Originally Posted by TriciaR
I'm new to this particular board and see that there are quite a few people who have had this operation. I too, had a long bout with anal fissures and after trying other medical means without success had this operation 5 days ago. My surgeon is a colo-rectal surgeon and comes highly recommended.
He said he only cuts a very very small area and has done many of these. I also had skin tags (rather large ones) removed.
Anyway, post op just a few questions; pain has subsided and I believe was mostly caused by the skin tags. There is very little pain with movements but definite urgency. I believe I would have an accident if a bathroom wasn't readily available. I have not gone back to work yet but have plans this weekend (Labor Day weekend) and am petrified of not having a bathroom nearby. Did anyone have urgency after this operation and am I being too impatient in expecting to have great control already? I'm scared that this could become long term!
Finally, one note, 5 days post, yesterday, I had a sudden huge gush of bleeding; I called the surgeon immediately and he said a suture must have burst. I was panicking but it subsided and I didn't have to go to the ER. The suture he said, was on a large skin tag. I'm adding this in case anyone else has this happen and freaks out like I did.
Thanks in advance for any comments!
I am sorry but I cannot answer your question because I have not had this particuliar surgery yet. However, I am considering this option and was hoping you would be find enough to answer some questions on the procedure.
1. On a scale of 1 to 10 (most painful) how would you rate your pain the day after the surgery?
2. On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your pain before having the surgery?
3. How long did you take off of work for this surgery?
Based on the reading I have done I think your sphincter muscle will tighten up in 1-3 months.