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Healing with a chronic small fissure

Postby Okaybum » 03 Jan 2019, 22:41

What's been your experience with healing times with chronic fissures? I had mine for about 4 months before it started to heal. It is now 15 weeks of no retears. A doctor looked at it about 6 weeks ago and said it was healed, there was no longer any cut or anything there. She could see where it was and said it was tiny and I shouldn't be complaining. Stupid thing is in the 12/1 O clock position which means I can't lean forward or squat as it puts the BM right against it.

I've kept up with 3 movicol daily but got hit with gastro and had to drop to 2. Everything was fine for 4 days but then yesterday, either due to not drinking enough water as it's hot here, or the 2 doses, I had a slightly larger BM with a hardish tip (still smaller than a normal one) I definitely felt the familiar pain in the fissure site but it was very minor. I'm ok. Luckily, no retear, and no after pain and no stinging. Had this happened 10 weeks ago, I'm positive that it would have retorn so I know it's healed some.

So I guess I'm definitely not 100% fully healed. I've upped my dosage and life is fine, although it caused diarrhea all yesterday unfortunately. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll be able to have even a remotely normal bm again.

How long were you on stool softeners before considering the fissure finally healed? I've been seeing 8-12months around the net. I'm figuring that 3.5 months is still a drop in the bucket. This is the smallest,most annoying, stupidest fissure I've ever had. I wish I could go back in time and do it differently. Every doctor has said it's nothing, so tiny, and it feels smaller than a papercut, but omg it just won't bug off. Lol
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Re: Healing with a chronic small fissure

Postby MarkM » 04 Jan 2019, 23:54

Do you see any blood or just pain
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Re: Healing with a chronic small fissure

Postby Okaybum » 05 Jan 2019, 00:05

No blood or retear in 15 weeks. Just occasional pain if the BM is slightly more normal sized so bigger or harder.

I've only felt it maybe 2 or 3 times in the last 6 weeks. No after pain and I wouldn't say those times were not really painful on a scale it'd be below a 1. No pain when wiping. No pain after. This past Thursday it started to feel like it was about to tear but it didn't. It was one of those moments that makes you stop but you're super grateful to see everything is fine. No blood, just a minor twinge during the BM.
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Re: Healing with a chronic small fissure

Postby MarkM » 05 Jan 2019, 00:22

Good to hear...hope you get completely helaed..true these things take longer time
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Re: Healing with a chronic small fissure

Postby Okaybum » 05 Jan 2019, 00:42

I'm thinking that. I got a big cardboard papercut on my thumb on Christmas. Yesterday I did something and my thumb hurt right at the cut which made me think I reopened it. I hadn't. It's 100% healed but still gets sore easily if I bump it too hard. I'm thinking that my fissure is the exact same.

I remember when I had my finger glued, it was sore for a good 6 months even though it was healed. I'm going to go with its healed but taking time/bruised/nerves/etc or whatever.
I'm currently looking into private insurance and I will be seeing a CRS/pelvic floor/hernia specialist later this year maybe unless the fissure gives my problems before then. I'm currently working with a dietitian for a non surgical cure.
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