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My name is Myles and over the past summer I had a very bad anal fissure that was causing me enormous amounts of pain everytime I went to the bathroom. I wanted to put this post out there for anyone currrently suffering with an anal fissure because I know how bad they can be. For anyone who is currently suffering, you have my total admiration and respect because I know how hard it is waking up every day knowing that that day will bring pain. Anal fissures are very tough because it is not like a human cannot poop.
Anyways, to go into a little detail about what I went through, the pain from the anal fissure was so bad that I had to bite on a washcloth in order to prevent me from tightening any of my other muscles in my body that would cause me to go through more pain. I could not exercise, thinking that I would agravate it, and was scared to get constipated out of my life.
After about 40 days of dealing with the intense pain, I decided to get the anal surgery (sphinctoronomy) done. This was the best decision of my life. After surgery, it took me a good two weeks to poop with no pain, which was incredible. The first few days after surgery were very tough and the first time I went poop after surgery I almost wanted to throw up.
So, if your anal fissure sounds like it was as bad as mine, I would definately go for the surgery. The percentage of people who suffer bad things from the surgery is very small.
Some things I tried before I got the surgery were:
Diltazem Cream (which I do not think helped that much)
Fiber (but do not take too much as a poop that is too watery can actually cause more pain as a watery poop is very acidic)
******Pooping in a different position- I want to emphasize this point greatly. Instead of pooping sitting down on the toilet, I tried squatting by putting my feet on the rim of the toilet and by squatting so my stomach was touching the front of the top of my legs. This position helped me tremendously and ever since my fissure I have always pooped in this position.
Calmoseptine Cream- This cream contains menthol that numbs the area. This cream also prevents sweat form accumulating in a particular area.
I really hope that this advice helps and please do not give up on your battle to survive your fissure. YOU will survive it whether by waiting it our or by getting the srgery.
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