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Please advise what is the recovery like after having a lateral internal sphincterotomy?

Please advise what is the recovery like after having a lateral internal sphincterotomy?

Few days: This is generally performed for severe anal fissures.After this procedure, bowel movements should not be painful and associated bleeding should stop. The anal tissue is also a relatively fast healing area. ...Read more

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Lateral internal sphincterotomy (anal) 2012 for fissure. I have "pressure pain" and extreme painful urgency. Is this normal? Will it ever stop?

Lateral internal sphincterotomy (anal) 2012 for fissure.  I have "pressure pain" and extreme painful urgency. Is this normal? Will it ever stop?

It's not normal.: More information will be needed before i could give you a more complete answer. For instance did it begin right after the sphincterotomy or did it develop some time later? I have never heard of "pressure and" and extremely painful urgency him a result of a sphincterotomy. You really need to be seen by the surgeon who did the operation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is next step after a Sphincterotomy for SOD type II correction,if pain begins again 10 months later?Symtoms are slowly coming bk&I am worried..??

Tough to say: Non treatment is 100%. This is especially true for sphincter of Oddi syndrome. Stick with your gasteoenterologist. Also ask about looking in to wether or not gastroparesis is present. May also want to consider a CCK HIDA scan to see if that reproduces pain, suggesting gallbladder removal MAY relieve symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the risks and benefits of a transurethral sphincterotomy?

What are the risks and benefits of a transurethral sphincterotomy?

Free flow: done for obstruction. STDcan cause certain structures and once treated these need opening. Generally a low risk of bleeding and recurrence ...Read more

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What are the effects of an anal sphincterotomy?

What are the effects of an anal sphincterotomy?

Too complicated: This is a little too complicated to explain here. Consider reviewing this http://www.emedicinehealth.com/anal_fissures_lateral_internal_sphincterotomy-health/article_em.htm ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period from sphincterotomy/fissurctomy?

How long is the recovery period from sphincterotomy/fissurctomy?

4-6 weeks: After surgery most people hate their physician the first week, dislike them the second, can mumble there name the third, and are starting to be happy they had surgery during the fourth week. ...Read more

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Transurethral sphincterotomy, advice needed before deciding to do the surgery?

Sphincterotomy: I would need more imformation as to the problem. This is a rare procedure done in patients in urinary retention from neurogenic bladder and can lead to urinary incontinence. ...Read more

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My boyfriend had a sphincterotomy on friday, today is monday and he still has not had a bowl moment, he has taken tons of stool softens!

My boyfriend had a sphincterotomy on friday, today is monday and he still has not had a bowl moment, he has taken tons of stool softens!

Post-op constipation: Although a sphincterotomy is a minimally invasive procedure, the medications used to control pain around this procedure can produce significant constipation. As long as there is no vomiting of green material, it is okay to continue eating by mouth. A stimulant laxative would be helpful in this case. ...Read more