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Sudden pain

Postby dmcff » 01 Apr 2017, 02:02

I had thought my fissure was under control, and the pain from it seemed to be manageable. Then, out of the blue, in the middle of the night I started to experience sharp, intense pain the like of which I haven't known for years. I'm still uncertain what has caused this - the pain seemed to come after some spasm-like sensations, and I don't know what is causing them - it feels as though the bowel is moving around on its own. The pain has now receded a bit, it's morning and I'm awake and active, but it feels as though it might return in full force at any moment. Quite scary and unpredictable.
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Re: Sudden pain

Postby patience_and_healing » 01 Apr 2017, 07:48

Here's my theory, I think that with a fissure, the whole area in the vicinity gets aggravated and on edge. It can lead to all kinds of weird sensations and pain. Have you ever been checked for infections or fistula? Sounds scary, I know, but those can be very painful from what I've read on this board. The sooner they're dealt with, the better.
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Re: Sudden pain

Postby patience_and_healing » 01 Apr 2017, 07:59

See here for a description of levator ani syndrome http://www.merckmanuals.com/professiona ... r-syndrome. It sounds kind of like what you're describing
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Re: Sudden pain

Postby dmcff » 01 Apr 2017, 08:06

Yes - it may be something like that. If it persists, I guess I will have to visit my GP again - though I've been checked for infections and fistulae, etc. so many times, and to little avail, that I'm inclined just to try to deal with the pain via pregabalin, ibuprofen, etc. and wait for it to die down. A year or two ago I used to go running off to the doctor almost weekly with this kind of thing, but more recently have learned that although the pain can be bad, it usually abates after a while. And as for what's actually causing it - I sometimes think "who knows?"
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2016 Pain severe then moderate to low
2017 Moderate pain
2018 Physiotherapy, pain management
2019-20 Just living with it
2021 Better, but AF is still a recurrent problem
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Re: Sudden pain

Postby patience_and_healing » 01 Apr 2017, 08:08

Have you looked into getting physical therapy for this?
8/16-12/16: Fissure due to antibiotics
5/17: Botox to sphincter, fissure healed
9/19: Trigger point injections and pudendal nerve block
11/19: Botox to pelvic floor
8/20: Botox to pelvic floor in new location.
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Re: Sudden pain

Postby dmcff » 01 Apr 2017, 08:22

Not yet, but I may have to, if it continues. Thank you for your concern.
2014 Anal fissure
2015 CAT scan, EUA, sigmoidoscopy, 2 MRI scans - 4 hospital stays
2016 Pain severe then moderate to low
2017 Moderate pain
2018 Physiotherapy, pain management
2019-20 Just living with it
2021 Better, but AF is still a recurrent problem
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Re: Sudden pain

Postby dmcff » 02 Apr 2017, 04:57

It just goes to show how dependent an AF sufferer is on their surroundings. It turns out that my weekly cleaner scoured the bathtub with liquid detergent a couple of days ago - I didn't know, and took a bath as usual. The result was the violent inflammation that caused the sudden pain. Mostly better now, though still pretty sore down there.
2014 Anal fissure
2015 CAT scan, EUA, sigmoidoscopy, 2 MRI scans - 4 hospital stays
2016 Pain severe then moderate to low
2017 Moderate pain
2018 Physiotherapy, pain management
2019-20 Just living with it
2021 Better, but AF is still a recurrent problem
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Re: Sudden pain

Postby patience_and_healing » 02 Apr 2017, 20:15

Ugh, that sounds horrible. Must be something really potent in that cleaner like bleach. It's good that you're feeling somewhat better now!
8/16-12/16: Fissure due to antibiotics
5/17: Botox to sphincter, fissure healed
9/19: Trigger point injections and pudendal nerve block
11/19: Botox to pelvic floor
8/20: Botox to pelvic floor in new location.
Currently in pelvic physical therapy
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Re: Sudden pain

Postby dmcff » 03 Apr 2017, 00:09

It may have been liquid bleach, that's what worries me. I'm not out of the woods yet - woke in the middle of the night with sharp shooting pains and diarrhea (TMI) and didn't sleep any more. This morning am sore and painful, moving about is difficult. Not sure what to do.
2014 Anal fissure
2015 CAT scan, EUA, sigmoidoscopy, 2 MRI scans - 4 hospital stays
2016 Pain severe then moderate to low
2017 Moderate pain
2018 Physiotherapy, pain management
2019-20 Just living with it
2021 Better, but AF is still a recurrent problem
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Re: Sudden pain

Postby patience_and_healing » 03 Apr 2017, 00:43

Sorry to hear you're suffering so much. I just found this calming meditation on YouTube, to take my mind off my skin condition that seems to be flaring: https://youtu.be/Lx_B_q9YUuY Do try it if you are inclined to, it might help to ease a tiny bit of pain.
8/16-12/16: Fissure due to antibiotics
5/17: Botox to sphincter, fissure healed
9/19: Trigger point injections and pudendal nerve block
11/19: Botox to pelvic floor
8/20: Botox to pelvic floor in new location.
Currently in pelvic physical therapy
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