Conditions with symptom: 'anal incontinence'
I have been diagnosed with a couple of anal fissures and I also have a very large anal skin tag as a result of suffering from these fissures for 17 years. The fissures are bearable as long as I don't strain when I go to the toilet. I have been prescribed a cream called anoheal to try and get rid of the fissures by relaxing the sphincter muscle but the consultant has also booked me in for surgery under general anaesthetic to remove the skin tag. Whilst delighted that I will finally get rid of the tag which is large and has affected my love life and confidence for many years I am scared that the surgery could cause more problems than i already have. I have read that people have suffered incontinence as a result of this and the post op healing is very painful. Has anyone had surgery to have an anal skin tag removed? Is there any other treatments available? Is laser surgery an option and which surgery scalpel or laser would produce the better faster healing?
Iv had an anal fissure for over ten years and developed a moderate sized skin tag in the last couple of years. I went in last week to get this removed as it was uncomfortable and affected my confidence. I was in a bit of pain after the surgery but nothing as bad as the fissure pain however this all changed when I had to go to the toilet. Even although I had been taking laxatives and I passed soft stools, the pain was excrutiating to the point I fainted! The same happened the following day and I had to go back to the hospital where I was told I have proctitis as a result of the surgery. So I feel now I shouldn't have bothered getting the tag removed. I have also had mild incontinence but have been told this is temporary but its still very upsetting :(
When I pass a motion it seems as though my anus protrudes and doesn't retract for a while - sometimes I push it back in. I also seem to have leakage after I have wiped myself and never feel that my anus is clean. I had a really bad cough in March and it felt like my back passage was 'hanging out' after a bad bout of coughing. Advice please. I am a female aged 54 and suffer no stress incontinence from a weak bladder just this anal problem.
Since giving birth to my eldest son 6 and half years ago I have have incontinence problems, I've been diagnosed with having a rectoseal with no treat meant afterwards and have frequently been to my GP over my incontinence issues to no avail. I am practically leaking urine all the time and am becoming paranoid about smelling of urine. I am only 27 and I need help please.
About a week ago I noticed a lump on my right anal cheek. It started growing bigger and becoming painful. It now has 'opened' and bleeds and has pus coming out of it at times. It does this a few times a day now. Is this due to a anal abscess? I dont know how I could have gotten an anal abscess or this if it is this. Could someone please tell me how I got whatever this is and if I will need surgery or if a GP can do something.
After developing an anal abscess with fistulas I have been through the procedure of having a Seton Stitch inserted and gone through the drainage and packing stages.The wound seems to be healing okay and I have been left with just the Seton to manage. However part of this fell off the other night(just a loop shaped piece). Should I be concerned? The Seton has been in for three months, I was checked about one month ago and am due to see the consultant again in another months time. I have been warned that this condition can return and that there is a real possibility of sphincter muscle damage and incontinence!
I have 2 anal fissures and have had for a number of years. Sometimes pain and itch are manageable, other times it's as though I have sat on a red hot poker. The doc has prescribed a number of creams including Rectogesic, which causes mammoth headaches on usage. I now have Trimovate and I wanted to know whether this will make the situation worse by thinning the skin? Will it heal the fissures? I really don't want to go down the surgery route as faecal incontinence is far worse, but someone's thoughts would be appreciated. I have also heard that there is now botox treatment rather than surgery - is this true?
I have 2 chronic anal fissures and have been prescribed (anoheal) Diltizem hydrochloride which doesn't give me the massive headaches. It seems to make it less painful although diet tends to work the best.. if the stool is soft then it helps. Also, I find that holding the bottom cheeks apart when going to the toilet stops the anus from tearing each time.. a little on the invasive side just to go to the loo, sometimes needs must!
I've suffered from anal fissures off and on for the past 10 years or so. The last time they gave me recotgesic cream - and I know what you mean about the massive headaches. The cream also didn't work, so after about 3 months of trying the cream I was referred to the specialist. I had surgery in September 2009 where they injected botox into the area to help the muscle relax to allow the fissure to heal. It worked for me and I would definitely recommend the surgery. The botox surgery is quick - day patient case and I was in no pain from the surgery afterwards. And immediately after the surgery I was in no pain from the fissure either. If the botox surgery doesn't work for you, then there are other options that the specialist can discuss with you. But I would recommend trying the botox surgery first.
I have had one of these on and off for years but in the last year or so it has been pretty much permanent. I went to see a doctor who diagnosed anal fissure and prescribed me lactulose. I tried drinking the stuff (it was a powder you mix with water) but it was so vile, I can drink far more fluids without it. I'm not particularly constipated, and am quite regular. When the doctor examined me apparently my muscle wasn't spasmed or anything, it was relaxed. All the treatment seems to be to soften your stools or to cut your muscle. I'm used to living with this condition (painful as it can be), and don't particularly fancy surgery with the associated risks of incontinence, so my question is, what are the risks if I don't treat this? Thanks.
Hope this isn't too late. I had the same problem as you for exactly the same time. Also had piles at the same time. Here is my solution, day one take 2 Dulcoease together and use Scheriproct ointment inside to shrink the piles. Also that day and every day after take 3 Dulcoease a day (separate times), drink 4 cups of water more than normal per day, eat 2 or 3 satsumas a day, have weetabix for breakfast,and drink fruit juice (fresh orange) at least twice a day. Then when passing stool only clean with soft toilet paper and wet toilet paper NOT babywipes. Once the anus is clean and dry apply Savlon. It stopped ripping after 2 days, and I'm about 7days into this and it's working brilliantly. No pain or no bleeding. I will keep this up for a few weeks yet to make sure it has definitely healed.
Is it possible to be infected with HIV by using anal sex toys that are maybe unclean or used without condoms? What are the chances? or is it purely man to man anal sex?
Yes it is possible to pass the HIV virus on using sex toys between partners without cleaning them or using condoms. There are alot of factors so cant really give answer on what are the chances only that there is a risk of passing the virus on. It is not only man to man anal sex. If you are worried please go and get tested
I had anal sex last night, which is something I occasionally do, however this morning I couldn't make it to the toilet. I'm concerned is anal sex the cause? Is it common or is it likely to be because of something else
after having 3 treatments to freeze off my anal wart, it has finally gone! although the area is still a little sore i'd like to know when it will be safe and comfortable for me to have anal sex again? i miss it!
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