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Help re fissure please

Postby LouisaLou » 10 Sep 2019, 10:14

Hello there. I have been perusing this wonderful support forum for a number of weeks now after suffering from what I thought was a fissure. So many, many posts all mirroring everything I have felt.

To cut a long story short at this point, I plucked up the courage to visit my own Doctor last week, despite the fact that I was feeling so much better after 6 weeks of misery, although not completely healed I felt but getting there, however, I was concerned that I should have visited sooner just for confirmation that it was a fissure or possibly 'piles', I talked through the whole 6 week saga and the GP performed an internal rectal examination of which I had never had before in my life, this was obviously extremely painful and I suffered for the rest of the day and the following day but for 2/3 days after, I still felt reasonably okay. The Doctor said she could not see haemorrhoids or a fissure, although she said I could have had one but everything looked to be okay.
However, the last couple of days my bowel movement was not as good as it has been over the last 6 weeks, after I radically changed my diet, it was the first time that the movement didn't leave me easily, the first 'bit' did but I had to wait for the rest and felt discomfort and soreness whist it 'hovered', and then an hour after the BM, today and yesterday, the pain has felt like I am back to the beginning of this nightmare, the build-up of burning, stinging, dull ache, tightening etc which eventually subsides after 3/4 hours.

I was wondering if anybody would suspect it was perhaps the aftermath of the internal examination, albeit it 3/4 days later or the awkward bowel movement that has caused this?

I am still puzzled, however, that the doc said she didn't actually see anything? Could she have missed a small fissure perhaps?

Thank you so much in advance.
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Re: Help re fissure please

Postby chachacha » 10 Sep 2019, 10:34

The vast majority of family doctors do not find fissures that are not mostly external, and many of them are inside and can't be seen easily. A colo-rectal specialist though, will know what to look for and where, and can make a far better diagnosis than your GP did. Unfortunately though, the exam could very well have re-opened your fissure, but because you're still in the early days, it could still heal up fairly quickly. It could also have been the hard movement. You should ask for a referral to a CRS.
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Re: Help re fissure please

Postby LouisaLou » 10 Sep 2019, 11:01

Thank you very much chachacha for your sound advice and taking the time to reply, much appreciated.
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