last consult was actually with the head of coleorectal department , so if he is unwilling to operate that only really would leave a private option. I can't afford that so looks like it's very much fingers crossed that the next and last round of Botox actually works. Healing thoughts go out to everyone.

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