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Postby 6sweetchic316 » 16 Apr 2014, 21:03

hi i have never been diagnosed but about 9 years ago when i had my child i was afraid to goto the bathroom which made it harder n harder to go. after awhile it got so bad that when i finally went n it hurt so bad n bled n i havent been the same since. at for the first few years i was terrified to go to the bathroom because it felt like glass it hurt so bad.which made it worse. i have learnt how to deal with it a little better over the years but it still comes n goes regularly n hurts n bleeds as well as a skin tag has grow. sometimes i worry that its something else but this is what i think it is.
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Re: new here my story

Postby Scientist2516 » 17 Apr 2014, 11:20

Hi Sweetchic.
It sounds like a fissure. It sounds as though you got caught in a vicious cycle of constipation causing pain, fear causing constipation and more pain. It's a classic way to get a fissure.

I would strongly recommend going to see a colorectal surgeon or colorectal nurse. S/he can prescribe medications to put on your anus that will help the pain and also help you heal.
S/he can also check to make sure nothing else is wrong down there. It's highly unlikely that you have cancer, or anything else scary. A fissure is almost certainly what you have - horrible but not life-threatening. Still, it makes sense to make sure!

You can do a lot for yourself. You can make sure you always have soft stools, by eating a good amount of fibre every day. Not too much fibre, but plenty of fruit and veg. Red lentils, oatmeal, grated apple and quinoa are good stool-softening foods for me. Experiment, keep a diary of what you eat and how soft your stools are. Find out what works for you.

You should drink a lot of water every day. Dehydration will make your stools hard and dry. Plus the extra fibre you eat will absorb plenty of water - that's partly what the fibre is for - so you need to drink more to accomplish that.

You can relieve the pain after a BM with gentle heat. Some people like a warm bath. Some like to sit in a warm sitz bath. My favourite thing was to sit on a hot water bottle. I'd sit on it for hours. I also found that ibuprofen takes the edge off the pain.

Please don't delay seeing a colorectal specialist.
Good luck, and let us know how you get on.
Nifedipine/lidocaine, no help
Diltiazem, effective, but caused major rash
Nitroglycerine, effective.
Topical estrogen for final healing.
Gentle heat to bottom - pain relief, muscle relaxant
Kondremul mineral oil
Time - lots of time.
Status - Healed!
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Re: new here my story

Postby 6sweetchic316 » 17 Apr 2014, 11:33

Thank you for your reply and advice. It's greatly appriciated.
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