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Had LIS and fissure(s) have returned 5 years later

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Postby MangoSD » 08 Oct 2014, 13:32

Very discouraged. Have had a horrible year of pain on and off and finally went to see a new CRS. After taking the gas pipe up the bum he told me I had a fissure. No kidding, I know what they feel like. This is pretty upsetting considering I already HAD LIS surgery 5 years ago. Honestly, I don't think I've ever been the same after the surgery. I drink 8 glasses of water a day, get 35g of fiber, take a dose of Miralax every night to make things nice and soft, walk a lot, not under any stress (just retired), bought a Japanese toilet seat so I don't even have to wipe anymore, and now this. The CRS said I had normal sphincter and could see no reason that it wouldn't heal up. He gave me Analpram cream to try. Never mind that I have already been using cortisone ointment, vaseline, Prep H and coconut oil. It's counterintuitive that this cream with hydrocortisone in it will do anything but I have to try. When I look back over the year -- all the holidays, all the fun trips, everything has been partly ruined by having pain every time I have to go to the bathroom.

Has anyone else gone back to square one years after LIS and what did you do about it?

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Re: Now what?

Postby owmybum » 10 Oct 2014, 13:20

I'm sorry to hear you are back to suffering again. It's not unheard of for the muscle to tighten up again over time.
Give the analpram a try. I would steer clear of using the hydrocortisone for too long, it has been known to thin the skin with prolonged use.

I hope things start to settle soon

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Re: Now what?

Postby Alyssa » 11 Oct 2014, 17:31


I'm sorry to hear that you are suffering again from this horrible condition! I've read about others who had a pressure test to determine if the sphincter was tight... (Even though doctor told them the had a normal sphincter)
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