Need help relating to anal fissure (very long but please read, I need help)

Posted , 7 users are following.

I first got my anal fissure back in December 2015. When I talked to my first doctor about it, he ended up sugarcoating how it wouldn't affect my life and made it sound like it would heal after 2 weeks.

When I found out more about anal fissures from the 2nd doctor I got really p****d at my first doctor for not being honest with me on my condition. In March 2016 was when I found out I can have a bowl movement without any pain as long as I use a squatty potty. I also have somewhere between 25 to 30 grams of fiber each day.

I ended up seeing a third doctor in November 2016 because I felt that the 2nd doctor I've been seeing were lying to me. My third doctor revealed to me my 2nd doctor was ignorant about one thing but didn't say anything about the other possible lies.

In 2017 My third doctor made this promise to me that I don't need surgery and that I can heal my anal fissure in a natural way to the point where I don't need to take stool softener anymore because it would be harder for the tear to reopened, but that he told me the hemorrhoids should be given attention first before we get to that problem. What he said to me has encouraged me to see him once every month because I want to always know the update each month.

I remember feeling kind of annoyed by how long the process is taking(this is back in September 2018) so I asked him about it and than he says how I'm probably going to be on stool softener for the rest of my life and that it's basic common sense how the anal fissure will always get reopened easily. I got mad, but in the inside, and brought up while asking him how come in 2017 you would tell me it's possible to heal it in a way where I don't need stool softener, and he just chose to not answer me, he looked at me like I didn't say anything.

I can't keep living like this because ever since 2016 I've been working for only 4 hours a day at my job. The reason I don't work 8 hour days anymore because I can't poop at public restrooms, the squatty potty doesn't work on the toilet at my work. So if I ever felt the need to go poop I wouldn't have to wait long because of the 4 hour work day. I now miss working 8 hour days.

I can't keep on living like this. I remember reading something online back in 2016 how a certain type of surgery would work but I made the mistake of not putting it in my favorites so I don't know where it's at.

Anyone who has the answers to my problem please respond.

0 likes, 13 replies

Report / Delete

13 Replies

  • Posted

    Hi,

    I have a fissure only since April 2019 and both of my doctors told me nothing about what was normal, not normal and possible. It is only through this site that I learned and I became less anxious. I refuse any surgery so I cannot help you there, I heard way too many negative stories about having anal fissure surgery. I was doing the stool softeners, the sitz baths, the nitro cream, the drinking, the veggies... I did all that and still was in pain for hours, bleeding in the toilet (that freaked me out every single time), having panic attacks before a bowel movement. Only recently I adopted a gluten free diet and now my pain has reduced tremendously, NO MORE BLOOD, no more panic attacks. I think that I am actually healing, slowly but at least I am going in the right direction.

    No matter which way you flip it, what ever you eat, comes out at the other end. Big hard stools or sticky stools can create a rip.

    Doctors really don't seem to understand this problem (unless it is a colorectal doctor).

    Go through the posts in this forum, even old ones because knowledge is POWER.

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    i had surgery for fissure 5 days ago pain from fissure is settled Bm doesnt hurt anymore . surgery isnt painful itself.incision isnt painful but m suffering from anal swelling after surgery. dnt know when it will be settled

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      What is anal swelling? Also is it "settled"? Quotations relating to the word you used. (since I'm responding to a comment from months ago I assume you are aware of the side effects from surgery as of right now)

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      which surgery did you have? The LIS? I am so afraid of becoming incontinent after that and even the Botox I have not done either. Did you have hemorrhoids too? Don't know how much longer I can take the pain, ripping, and pain when having a Bowel Movement. But I can't imagine my life with a bag full of poop hanging off my body either. So glad you had such good results.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    dnt live with a fissure get lateral sphincterotomy done fissure pain will be settled within 2,3 days . or get botox done

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi I had surgery about 5 years ago after suffering for years with it. It's called internal spincterectomy. It can take a while to heal after. My surgeon tried 3 lots of botox first but it didn't work

    I begged him to do the surgery as I had no quality of life. For me. Pooping was like being knifed inside everytime, awful. People say you call heal it but I never could. Good luck x

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    hi,

    which stool softener do you take ? and which food to get the fiber intake?

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    Hi, I and a few others here had Kenalog Protocol surgery done by Dr Feingold. I'm not sure If you are looking for that type of treatment. It is very successful, I been dealing with swelling and pain but it hasn't been too bad. I hope you find Colorectal surgeon to help you asap.

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up