A 18-year-old female asked:
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what is the purpose of using botox injections for anal fissures? does it go up your butt? does it hurt? what are the side effects?

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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Relax sphincter: The purpose of Botox is relaxation of the rectal sphincter which is a common source of pain and may allow faster recovery. Risks are low with little probability of spread. Excessive injection may result in fecal incontinence. It involves a few injections and the pain may be mitigated by topical anesthetic.
Answered on May 23, 2016
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Dr. Mike Deldar
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Help you with pain: It is painful injection since it is already very painful down there. You see the result in 7-10days after injection.
Answered on Sep 9, 2013
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