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Doctors saying LIS makes new fissures heal faster is a joke

Postby TomatoSoup » 11 Feb 2019, 14:55

Had LIS in August 2018. Surgeon said fissure healed at 3 weeks. Retore at 4 weeks, back to the doctor who confirmed and prescribed nifedipine and seemed kinda shocked that it was back.

6 months later fissure still bleeds during bowel movement 1-2 times a week.

Zero constipation or straining. No idea why my anus refuses to heal fissures even post LIS.
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Re: Doctors saying LIS makes new fissures heal faster is a j

Postby patience_and_healing » 14 Feb 2019, 11:10

I would suggest asking to get a manometry test done to determine why you're still having problems after the surgery. A second opinion might be helpful as well.
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Re: Doctors saying LIS makes new fissures heal faster is a j

Postby Abu » 14 Feb 2019, 11:37

Does is still hurt? it is extremely strange to hear you can have a fissure with no hard stools or straining. What else could cause it?
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Re: Doctors saying LIS makes new fissures heal faster is a j

Postby patience_and_healing » 14 Feb 2019, 15:08

Many fissures are not caused by anything identifiable. It's not that unusual according to medical literature.
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Re: Doctors saying LIS makes new fissures heal faster is a j

Postby Hope21 » 19 Feb 2019, 19:56

Hi TomatoSoup,

Are you still in spasms after your tears? LIS should ideally help with the spasms at least.
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Re: Doctors saying LIS makes new fissures heal faster is a j

Postby TomatoSoup » 03 Mar 2019, 05:34

No pain. Didn't really have pain before surgery either so can't compare.

I drink water in the morning until I get the urge to go, then squat to release. Always comes out effortlessly. Then once or twice a week I look down and drops of blood are on top of the stool. I've snapped some phone photos just to check and the bleeding is always from the rear side where the fissure was.

Been delaying going to a new doctor for months because I'm pissed. I moved out of state so my original surgeon thinks the surgery worked. So annoying to still be thinking about my rectum daily.
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