Fissure affecting output and pressure of urine?

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I think I have an anal fissure and (I wont go into detail) but I when i pee seems linked to having a (very painful) BM.

Does anyone know if pressure and perhaps an inflamed bowel can affect the flow of urine?

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    Hey bordersgirl, I know it's slightly embarrassing to talk about things fully to a bunch of strangers, but in fact if you think about it it's completely safe and easy.mplus, let's be honest, none of us are here to discuss the blooming of spring flowers, eh? smile

    i can can only speak from a males' point of view here, but I suspect it's similar for women. I spoke to a consultant last year about the fact that urinating is often hampered when I'm having an episode of rectal pain, and he told me that there's a muscle that regulates the flow from the bowel and the bladder, so the two are forever joined. Personally, whenever I have a really painful movement I have to sit for up to ten minutes to have a pee, even if I'm busting. After my partial fissurectomy and Botox I ended up in A& E due to urine retention. I ended up being catheterised, not fun for a bloke as we have a fair bit more urethra than women. Taking it out was equally lacking in joy. 

    Keep coming back to the forum, there are lots of kind and understanding people here, and you'll end up saying things you wouldn't dream of here. Look - poo! It really isn't anything. Have a good read, ask questions, and hopefully take some solace in finding people who understand what you're going through. All the best.

    Jamie

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    hi  bordersgirl

    i suffer from this also , ive just had surgery in april for a fistula in ano and it never healed correctly and it's turned into a fissure in ano which is a tear in the bowel . yes these both sound the same but are 2 different things so it could be a fistula in ano you have . a fistula is very very painful , you will get shooings pains deep into your  bum very very painful when passing a BM . constant ache up your back passage . you need to go to your gp and have this ruled out you will be in to much pain for him to do a full examination on you ,you needs to be refered to a color rectal surgion who will examine your back passage and confirm this then hopefully then will put you right . dont be scared gp's will of seen this many many times. good luck and hope ur pain free soon .please report back with any more problems .

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    Thanks Jamie/Emma for your helpful advice. I know it shouldn't bother me talking about stuff like this - it's not like anyone knows who I am!! 

    I'm going to have to fess up to a doc about all my issues "down there" because I have had back to back urine infections for 10 years and they cannot get to the bottom (sorry lol) of it. For the last year I have suspected that what I thought were piles weren't, as nothing helped. Then realising that every morning I would get up for a ridiculously small pee with no pressure behind it at all, go back to bed and 20 minutes later go fo a BM which is often agony and immediately have a proper pee. Took me a while to join the dots. It won't be the root cause of the UTI's as they've been going on for so long but it will certainly make them worse with bladder not being emptied properly.

    I'm post menopausal, 57 and everything is falling apart! I had a hip replacement 6 weeks ago (yippee) and now have no pain in my hip but have an unusual UTI post op - the bug is Pseudomonas (so probably picked that up in hospital as my bladder is so vulnerable) and can only be treated with one antibiotic - usually an admission to hosp is necessary for several days to do it with a drip but my GP is willing to to give it by injection on three consectuve days so Tues/Wed/Thurs are going to be fun.

    So I must pluck up the courage to tell him everything and give him the opportunity to get it sorted for me.

    Sorry for the long story and thank you for your support - I'll be back smile

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    Im about the same age. Same problem.   Even the hip problem.  My problem is mainly fear. I am told I have a fissure.  I thought it was getting better but I think I just manage the pain better.  Scary isn't it. You can imagine my biggest fear and what that is and I'm trying to be logical as I'm otherwise really well. Embarrassment and fear are my worst enemy right now so I know exactly how you feel.  Id love to know how you're doing and have to say the folks on his forum have bucked me up on many occasions.  My nane is Sue.  Having someone to talk to is important and funnily enough we probably are more honest than we are with the GP!  Take care.  Regards  
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      Thank you Sue. You're absolutely right - embarrassment and fear! I told my husband last night, so that's one hurdle passed and I know he will encourage me to tell the doc this week. I'll try to do it if I get the chance during one of my visits for these blasted injections. I know what you mean about being more honest on here than with the GP though, particularly as we live in a very rural community and see the docs out and about sometimes! Take care. Judith
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      Well, my pain is reduced significantly but it's down to laxatives, soaking in hot water, being sensible, resting and managing the condition better I think. I'm far from out of the woods yet. I'm 60, live alone, have two lovely sons, but can't tell them. I've managed to stay at work without absence over the last few months, how, goodness only knows. I have arthritis in my left hip, something of a prolapse and a brain which goes into overdrive these days with worry. I hope you get sorted Judith and I'd love to know how you are. Regards Sue
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    hey bordergirl ,

    ts an embarrassing disesase , i know what you are going through and usualy people are afraid of sharing it with someone who cares about you and dont visit doctors at first unless it becomes worse however i also didnt visited doctor neither shared it with anyone in real time .What i did was putting olive oil and turmeric 3-4 times daily , drinking plenty of water , taking laxatives sitz bath for starting 2 days only afterwards i used vaseline(vitamin E) before and after every BW  and walking . I followed this plan without putting any restriction on food (i couldnt stop eating meat as i dont like vegetables) and trust me within a week i was all good and now its a relieve

    you must try it it might help you 

    and first and most of all have the courage to fight it whenever you have to go you should go dont wait just go on the first call

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      For those of you who are embarrassed to see your doctor and tell him what is going on with you, keep in mind Doctors are human too!  To give you an example: when I saw my GP last month, he told me his wife suffered from hemorrhoids and his brother has just had surgery for this problem.  
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    Hi borders girl,

    After suffering for years I realized that immediate treatment of the fissures, could have saved me alot of pain and agony during this 9 year battle.  I have three fissures and the pain became so intense that I decided to finally get the botox treatment and the fissures sutured up.  After the surgery I could not urinate for hours.  So i am convinced that the pelvic muscles are connected some sort of way. Please, please, please inform your doctor of your concerns. After reading the post on this site, I saw that it is possible to cure a new fissure, and its very hard to treat,  let alone cure a cronic fissure.  As far as the urine flow issue I can honestly say I thought it was apart of the "fissure experience" because it always happened to me after having a BM.  As a matter of fact it happened to me yesterday.  I find myself in the bathroom for about an hour going through the entire process.  I did want to tell you that antibiotics cause constipation!!!!!!!!  Hard stools trigger fissure pain.  Well good luck with everything.   I hope it all works out for you.

    Pssss dont be afraid to talk to the doctors, they are there to help smile

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    Hi bordersgirl so did you ever get th fissure fixed
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