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08-29-2014, 06:17 AM   #1
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Examination Under Anesthesia A Risk of incontinence??

Hello, i hope you guys are getting better and better..
So back in 2012 I had complex peri-anal fistulas and abscesses going through sphincter muscles and all.. So this french surgeon did me an EUA after ensuring me that I wont have any fecal incontinence issues. She drained the abscesses, inserted setons and I had no problems.. But now, im in a different country doing some tests and MRI, imaging showed same fistulas but no more abscesses (better and easier than before) and the surgeon here decided an EUA, and when I asked him about incontinence and muscles he said it is possible that it might get damaged.

So what do you think? Are EUAs that risky of fecal incontinence? I read from some people they do it yearly or so and its fine! Should I consider another surgeon?

Thanks y'all..

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08-29-2014, 04:35 PM   #2
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Hmm, I suppose it would depend on one's personal history. I am just 25 and in the past 2 years have had several EUA, without any problems. Actually they have been informative and useful to my doctors. I think they have to inform you of possible problems, just as they would if you were have a scope, there are always risks involved. I have never had medical treatment anywhere other than the US so I can't say for sure. BUT, if you are feeling uncomfortable with it, maybe talking to another surgeon would help you decide... Ya know, just to get an idea of how familiar THEY are with the procedure and how they handle/discuss with you the risks involved. GOOD luck!
08-30-2014, 06:45 AM   #3
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I have had 5 or so them without issue. As long as you are seeing a specialist and not a general surgeon you should be fine. I agree that sometimes they just tell you everything that could go wrong
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09-06-2014, 02:46 PM   #4
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I'm glad someone else has brought this up. I had an EUA on Thursday and the doctor put a Seton in. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but I keep going to the toilet and its getting sore.

Anyway, I've been struggling to hold anything in and have to rush to the toilet often. Tonight I was sat with my daughter in bed and the urgency came on and the stools just came out. There was no holding it in at all and it was humiliating that this happened in front of my little girl. I'm beginning to become concerned now that I may have a problem with continence because of the speed at which this happened. It has happened to me before but never this quickly. I don't know what I should do but I'm feeling really upset about it all tonight. I hate this thing!
09-06-2014, 04:13 PM   #5
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Diver, I've had a few EUA with no problems so far. I'm under the Canadian Health Care System. I guess any surgery may bring some degree of risk. What country are you currently in?
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09-06-2014, 04:56 PM   #6
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It sucks - sorry. I have it very rarely like that but it is when the D is really bad and it is usually going through my fistulas.
09-07-2014, 06:10 PM   #7
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I'm glad someone else has brought this up. I had an EUA on Thursday and the doctor put a Seton in. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be but I keep going to the toilet and its getting sore.

Anyway, I've been struggling to hold anything in and have to rush to the toilet often. Tonight I was sat with my daughter in bed and the urgency came on and the stools just came out. There was no holding it in at all and it was humiliating that this happened in front of my little girl. I'm beginning to become concerned now that I may have a problem with continence because of the speed at which this happened. It has happened to me before but never this quickly. I don't know what I should do but I'm feeling really upset about it all tonight. I hate this thing!
I hope its just this time, i mean stuff like that happens in general.. And you can find ways to work around it. Talk to your surgeon maybe the seton could be adjusted in a way or something.. I hope you the best <3
09-07-2014, 06:11 PM   #8
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Diver, I've had a few EUA with no problems so far. I'm under the Canadian Health Care System. I guess any surgery may bring some degree of risk. What country are you currently in?
Glad to know that the EUAs brought you good.. Currently UK.
All the best.
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