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Friday, March 6, 2015
Anal fissure post-surgery
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?
Sphincterotomy should fix both fissures.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati