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    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?





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    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.

    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.





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    Hi I have urinary incontinence, I am 49, it comes when a period is missed like a build up. It comes the week before I would be due to to have a period but don't and the week of the period that does not come. I leek quite a lot when I walk outside, and when I dance. I had a bad dose of hydrocortisone cream 2 years the doctor gave me the wrong instructions and said I could use it when I had an infection after cutting my lip. this was 2 years ago in July. 6 months later I got flu and then the incontinence started. a year ago and for the last year I have also had a few water infections from being wet, and not having a pad at hand. having antibiotics for water infections had now cause a fungal infection or urtica. I am feeling pretty poorly and its a vicious circle. What Can I do. I am seeing a bladder person at the hospital and feel I need a scan for a swollen stomach. A blood test to see what the rash is and an operation. what should I do what it the right thing to do? L Hall had incontinence and a rash like urtika.





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    My husband suffers with night time incontinence after he has had an alcholic drink , sometimes even if he's only had 1. Also if he drinks tea or coffee late in the evening. Very occasionally for no apparent reason. He went to the doctors once and they gave him some tablets to take when he's had a drink but they didn't work. He is very embarresed about it and felt that his doctor wasn't very sympathetic and so hasn't returned to see if there could be something else that would work. He is a very heavy sleeper and I'm wondering if it isn't so much as incontinence but that he can't wake to go? What would be his best cause of action?





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    Im 52yrs female had a hysterectomy quite a few yrs ago and a bkadder repare at the same time due to very much wettiing myself wgen I laughed cough or sneezing all was well until yhe docter at hospital said I had 2 type's of incontinence stress incontence and the urge incontinence I find when its tine to go out I go to the loo before I end up out I get to the bottom of my street and I nerd the loo again often not being able to move as I will wet myself as I start walking back up the street om soaking after wetging my self its so embarrassing even out with my children can you help meplease as I cant control it any longer I have tryed every thing under the sun can you help





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    I gradually lost my sex drive and all desire ending up with being sexually in the pre-puberty position. I was diagnosed as having an underactive thyroid and given testosterone 80 mg and levothyroxine 100 mg I am now on 120 mg of testosterone plus anti depressants Venlafaxine 37.5 quick release for evenings and 75 mg slow release in the morning. while I have started to regain some sex drive a long lasting erection or sex drive is rare it has improved. I now have incontinence and while my hernias have been treated I still have gall stones that so far have not caused me pain. I was checked and cleared for prostrate cancer but the incontinence is still not clearing up or improving.





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    My boyfriend is 20, and wets the bed. It isn't usually bad enough to reach the sheets,but his clothes are usually soaked. Occasionally it does reach the sheets, but very rarely. He also suffers from both feacal and urinary incontinence during the day. The 'back accidents' only happen 5 or 6 times a year, and it's only a couple of drips of urine mostly. Sometimes it is bad enough that he has to change, and the 'back accidents' have happened in his sleep twice. We're really close and can talk to eachother about this kind of thing, but hes too scared to talk to anyone else, even doctors about his problem. He gets so embarrassed and upset about it and I really want to help, he's tried all of the usual things but none of them worked. I managed to persuade him to buy incontinence pads but he hates wearing them. What do I do to help? Any advice would be helpful! I love my partner to bits and hate seeing him sad! :(





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    I have a prolapse of the front vaginal wall. The effects are not distressing. I have some mild urinary incontinence caused by a weakened pelvic floor after having 4 kids. If I keep up the exercises then the leakage is minimised to when I have a full bladder and cough/jump on a trampoline. The prolapse does not cause me discomfort and sex is still good for me and my husband. I am overweight, almost obese and I know losing weight would be good for both the mild incontinence and prolapse. I would like to avoid surgery for as long as possible. It is not convenient at this time in my life nor are the symptoms that bad. Does anyone have any experience of using vaginal weights or vaginal electro exercisers and how effective they are? Are they approriate for some-one with vaginal prolapse? Where do I find a reputable supplier?





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    hi i have a bladder prolapse and have stated to use kegel8 electric impulse machine as i found doing pelvic floor exercises difficult. i have also started to do posture exercises from a vidio by katie bowman in america and have found these helpful it is still early days but i am hoping i will be able to manage with out an opperation i am not sure about sex as my partner left when he found out i had a prolapse.

    I have urinary incontinence but all tests have come back normal, what can I do now?





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    H1I watched your vidio on urinary incontinence and if botox really works I would like to have this surgery done if its possible, could you please let me know many thanks .





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    Iam aged 75 years, and suffer mild faecal incontinence together with mild piles.These problems always arise after a bowel movement,never before, and can arise one to six hours after the bowel movement. The faecal matter is not large scale, but of course smells, and is embarassing. I have BPH, but have been told I do not have prostate cancer.





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    I had anal fistula for some years and all the treatments failed so i went for fistulotomy . After surgery i am experiencing faecal and wind incontinence due to some damage to sphincter muscle. Its very embarassing and effecting my quality of life. my doc recommend me to do some pelvic exercise and he said it will get better with time. Its been 6 months now but my incontinence is not improving. Please let me know if someone help me with this .thanks





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    I have a 12 year old son, from the age of 4 years old he has had faecal incontinence it have got better with age but as he is getting older he still have the problem it has not gone away, he eats fruit, veg. has water i am at a loss on wot to do please help.





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    I use attends faecal incontinence they were given to me originally from the district nurse who measured my waist and hips as they give you some white elasticated shorts that go with the pads I then have to ring s number and leave my order etc which the NHS deliver yo my home before these I was using tena pants but there not strong enough as are meant for urine I couldn't live without my pads hope this helps :D

    Hi, just had surgery this week for rectocele. Surgeon went in through perineum to avoid faecal incontinence risk via anal route. Method of surgery will depend on exact location of the rectocele and size. Wait list in London can be anything up to a year but i was lucky as a space came up within 6 months. So far even though painful recovery i can already feel a difference....





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    HI Mel. I am having a rectocele operation through the perineum in October. I am worried about the pain. How long did your pain last and what medications were you put on to help it. How are you going now and do you feel like you have had a good recovery. Thanks. Lee-Anne

    Hi LeeAnn, I am now 5 weeks post op and the pain lasted about 10 days before it felt much better. The last couple of weeks the area has just been a little irritated as the stitches heal and it's still sensitive to touch etc. I still have to be careful getting in and out of the car but am able to go about normal activities. I had my last check up today with the consultant and have been told that next week (week 6 post op) I can start exercising again. I do feel like it's been a good recovery and have had great results in resuming normal function x Mel

    My daughter is 7 years old and was diagnosed with immunoglobulin A deficiency when she was 4 years old, i do not know much about this condition apart from what I have read on the internet. Her symptoms include high temperatures, constant coughing and diahorrea that sometimes lead to faecal incontinence which she cant control and seems to be affecting her confidence, could anyone give me any information regarding this condition and possible help with the symptoms





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    My mum had an epidural haematoma 4 years ago at T12/L1 (incomplete). As a result of this, she is doubly incontinent. She has a supra-pubic catheter, and had to learn bowel management from the spinal injury nurses. Unfortunately, despite this, she has episodes of faecal incontinence which she finds very distressing. Anal plugs don't work, and pads offer limited protection. Is there any chance that this implant device could help my mum? If you think it could be helpful, where is the procedure carried out? Thank you for your help.





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    After the birth of my son 5 years ago, I noticed that my vagina looked different, a bulge coming down from below the uretha and a bulge coming up from below, when I asked my Dr she laughed and said I had given birth and it would look the same again, she never examined me either. I suffer urine and faecal urge incontinence and have just got on with it but after seeing last nights program and seeing the women with the prolaspe my chin hit the floor, she looked like me, May be I should see a new dr.!! Many thanks for opening my eyes to what maybe should have been investigated years ago not laughed at.





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    I am only 21 years old. I have been suffering from incontinence for the past three months. I am feeling shy to talk about this with my parents. Sometime it occurs while bike riding. I don't have any control on this. I think my bladder getting loose day by day. Currently I am using some incontinence products and diapers. But I am looking for some effective treatments.





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    I am 74, and have recently begun to suffer from prolapse symptoms - even though I had a hysterectomy in 1983. I have been taking Premarin HRT for some years, but, because I was diagnosed with breast cancer, was advised to stop taking this medication. Not long after I gave up Premarin, I noticed that my insides started hanging down very obviously. I find it difficult to pass urine and defecate normally ask these 'bits' get in the way. I have some difficulty with incontinence, particularly faecal. I also need to attend to hygiene 'down there' because of my condition. I have been seen by a hospital consultant concerned with these matters, but all he said was that I had good penvic floor muscles and not to bother about the condition. I just had to get on with life!!! (This I found very depressing advice!) I am full of life and able to cope with other health problems as my doctor keeps me adequately medicated. Please advise





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    Re: last week's programme on incontinence. Please could you advise where to buy the incontinence devices to help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Thanks!





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    I was so glad the programme tackled incontinence but I was very surprised at the conclusions of the testers. I tried electrostimulation and cones but both were absolutely hopeless. I tried the Pelvic Toner and within a week I felt so much better and within 3 weeks I had no incontinence symptoms at all.





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    Im 27 years old and I have been diagnosed with spinal bifida occulta and I have incontinence and leg weakness and bowel incontinence to I have a fatty lipoma and scoliosis to and I have been told that I could loose the use of my legs in approximately 6 months to a year from now and the doctor won't do anything about it

    Hi Tiffany, here is some info about urinary incontinence and how to manage it http://pelvichealthphysio.blogspot.ca/2013/08/stress-urinary-incontinence.html

    Dr Christian My mother suffers with double incontinence she will be 70 next month My mother also has fybromyalgia My mother has spent her life being the best mother and provider Her double incontinence is destroying her life to the point that whenever the grandchildren and great grandchildren come to visit she locks herself in the bedroom I recently watched the video were they put an electrical device into the patients spine that put an electrical current that helped to control the incontinence Could you please send me more information that i could take to the GP and maybe get the help she so desperately needs





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    i am a 39 old with stress incontinence but went to the incontinence nurse but refuse the electric treatment because of having abnormal cell in pass try what they did but nothing work and now been refer to gycology its the though soon as u go to toilet wet yourself straight after i been watching the programme every one great programme





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    Doouble Incontinence vidoe, can you advise me what this procedure is called, can it be done on NHS? My mother have a stroke 4 years ago and has sufferred with incontinence ever since, she has had many procedures but all have failed. The latest was a yeast injection, she has been offered a botox injection but this means having a catheter.





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    I have incontinence during the day and night, it's more during the night than in the day, a lot of the time in the day I just get this sudden urge to go and need to find the toilet rather rapidly or else I wet. I've always had the night and day time problems from birth, I did get a bit of control during school but still had a few accidents in school. Now I've resigned myself to wearing pads 24/7. The NHS supply me with Tena Slip for night time and Tena Comfort for daytime, although I find the Comfort pads are a nuisance as they leak quite a bit, so I usually use the Comfort at night and the Slips during the day as ruining my mattress isn't as embarrassing as walking round with wet trousers, I have tried to point this out to my local incontinence adviser who has just ignored this problem. I'm also slightly autistic (Asperger's and ADHD). I have been told that it could be the ADHD that is causing me to have a problem with the incontinence, especially the night time wetting, can ADHD make incontinence worse?





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    My mum's 86 and suffers form urinary incontinence. Is this prcedure also applicable for urinary incontinence?





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    I am 39yrs old and have suffered from stress incontinence for over 2 years, I did go to my Gp and was referred for physio, which I had for 4 months and made no difference to me at all, Back in october 08 I had an hysterectomy due to other problems and was told by my gp that this would probaly cure my incontinence, but it hasnt, Please can anyone advise what would be the next stage and it is affecting my quality of live, by restricting the activities I can do.





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    The EI team roll into Norwich to setup a clinic in one of the country's busiest shopping centres. This time the Docs are getting stuck into the Vagina, and there’s no room for coyness ladies! Read more →

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