How long should I expect to be out??

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Im a 17 year old high school student so you would imagine that and anal fissure is the last thing on my agenda. Its been 2 weeks about and only 1 week since ive been on antibiotics. How long should I expect to be out of my sport and school. It it so bad I left school early on Friday and cannot participate in any sport im in. The pain is so excruciatingly bad that I have sat around and bawled my eyes out for 4 hours today. I feel like I wont ever get better and that my sport is basically over for me. I need help bc im getting seriously depressed and ive never been a debby downer. HELP!!!

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    Hi having only just got over an anal fissure I know what you are going through. Can I suggest you get a Sitz Bath? This made the world of difference to me. If you can't get one then use warm damp towels soaked in Epsom salts after a bowel movement or when ever you are sore. Hope this helps.

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    I am so sorry to hear about your fissure. I know exactly how you feel as I had mine when I was in high school. In my case, I tried the creams that the doctor gave me, but after about 4 weeks of realizing it wasnt getting better, I gave up and had surgery for it called a sphincteronomy.

    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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    Hang in there! I know your pain. Your fissure may resolve itself since it only just started. The key is to keep your movements easy to pass. Tons of water, stool softeners and a magnesium drink called CALM. Eat light and soak in the tub with Epsom salts or in a sitz bath. It may heal within 6 weeks. Hopefully you won't need the surgery but even if you do, it wasn't bad and you get your life back.

    Praying for you! Keep us posted..

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