4-weeks & 3days after LIS surgery Update

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Ok its been one month since i had my LIS Lateral Internal Sphincteronomy surgery and for weeks after i have still been in pain. Its much different though, not the Sharp pain like knives like i used to have. Its more like Nacious and cuts from the surgery. More stinging and burning. Ive been eating lots of veges with my salads, and very little meats and taking laxatives and metumucil daily. With all this said ive been stressing out WHY hasnty this surgery cured me. I guess its too soon. Well i got sso constipated a week ago and i couldnt do a BM for up to one hour..it was horrible. And i had took miralax the previous day. After finally being relieved i was in excruciating pain all day loong..i had to take my pain killer and that barely seized the pain. So the day after i thought, what am i eating or doing wrong thats constipating me so much. And WHY am i not healing.. So for this whole week now i have been drinking 5 water bottles a day. Which equals about 8 cups of water a day or more. And my stools have softened ALOT, and the pain went from a 10 to a 3. And doesnt last all day. I can bare this. Also i heat like 2 full cups a spinach every night for dinner and eat it. Which helps my stools much more. And helps my fissure to heal im assuming with less pain. Just wanted to share this. Its hard to drink that amt of water sometimes everyday. But if this means i will mend my fissure..thats what i have to do. Drink as much water every day. I buy the stacks of water bottles and take them to work and i have alot at home. Water is a healing in itself. Just wanted to share this with everyone out there.

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    Hi Melissa,

    You caught my attention on your post you made . First to give you a sense what's going on . My symptoms are more consistent after defecation. Symptoms are moderate burning , pain, throb, heavy sensation like something heavy I get the impression . I was diagnose year back with hemorrhoids. This issue never left ! I was due for a sigmoidoscopy due to frequent symptoms , never did it . Still pending in 2 months . Based on endless research I find myself thinking I have an anal fissure , or a thrombosis of the hemorrhoids. Possibly anal prolapse , or abscess ? But this is me guessing here potential possibilities. So drinking water and other methods have helped you ? What other recommendations do you think helps ? Thanks , sorry for long post !

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      Hi Erick, thanks for responding to my discussion. This all sounds very familiar in my previous situation. I had hemorroids in 2005-2007. It took me awhile to get my sigmoidoscopy, but i was glad i finally had it. Becasue when they diagnosed me with hemms, i tried everything from high fiber diets, creams, veges, water, and natural home remedies from aloe vera juices, ointemnts, and i still had exruciating pain for up to 8-hours. I finally said i wanted surgery. And thank god i did, becasue the hemorroids were healed within 4 weeks time. And never came back. In 2011-12 I was having pain again, and i was so sure it was the hemorroids that came back, becasue ive never heard of a fissure. So i went back to get another sigmoidoscopy and they said i had very light hemorrids (Small) not enough to have surgery. But nobody diagnosed me with a fissure until last year 2015 in September from a Surgeon i went to. I made my own appointment with a hemorroid doctor becasue i wanted to get this figured out and if i had to be operated on. I wanted it done quickly, the quicker the better. So after dieting and eating high fiber diets and taking all those laxatives, veges and creams. It didnt help me much. Until the surgeon finally checked me and saw a fissure outside my anal. And said there is one small fissure. Thats when He still tried treating me with remedies, nothing worked. So i demanded surgery. And he was persistent. But now after 2-months and 2-weeks from having my surgery, i feel ALIVE again.
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      I would recommend you to have the signoidoscopy as soon as possible. And if theres reason to have surgery, please do it. Post hemorroid surgery is more painful then fissure sugery, but "Believe me", you will be GLAD you did it. 3-4 weeks of pain is nothing compared to how many months you have been in pain. Actually by the 3rd week you will feel a big relief in you BM. As for a fissure, Have a hemorroid surgeon look at your anal area to see if there is a fissure. And if so he will recommend some prescription creams, They might work to heal it, but if not, i would recommend having surgery. Fissures are so painful and i honestly thought it was huge becasue of all the pain i had, but when he said it was sml. i was stunned. More just how much one fissure can be so excrutiatingly painful. I also had a small tag next to my fissure, which the doctor said couldve possibly been the cause of this fissure as well. He removed it during surgery ( : Good luck on your decision. And like i said, drink plenty of water and cooked spinach, the night before. This helps tremendously. I also sprinkle flaxseed on most of my food to. Keep in touch and let me know what happens and what you decide on. Good luck
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      I'm glad that has helped you, as for me there hasn't been a confirmation yet what is causing the problem. Hints the sig . Based on my symptoms did you go through anything of that nature? I guess to have some association with what you went through . Thanks
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      Hi Erick, sorry im texting like crazy right now lol, just a heads up, a sigmoidoscopy can be very painful becasue your awake and that morning before your appointment you have to take a fleet, its a super heavy laxative that cleans out your BM and it makes it extremely uncomfortable when having your Sigmoid. SO i would ask your doctor to send you to a specialist for a "Colonoscopy instead." Its less painful because they put you to sleep. And give you a pain killer when you wake up. Its even better then a sigmoidoscopy, it will show if you have hemorroids etc. Just wanted to let you know becasue you have a choice.
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      It's ok thanks . Well I was offered a colonoscopy, but with a sedation . They won't put me to sleep. Giving the fact that my symptoms are more in my rectum , this is why they suggested a sig.,but I'm hoping this test (sig) will help to determine the underlying cause of this . Thanks sorry as well .
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      Yes, I had a sigmoidoscopy twice, once before my surgery, thats when they diagnosed me with hemorroids in 2006. and 2007 i had my surgery.

      Then again in 2012 i had another becasue i thought i had hemmorroids. It wasnt until this year in February when the doctor recommended a colonocscopy. And i was knocked out for that and when i woke up, i felt fine. a little sharp pain througout the day. but nothing that was very painful. It was ok. 

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      Yes it definitely will. i was told that a colonoscopy can show hemorroids but not a fissure. I thought mine was internal. But i was shocked it was outside my rectum. And the colonoscopy did not show any diagnosis of my fissure.  I found out two weeks later from the surgeon when he finally checked me himself. So you never know until you are fully checked out. 
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      Hmm very interesting. My doc did decide to send me to the surgeon to assess the issue I've been going through . Maybe by visually checking he or she can see something. Interesting you said that colonoscopy doesn't show fissure? I know the sig covers only 2 feet on the colon , I would assume that these two test will show hemms and a fissure present . By the way this test will be done at Kaiser
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