Anal fissures

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hi I'm just wondering if anyone else has frequent anal fissures, I've been getting them quite a lot lately, I went to the doctor and was given some ointment but it didn't seem to help and gave me really bad headaches. Is it common to get them with lichen sclerosus

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    Not sure if it's common, but it can definitely happen as it did happen with me. I've got my lichen in "remission" right now, so I've not had any fissures lately. Thankfully. I also found the ointment that I was given gave me headaches. When I told my doctor he prescribed me a lower dose and seemed to help.
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      I'll have to ask my doctor for a lower dose, I've been using coconut oil in the area in the hope that it will help healing the area
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    Hello Jessica

    Yes it is normal to get anal fissures with LS.  If the ointment isn't working, go back to the doctors.  I usually use CLOB for both vagina and anal area if needed.  I don't think the ointment would give you headaches.  This must be something else.  Go back to your doctors for reassurance and discuss your symptoms again.  I wish you the best.  Regards.

    Jan

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      Thankyou for the reply, my doctor mentioned that I may get headaches with the ointment I was given as it was nitrate based. Is it ok to use clob on openings in the skin, I'm abit hesitant to put it on the area 
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    Oh my yes!!! I actually have more problems with my anal area. I was prescribed a hydrocortisone cream a few years ago when the gastro doctor said my itching was from internal hemorrhoids. Although I don't think all of my symptoms were from the hemorrhoid as my complaints were the outside area but no one listened!! Anyway the cream did work. I still have some issues but all my major complaints come around the week of my menstrual cycle and with that being said I am battling them now.
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      yeah I also have itching in that area, that's interesting as I'm due my period soon so that might be a link 
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      I feel like I have 2 weeks out of every month where things are not horrible but I have some issues and it is around and during my cycle. The other two weeks I am good. It is frustrating!
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    Hi Jessicat

    I do believe anal fissures are from LS.  I too get them and the itch. I believe it is another area that needs to be kept well lubricated to keep fom drying and splitting.

    This works quite well for me.  I use coconut oil.

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    Yes....I get anal fissures. LS affects the anal area. Experience a lot ofsoreness in the anal area. Using a wipe to cleanse myself has really helped. Have recently had bleeding as well.
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    I had bad anal fissures and went to my gynaecologist, I had a minor op in the anal area and was given Botox injections in the anus to relax the sphincter muscles until the fissures had healed, this treatment worked for me, now I just have to make sure that the motions are soft , which I achieve by not letting myself get constipated, if I do get a slight fissure I use glycerine suppositories until the fissure heals . Hope you find a solution to your problem, I know an operation seems a bit extreme but depending on how bad your symptoms are, it may be the only answer. I know in my own case the pain I experienced when going to the loo was excruciating  so I would have tried anything, luckily it worked
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    Hi i also get this a lot. when its really bad i use the Dermavate Ointment every day for a couple of weeks until its back under control.It is definatley the LS that causes it rolleyes

     

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    I've only recenty found out that my anal fissures are caused by LS.  I had years of treatment for the fissures before my new gynae consultant who specialises in LS explained that my rear end was also affected - the figure 8.  Now a mix of clob plus glycerin suppositries has brought blessed relief! 
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    hey jessicat,

    few tips for your problem please follow them and let me know...

    Avoiding "sharp" foods that may not be well-digested (i.e., nuts, popcorn, tortilla chips).

    Increase liquid intake, and, at times, take stool softeners (docusate or mineral oil preparations).

    Sitz baths (essentially soaking in a tub of warm water). Sitz baths are encouraged, particularly after bowel movements, to relax the spasm, to increase the flow of blood to the anus, and to clean the anus without rubbing the irritated anoderm.

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