Conditions with symptom: 'faecal 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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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! :(
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?
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?
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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