Anal pain, discomfort and burning.

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Hey everyone,

So I've been dealing with hemmorhoids for over 4 years now and recently been getting anal fissures.

in the last year I've had THD which was honestly the worst decision ever as I feel as though it made my problem worse and more consistant ie pain etc...

with that I still developed another internal hemmohoid and got it banded. the doc told me to just live my life which I did...but ended it up not healing.

last month I saw a new general surgeon and with just general inspection she noticed a anal fissure but 6 weeks prior to that she say nothing...which is frustrating.

just some background...I'm a avid fitness freak and a gay male that has anal sex. not sure if they relate as from August to January I did not have no anal sex and the pain and burning were still there.

so with this anal fissure the doc advised to continue doing sitz bath to which I was religious twice daily for months and oreavibes a dialiatizem cream. it's now going on week 3 and have some relief but not totally healed.

I drink plenty of fluids...my diet is great...dont really pass hard stools...maybe here and there with a heavy meal and red meats ...stopped or limited wiping after bms. seemed to help the inflammation and burning.

my I still always feel something is there....and I'm getting very frustrated. I'm waiting for a coleateroal surgeon consult...

am I doing anything wrong?

should I stop working? should I stop eating so much protein??

thank you for your insights

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    Hi, I feel for you, I am going through the same at the moment, very painful, burning, stinging anal spasms, and doing sitz baths but not much relief. I would try to eat more vegetables and pulses, nothing spicy or too acidic, and Sudocream inside your anus with cling film around your finger this is what I am trying at the moment. I would stop the working out because the straining will open up your fissure and upset your hemorrhoids. I hope it helps.

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      I was advised that rather than having to put the cream inside which I found unbearably painful. To massage any cream around the area and it would absorb it just as well. Far less painful. Also I have instillagel which I use when I've been to the loo to clean myself with. I put it on cotton pads and hold it in place then wipe. It is an anaesthetic and antiseptic.

      Good luck

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      well the good thing is dont have much pain when I wipe or put cream inside.

      maybe I have more of internal hemmorhoids still....I'm waiting to see a surgeon now ut wait times are ridiculous..

      what are your thoughts with diet...I eat pretty healthy but eat alot of protein....should I try vegan or plant based

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      hows your progress?

      yea I should stop the training but mentally cant hahah but I know I have to try it....

      thoughts on diet? l eat healthy but a lot of protein....

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      ive increased my fibre intake and now drink 2 or 3 litres of water each day. I also use more oil in my diet. All these changes have stopped me being constipated so in the long term preventing any further fissures.

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      like you ingest more oil ie fats??? I've read to have a tbsp of olive oil a day so will try that daily.

      I will stop training next week and continue with sitz bath and creams or coconut oil etx....and see....

      I just dont want to stop training for along time as it's a big part of me.

      I'm also concerned this will be ongoing and affect my relationships being a gay man.

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