Anal fissures that won't stop bleeding

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Anal fissures that won't stop bleeding

Postby Belle » 01 Oct 2013, 04:42

I went to the Dr cause I had hemorrhoids that wouldn't go away and also bleeding. I went to the Dr a couple of weeks ago and she gave me some cream for them...and also did a referral for me to get a colonoscopy done. I have had a lot of trouble with my bowels my entire life but this is a first for me. I was pain free for a couple of days with no bleeding but today when I went to the toilet to wee when I got up there was quite a lot of blood in the bowl...I have been bleeding all day and it's really freaking me out. I am going back to see my GP on Thursday as well because to be honest I am worried.
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Re: Anal fissures that won't stop bleeding

Postby Deleted User 2950 » 01 Oct 2013, 09:58

Hi Belle

I'm under the impression that your a female and notice you say you went to wee. Are you saying that you bled even though you did not have a bm? Can we rule out menstrul blood here as a few times we've seen that here.

But as you also say you've had trouble with your bowels all your life, can we ask what troubles would that be? That colonoscopy should help sort things as well as seeing your GP. But a specialist like Colon Rectal Surgeon would be even better.
What kind of creams are you using?

GL to you...
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Re: Anal fissures that won't stop bleeding

Postby Ever the Optimist » 01 Oct 2013, 10:00

Hi Belle,
Sorry to read your post and of your suffering but it's good you are going back to your GP again for a second opinion.
Have you been referred to a Colon & Rectal surgeon with your issues? because they really are the specialists in these issues. Have you actually been diagnosed with fissures or is it actually the hems that are causing this trouble?
It's always frightening when bleeding is involved especially since you just went for a wee!
It looks like hems bleed a lot especially when you look in the bowl but often it's not as much as you probably fear. it just look a whole lot worse once the blood mixes with the water. Nonetheless, they are still not nice to deal with!
Do you have very soft stools when you go the toilet or do you you find yourself straining a lot ? because this is obviously a no-go because of the excessive pressure on your bottom. If you find yourself a bit constipated or passing hard stools, it might be worth considering a stool softener and looking at your diet (You will find so much help here!!) Are you drinking at least 3 litres of water a day because this will help you a lot?
Also, take care when you clean-up, because harsh wiping with paper is just as bad for you - use baby wipes and dab gently or better still, get yourself a Sitz bath or use a shower head to clean up.
Piles hate exercise so walking for a while every day will also help, as well as ice packs on your bottom alternated with a heating pad or hot water bottle....
If you are not seeing a CRS, it might be worth asking for referral to one via your GP just to check everything out thoroughly and if you start to religiously start implementing the above measures into your routine, hopefully you will see some improvements after a few weeks. Experience has shown me that these things don't clear up overnight unfortunately but over time, with a lot of TLC to your bottom!!
Try not to stress yourself too much because that really won't help - Stuff like this is really normal sadly but with the help of a proper diagnosis and treatment and some friendly home measures, huge improvements can be made.
I honestly wish you all the very best in getting this sorted out and for peace of mind.......
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Re: Anal fissures that won't stop bleeding

Postby owmybum » 02 Oct 2013, 14:09

I can't add anything more than butt and ETO have advised..... Just wanted to offer my welcome to the board.

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