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Hi every one,
I was diganosed with a fissure at the start of the year and have used coconut oil and rectogesic cream on it since then when it flared up occassionally. It felt very localised and the rectogesic also helped with it is well. The pain was only there every now and then.
However, about 2.5 weeks ago I ate something I know I shouldnt have (bread and rice) which clogged me up and I think something happened - perhaps a bigger tear?ie it has been the most horrendous pain since then and it hurts 24/7. I have been scrolling through to see if any one else has these same symptoms.
Without being too graphic - I take ducolax to keep every thing soft, (but perhaps have not had as much fibre and water as I should over the years), any way, there is no pain when I go to the toilet and i have not sighted any blood. The pain comes on gradually after I have a bm and gets worse throughout the day. The more I go the toilet, the worse it is.
I saw a surgeon who said that I have a chronic fissure and that because I have a hypertensive sphincter, it wont heal by itself. My muscles are in so much spasm that it wont alow any blood flow in to the area to heal the cut.
The pressure that builds up over the day is horrendous and the occassional shooting pain - there are some days I cant even sit down. The coconut oil, salt baths, topical creams, additional fibre and drinking loads of water have done zero in the last 2 weeks
In fact there is no change in the pain levels on a day to day basis at all. I does not feel like its improved at all.
Im really scared as I dont want to have surjury. The surgeon suggested botox to relax the sphincter and she also said rather than a fissurectomy, she would do some local debriding, ie take of the scar tissue and open the way for new fresh tissue - but if Im in spasm, then Im back to square one - a cut that wont heal.
Does any one have any advice or thoughts? Im so stressed and to be honest I think that contributes to the pain aswell.
Any comments are welcome.
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