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Botox and Dilation

Postby Biscuit1011 » 16 Jul 2021, 01:45

I have 2 chronic anal fissures and 2 new fissures (acquired in the last month) and I am miserable. I had fisurrectomy for the chronic ones 9 years ago and it was a huge mistake. Severe pain and I wasn’t able to heal until I started taking Miralax. I’ve been able to manage those two fissures for the past 9 years with Miralax but the time between flares has been shorter and shorter. Until last month when I had a colonoscopy and the CRS gave me two new fissures and said I also had stenosis. She recommended flap surgery which I’m extremely hesitant about since I was also just diagnosed with RA a couple months ago. Huge wounds in an area with fecal matter and a compromised immune system doesn’t sound like a good idea. So now I’m scheduled for Botox and ditaltion next Tuesday and I’m terrified I’m going to make the situation even worse. I’m always paralyzed by fear in this subject. Wanting to do anything to relieve the pain but also terrified to make it worse. I’ve considered a colostomy since this has stolen about a decade of my life.
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Re: Botox and Dilation

Postby Ginger55 » 17 Jul 2021, 00:09

Hey,

Could you try at home dilation first?
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Re: Botox and Dilation

Postby Biscuit1011 » 17 Jul 2021, 00:12

Hi Ginger55

Thanks for replying. My spasming is so bad that I think it’s impossible to get anything in there. I have 4 active fissures. When I had my last colonoscopy the CRS said she had a hard time getting even one finger in and when I woke up I had two new fissures. She said I have scar tissue but not in the muscle. She said she felt a web of tissue and that it was unusual. I’m terrified dilation will make things worse but I’ve asked two surgeons and they said it doesn’t. And they won’t do LIS on me. It’s all very frustrating and confusing.
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