It has a few different names.
This is a procedure I am having done next Thursday. Had Botox, didn't work. Dilation hasn't worked. And biofeedback hasn't worked. My so called "third opinion" doc reccomended a rectal myectomy. If that doesn't work, he thinks I should have a permanent ileostomy. This from a renowned surgeon who did absolutely NO tests on me. Just went by tests my surgeon here at home did MONTHS ago. I'm not buying that these are my final two options, but whatever. This whole journey with my doctors here at home and the surgeon she sent me to for another opinion is so complicated so I won't confuse anybody with the details.
Has anybody in here ever had a rectal/anal myectomy before? My doctor here explained that she would cut some of the anal muscle. Hopefully it will help things relax down there. Of course there is a danger of incontinence but what else is new. There's that danger with just about every procedure involving the rectum.
I'm not worried about incontinence. I'm more worried about a permanent ileostomy right now. I have had a deep tissue biopsy before and it was excruciatingly painful for about a week after it was done. But that was just a biopsy. This myectomy seems like a much more complicated thing.
All I am finding online are clinical studies that are hard to read. I want to know about pain level. And is there alot of discharge? What can I expect in the days following this procedure?