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Colorectal Diseases

Anal fissure post-surgery

10/22/2008

Question:

Hi,

I have recently had Surgery to treat an anal fissure after extreme pain for 6 months. The surgery was almost 3 months ago now. The doctor performed interneal lataral sphincterotomy and fissurectomy. Unfortunatly, I had two fissures, and he only corrected one. My question is, if I want to get the other one fixed, would he have to recut the muscle, or is that permanantly relaxed now?

Answer:

Sphincterotomy should fix both fissures.

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Response by:

Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati