It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Bowel Disorders Message Board

Had My Lateral Sphincterotomy

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-01-2007, 03:39 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 17
**jessy** HB User
Smile Had My Lateral Sphincterotomy

Just thought I would share with you all, I had my fissure surgery yesterday, I was soooooo desperate after 3 long years of suffering and 6 months of complete agony I just could not take it anymore. Spent a long week waiting for the day, was very nervous all week, cried alot, I came very close to quitting, my biggest fear was the incontinence or the procedure not even working but I hung in there.
The surgery went really well, I expected to be in complete agony and have heavy bleeding, but I don't really have alot of either.
Moved my bowels this morning that went quite well, had a little discomfort where the fissure is, had the occasional spasm maybe 1 or 2, but not as much as before surgery, had diarrhoea all afternoon due to my IBS, had abit of discomfort but nothing I couldn't handle, as for the bleeding, I hardly have any, I have slight spotting when i wipe myself but thats it.
My only concern is that when I sit or stand I feel like I have a slight weakness, sort of like the feeling after child birth (for any Mums out there)not sure whether that is because of discomfort or whether it is anxiety, but so far so good, have had no leakage at all.
So over all it is great, but it still is early days yet so I will keep you all posted.
Feel free to ask any questions

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 02-01-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 151
lodgen HB User
Smile Re: Had My Lateral Sphincterotomy


make sure you keep bm soft and self flowing it is critical for you to fully
heal. if your having d ,try a fiber supplement like benifiber,it will bulk up
your stools. i had hemmroid,fissureomentry and syfictomentry done all at once!,the hemmroid surgery is painfull and still recovering after two months.
but i keep telling everyone that the fissure surgery is painfree right away and
the side effects are nothing to worry about. all those years of suffering ,i
should of done it sooner is what i said after surgery for will be able to
eat normal amd have your life back after a week or so ,or even sooner.start
working up to eat lots of fiber you want to have bulky soft stools to be on your way to healing youe wounds.

Old 02-11-2007, 08:37 PM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: SoCal, ca, usa
Posts: 3
nomadi HB User
Re: Had My Lateral Sphincterotomy

Jessy, Was this your first surgery? Why didn't you try the seton first? How are you now?

Old 08-29-2007, 01:29 PM   #4
grace R
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: sydney.nsw
Posts: 3
grace R HB User
Smile Re: Had My Lateral Sphincterotomy

hi Jess
you are very lucky, I had the same op, three day ago and still I'm in a lot of pain,and my bottom fells like I'm groing all new hemorrhoyds, maybe is normal I don't know.,I can't sleep, no bleeding just horrible pain,I'm very scared. I' happy for you.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
sphincterotomy yesterday.. fissures.. internal hemmeroids *good experience* brightblueeyes Bowel Disorders 26 05-03-2010 10:32 AM
My experience with Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy (LIS) for my Chronic Anal Fissure nomorefissure Bowel Disorders 2 01-17-2010 11:59 PM
Would a lateral sphincterotomy help prolapsed hemorrhoids? iTAPout Bowel Disorders 2 07-29-2009 09:07 PM
Lateral Sphincterotomy: Part 2 Lizardwoman85 Bowel Disorders 0 08-20-2008 08:04 PM
Lateral Sphincterotomy: Part 1 Lizardwoman85 Bowel Disorders 0 08-01-2008 08:45 PM
Sphincterotomy - help with straight data chris0007 Bowel Disorders 16 04-25-2008 09:06 PM
lateral sphincterotomy nowimonline Bowel Disorders 3 04-19-2007 08:45 AM
had sphincterotomy for! SOUTHERN DIVA Bowel Disorders 7 04-23-2004 05:48 AM
Sphincterotomy Deezy Bowel Disorders 75 01-02-2004 09:03 PM
Hope for Hemorrhoidectomy/Sphincterotomy vdang2003 Bowel Disorders 9 12-01-2003 04:22 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:05 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!