Anal fissure nightmare

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I had a baby 6 months ago and from the birth I got an anal fissure for 13 weeks it's went untreated as I taught I was suffering with piles only a trip to the doctors 13 weeks postpartum is when the doctor diagnosed me with an anal fissure I'm now hitting having this thing 6months and I'm suicidal I can't cope all the creams baths you name it I have used it and still no better I'm in so much pain I can't sit walk without constant pain. I have been to my doctors so many times I have went to a and e all to be told it has to heal on its own. I can't cope with this pain anymore can anyone help me???

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    Hi there

    You are not alone. They're so painful aren't they. Has your doctor sent you to a specialist at the hospital? Ask to be refered?

    I was given some cream called anoheal which has made all the difference to the pain. It's not healed yet but the pain is nowhere near as bad..

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      I have just seen a specialist today and they have said I need to have either botox or the scar tissue removed they will know more when they can have a proper look never been so scared in all my life I just want this all to end. 😢

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    Hi dear sorry for what you going true. Everytime I read some1 storie it remind me mine. Same as you I was going true very pain. Same as you I was thinking of comiting suicide. After I start reading finding out more it help me going true. There is light at the end of tunnel . You need to be strong . Your fissure is chronic ask them anoheal it will help you,and then disscus with your doctor about having LIS operation wich the best thing I have done. Bottox will help you to hill for some times but it’s not a hill. When they will put under narkos. All the best . If you have any issues Wright you going to get some advise.cheers

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    Hi Hun, 

    So sorry you are feeling so awful especially at a time you should be loving life with your new baby..i was like you originally thought it was piles so my doctor sent me to a specialist who then sent me for banding. i think the fissure occurred after this was done.. anyway 6 weeks later i went back to him the pain was just as bad and he then said it was a fissure gave me some cream and sent me home... the cream was rubbish and dint help in the slightest neither did the other 47387493 creams i had bought from the chemist.. few weeks later i got botox -  was terrified but it was fine no pain after or at least no more than usually and for a good month the pain had gone - it was heaven.. then it came back and i had my second round about 5 weeks ago.. i dont think it has completely healed but i can now go to the loo without wanting to die... it will get better hun, i know it doesn't feel this way right now for you and i really know exactly how you feel - you cant live your life you cant enjoy your baby and life just seems pants! but try to stay positive hun.. a cream i have found good is desitin - i think its a baby nappy creami bought on line ha ha but its good as its high in zinc which apparently helps to heal.. 

    most importantly dont let the opinions of others get you down... this sight is ace but it can also worry you as people say botox is rubbish or such a cream doesn't work - everyone is different and what works for you might not for work for them you have to try it...  i was so close to cancelling the botox as everyone said it was painful and rubbish - it wasn't painfully and helped me for a while ...

    good luck with it hun stay positive and it will be ok - you will heal xxx

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    Here are some suggestions I have for you to help you through:

    1. Try somee zinc oxide in the form of calmoseptine which has menthol to soothe the area down there as well. Calmoseptine can be bought at almost any local drugstore and can be bought online too.

    2. Try squatting when going on the toilet instead of sitting. This is a much  helathier position and the poop sometimes will just slide out,  no pushing or straining involved.

    3. I would definately take a fiber supplement, specifically metamucil  is what I take evveryday,  in ordr to allow your stools to be soft and to allow them to pass thorugh easily. THis being said, with any fiber supplemetn, you must drink lots of water when using them, or they will not work veffectively. Also, do not take too much as too much fiber can irritate your bowels on the way  out and diarreah actually does worse down there.

    4. I would recommend getting a sphicteronomy surgery if htings dont get better. I waited it out, gave up, had the surgery, and was able to heal within about two weeks. I had a chronic fissure, so I knew where you are ocming from with v all the pain and discomfort.

    Try listening to music to distract your mind a bit, especially when going to the bathroom. If you are in writing pain, distract yourself with a movie or TV show right after. Also, to prevent myself from screaming and from putting more stress in the area down  there, i bit down on a washcloth in order to make the tensions with my teeth instead of my sphicter muscle.

    Hope this helps!!!




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    Are you breast feeding??

    The hormones associated can also make a fissure heal ?! 

    Hang in there love it WILL heal.  

    Botox is worth a try but key is passing soft stool 

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