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Postby girlinpain123 » 30 Apr 2023, 10:52

Hello,
My CRS didnt want to do surgery because my recurrent fissures weren't severe enough and she said I should just control my constipation. Without miralax, the tip of my stool is hard, and I tend to tear fissures

Aside from miralax, are there any other recommendations on things that have worked for you? perhaps something more natural?

I just found out I am pregnant so this is adding to my stress:(

Thanks
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Re: regularity

Postby patience_and_healing » 30 Apr 2023, 13:42

Congratulations on your pregnancy! I would try prunes to help in softening BMs. Also, I recently used Amerigel to heal a recurring fissure. Now I am about to handle most BMs which would normally cause tears. Something else to try is putting some water up there with a clean syringe to try and soften things.
8/16-12/16: Fissure due to antibiotics
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Re: regularity

Postby Hazey123 » 01 May 2023, 02:10

Congrats Girlinpain! But frustrating to have fissures to deal with alongside your pregnancy. I also have prunes every morning with my breakfast. My CRS recommends two tablespoons of milled flaxseed mixed into oats or whatever you eat. I add some very high fibre bran sticks too to my breakfast (not All Bran the commercial version) but a health food alternative with a higher fibre content. I also drink prune juice (this works I think slightly better on me than actual prunes) and orange juice. Grapes and dates also help. Plenty of water. It’s so difficult keeping things soft. Each day is different!
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