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fighting the fissure

Postby delasama » 23 Jan 2013, 22:15

i had hard poop today twice and just a little blood on toilet paper.i dont know why it was so bulky, because i only eat soft stuff like oatmeal and fish and lentils...im gonna stop taking metamucil.i think it caused the bulk.it hurts to sit after the hard poops today. i called my doc for referal to gi specialist and they said no one in my area takes patients that dont have insurance like myself.so she is supposed to call me maybe tomoro with a referal to gi doc thats an hour away.does anyone think my poop will be softer if i stop using metamucil since i only eat soft stuff.i drank lots of water with metamucil but i did take three teaspoons aday.i get plenty of fiber from oatmeal and lentils...
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Re: fighting the fissure

Postby delasama » 24 Jan 2013, 10:40

it is trying to heal again. i have been slacking on the hot baths.had a couple bulky poops yesterday that made me walk like a penguin.i was surprised it didnt bleed. i think it was the metamucil that gives me random bulky poop, because i only eat soft stuff. i stopped taking metamucil yesterday, so hopefully that will help. do you know any other foos that have insoluble fiber in them?i saw doc a couple weeks ago and he had me change my diet and said to use metamucil and suppositories. i only used suppositories for a couple days, because i dont think they help, they are just for pain. i started useing coconut oil in mornings instead.i was good for a week on that diet then had a re tear. i think it was the metamucils fault. its been trying to heal for a few days now, gonna see how it goes without metamucil and just eat soft foods that have fiber naturally.im supposed to get a referal today to set up an appointment with a gi specialist though. i will be interested in talking to specialist.
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Re: fighting the fissure

Postby marg6043 » 24 Jan 2013, 18:10

Delasama, you know that that the worst enemy of an anal fissure is having hard stools.
I had to give up my metamurcil because while constipation is not my problem it did make my soft stools bulkier.
Interestingly in my now routine dealing with my fissure I found out that taking coconut oil two times a day will deliver soft slippery stools and that helps in my case.
I also use the carlton suppositories of vitamin E before going to bed.
I hope this help.
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Re: fighting the fissure

Postby marg6043 » 24 Jan 2013, 19:28

I take the coconut oil by mouth, I melt it before ingesting, it taste better like that.
My Gastro doctor originally suggested that I take two spoonfuls of mineral oil a day, but I decided that something more natural like coconut oil was better.
I helps me very much.
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Re: fighting the fissure

Postby delasama » 24 Jan 2013, 20:06

cool.i might start eating it instead of putting it in my butt. how much do you eat and when?and do you eat it with food?
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Re: fighting the fissure

Postby marg6043 » 24 Jan 2013, 21:53

Yes you can take it with food or by itself, depending, I rather take it with food as I have stomach problems do to IBS.
I take one tablespoon two times a day. I try to use it in my butt but it melts too fast and tends to be messy.
The Carlson suppositories are better and do not leave any mess.
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