6 Months Post LIS

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6 Months Post LIS

Postby nicole321 » 21 Aug 2017, 22:58

After suffering from a chronic fissure for 2+ years I finally went for the LIS with a wonderful CRS in February 2017. Everything healed well, but since then I have had 2 more recurrences which both healed in 3-5 days. The CRS says that only 2% of those who undergo LIS will have anymore fissures afterwards (so, yay...). I also have some brief spasms after any BMs that are not soft and pain as well if I don't keep everything just right with my diet and water.

The CRS is willing to do a second LIS on the opposite side but I am unsure. Do I just hope that this is the best it can be and be grateful? Do I go for the surgery again? Or wait longer than I have for healing? We also want to have more children but I am am scared now that I have had this surgery as the fissure started after the birth of my son.

Any wisdom?
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Re: 6 Months Post LIS

Postby Harper05 » 25 Aug 2017, 14:13

I have had THREE! All in the matter of 7 months. I knew each time it wasn't healing. I am still not healing and I am 6 weeks post op. I saw the DR this week and he said some people just have really good muscle tone.
I got mine from trying to push my baby out as well and ended up with a c section. That is something you can choose if you are worried.
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