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I am a 23yo female and I have an anal fissure. About three weeks ago, i went to my GP as bowel movements were agonising and i was in tears every time i was using the toilet. My GP prescribed me Rectogesic and told me to use for 8 weeks, applying the ointment every 13 hours.
So, for the past 3 weeks I have been applying the ointment as prescribed alongside two daily doses of docusate stool softeners and it was making a difference in terms of less bleeding and less pain. Despite the HORRIFIC headaches i was beginning to feel better. However, yesterday I used the toilet and the excrutiating pain was back, it was almost as if i could feel the fissure ripping back open and again there was a large amount of blood.
I know I am only 3 weeks into the treatment but is this normal? I feel as though all of those horrible headaches weren't worth it as my bowel movements have just gone back to how they were before, for no clear reason?
Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated.
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