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I developed acute anal fissure 4 weeks ago. It is very painful and its hard to tell the difference between high pain and slightly less pain which is why i cant tell its healing or not. So instead of fearing this wound I have started to learn about it. Here I will share my understanding. Feel free to point out my misconceptions.
it is a open wound (s) in a place where feces comes out. We deficate daily so it is hard for that wound to remain sealed through coagulated blood. Healing It is like trying to change a flat tyre in a moving car.
WHAT I DO:
I started with "sucralfate, metronidazole, lignocaine hcl cream" and I am still using it.
SITZ BATH is magical to reduce the pain BUT its too much work. You cant sit in a tub whole day. So i have found an alternative. I have a electric heat mattress 50 *50 cm. I warm it to 50 degrees and I sit on it with something comfortable on. The pain disappears and if it pains I increase the temprature 5 degree more. At first i did not understand why this happens but i read somewhere that one reason somepeople are more probe to fissures are because the blood circulation in the anal region is not enough. More the blood circulation , more the speed of healing. If i go back 5 years in time I will tell myself to daily sit on the electric heat mattress for some time so that I never develop a fissure. Well it is what it is..... so I think my rate of healing should be more between two BMs . Even if i am pain free will continue to do this and take stool softener of some time. Then I will switch to a natural stool softner and will continue to sit on the heat mattress. I expect my wound to heal and the location on wound will have to be strong enough so that possibility of reocurrence reduces with time. But its all in my head. If i dont heal in a year then there is no point of tolerating the pain on a daily basis I will opt for LIS surgery. YES it affects my life. I will keep on updating. In the mean time please share your story.
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