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Sphinterotomy

Postby Blondie » 09 Aug 2014, 19:54

Hi Everyone, I had a fissure a couple years ago and it healed with nifedipine cream. 5 months ago I developed a chronic fissure. It was very painful and did not respond to the cream or Botox injection. My Dr. Suggested surgery. I was very afraid but had the spinchterotomy. I am so glad that I did. It was painful for a week and my bowel movements were worse, but it was tolerable especially with the pain medicine they gave me. I am pain free now for the first time in 5 months. If your fissure does not respond to conservative therapy I highly recommend the surgery.
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Re: Sphinterotomy

Postby jlm1 » 09 Aug 2014, 21:03

Thanks, I had botox a bit over 2 weeks ago and am feeling a little bit better. But just a little. I'm seeing my CRS Monday to discuss surgery for Thursday. I;m also getting second opinion Tuesday from a doctor who does a different procedure. (Kenalog at Columbia Presbyertian)
Anyway, it's good to hear a positive result. I's so afraid but something has to happen. I can't live like this anymore!
fissure May 2014
nitro, diltiazem
botox July
fistula surgery, piece of skin tag removed Oct
fissure declared healed Dec
currently have burning/pain-told it is nerve pain
physical therapy, sitz baths, valium suppositories
hoping I am healing
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Re: Sphinterotomy

Postby Alyssa » 10 Aug 2014, 02:21

Blondie,

Thanks for posting your positive experience with your surgery; a lot of people try to prevent it but if that's our only option to be cured from this hell I will take it.
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
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Re: Sphinterotomy

Postby Apes » 14 Aug 2014, 08:21

Jlm, did you have an appointment with the Kenalog doctor? What did he say? Hope you are starting to feel better.
Fissure 2/13/14 from Colonoscopy
Nitro no help
Nifedipine no help
Botox 5/5/2014 work in progress
HEALED 10/2014
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