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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
I had a sphincterectomy about 15 months ago to cure a fissure. it took several months before I started to feel better. I was feeling good for the past 12 months until recently. I had a bout of diaherra one day and right after that I started to have a burning sensation and ache identical to what I experienced immediately after the initially surgery. Is it possible that the muscle was strained as a result of the diaherra to cause this sensation. I would have thought that after 12 months that the muscle would have been completely healed unless there is a weakness that is the result of scar tissue.
It is possible to develop another fissure after sphincterotomy with anal trauma.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati