healed??

CRS visit today

Are you having, or have you had a Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy (LIS)? Please share your experiences here, or ask any questions.

Return to LIS - Considering surgery or already had it?



Re: healed??

Postby Alyssa » 06 Sep 2014, 12:34

Sb2,

After my fissure was declared healed, I still remained in pain so the doctor referred me to pelvic floor physical therapy. The therapist touched my muscles vaginally and said that they were tight so that it what is causing me pain (during and after bm; stinging, hot burning sensations). My pain increases during bm... Then decreases afterwards but it lingers all day long.

I've tried physical therapy but it has not relaxed my muscles now had Botox injected on the pelvic floor... Takes about a week to get its full effect, so I'll see if this helps.

My doctor also said that my muscles are so tight that they could be causing small little cuts around the anus which are not detected on visual examination.
2/14 Fissure developed
3/14 Diagnosed w/ fissure given Nifedipine
4/14 Referred to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy=Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
5/14 Fissure declared "healed"/chronic anal pain persists
9/5/14 Botox to pelvic floor
9/22 biofeedback
Alyssa
VIP
 
Posts: 735
Topics: 26
Joined: 29 Apr 2014, 11:24
Location: San Jose, CA
Has thanked: 136 times
Been thanked: 41 times
Gender: Female

Re: healed??

Postby Alyssa » 06 Sep 2014, 12:40

If I put my finger inside my rectum, my skin is tender to the touch...
2/14 Fissure developed
3/14 Diagnosed w/ fissure given Nifedipine
4/14 Referred to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy=Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
5/14 Fissure declared "healed"/chronic anal pain persists
9/5/14 Botox to pelvic floor
9/22 biofeedback
Alyssa
VIP
 
Posts: 735
Topics: 26
Joined: 29 Apr 2014, 11:24
Location: San Jose, CA
Has thanked: 136 times
Been thanked: 41 times
Gender: Female

Re: healed??

Postby sb2 » 06 Sep 2014, 21:21

Good luck Alyssa. I hope the botox does the trick.
sb2
Salt Bather
 
Posts: 48
Topics: 10
Joined: 03 May 2014, 11:53
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 3 times
Gender: None specified

Re: healed??

Postby msimon » 06 Sep 2014, 22:31

Alyssa, I just wanted to add that in the pelvic floor, botox can start to work in a week but is usually not maximal for about 3, especially the first time (for some reason the muscles here are slower to respond than in other areas, like the face). This has consistently been my experience as well as what my Doctors have told me. I just didn't want you to be disappointed if it should take longer...
Dec '13 Fissure from anoscope
3 X internal sphincter botox
'08-'15 Botox for pelvic floor dysfunction
Nov '14 LIS/sentinel tag removal
Feb '15 Deroofing of recurrent infection from LIS
summer '15-healed but still ongoing muscle dysfunction/pain
msimon
Moderator
 
Posts: 1343
Topics: 64
Joined: 08 Aug 2014, 19:38
Has thanked: 76 times
Been thanked: 154 times
Gender: Female

Re: healed??

Postby Alyssa » 06 Sep 2014, 22:55

Msimon,

Thanks for that information... I'll be patient with it! I was expecting the "experience" to be worse than it was; it was a fast procedure, a little sore and bruised but no biggie. Counting down the days for it to take effect...
2/14 Fissure developed
3/14 Diagnosed w/ fissure given Nifedipine
4/14 Referred to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy=Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
5/14 Fissure declared "healed"/chronic anal pain persists
9/5/14 Botox to pelvic floor
9/22 biofeedback
Alyssa
VIP
 
Posts: 735
Topics: 26
Joined: 29 Apr 2014, 11:24
Location: San Jose, CA
Has thanked: 136 times
Been thanked: 41 times
Gender: Female

Re: healed??

Postby msimon » 06 Sep 2014, 23:24

That's great that you had a good experience. Please keep us posted on how things go for you. I really hope you get some relief ASAP.
Dec '13 Fissure from anoscope
3 X internal sphincter botox
'08-'15 Botox for pelvic floor dysfunction
Nov '14 LIS/sentinel tag removal
Feb '15 Deroofing of recurrent infection from LIS
summer '15-healed but still ongoing muscle dysfunction/pain
msimon
Moderator
 
Posts: 1343
Topics: 64
Joined: 08 Aug 2014, 19:38
Has thanked: 76 times
Been thanked: 154 times
Gender: Female


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to LIS - Considering surgery or already had it?



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

cron