I have had PFD for 10+ years. In the last 3 years I was made aware of bio feedback training. This was a god-send. It does make a difference, but it takes a long time to notice improvements. I figure over a few more years more gains could be made. (Will never be 100% again, but 70-80% would be great if not awesome.)
I have a question for the group:
I've visited my specialist for treatment of an anal fissure and he made an interesting comment, he said that having a lateral sphincteroctomy to treat the fissure would also assist with relief from the symptoms of Pelvic Floor Dyssnergia. The theory is relaxed outlet helps relax the PFD symptoms overall.
I have never heard this before. Has anyone heard this?
I would like to hope this would work, but I'm not convinced it would make any significant difference to PFD in the long run.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
This is an excellent posting. Great to hear of a happy ending.
Yes, the bowels can be re-trained to function normall (or near normally). Therapy is the best option in all cases.
I'd like to repeat my question for the group. I have PFD and am being sent off to have a lateral sphincterocotomy to treat a long term fissure that will not heal. (PFD makes fissure healing a nightmare)
The surgeon claims that the lateral sphincterocotomy has a double effect 1. Allows fissure to heal better, 2. Helps counter the spasms of PFD.
Point 1. I accept as true, but point 2. I believe is only wishful thinking. Does anyone have any scientific evidence to back up point 2.