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Hi all. On September 1, 2017, I went to my regular doctor because I was having pain. I wasn't getting any better so on September 5, I went to see a colon and rectal specialist. He said I had developed a thrombosed hemorrhoid and if I was not better by Friday to come back in. Friday, September 8 I went back in because I was not better. I also had developed an anal fissure, which is a tear in your rectum. It is now September 14, and I am no longer having pain but I am itching like crazy. I give my healing ability to a lot of sits baths. I did increase my fiber intake from about 6 g of fiber per day to around 25. I'm also drinking about a gallon of water, if not more daily. I also started putting straight Aloe vera gel on my rectum and that may have helped, too.
i'm writing this post because for all of you that have been in this pain, it is not fun. Also, I don't want it to come back and I'm trying to figure out how to best to eat my fiber. I did make the mistake of going from 6 g of fiber to about 20 g. I read my sheet afterwords, and I was supposed to increase my fiber gradually. I did get gas and a little bit of bloating. Thank goodness I did not get diarrhea!
also, any suggestions to help with the itching? I did just now put on the Recticare that the colon rectal specialist suggested; it did not burn this time like it did at the beginning. I was not impressed with it at the beginning but my itching could possibly be going away.
am I doing the right thing? Any suggestions? I think I'm going to love this forum.
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