I have just begun searching for answers or help with my problem and I think that my symptoms are caused from ANUSITIS - I thought it was just a fissure too but now after reading this, I am sure it is what is wrong.
A few mnths ago I went to the doc re: constipation - he suggested stool softeners - they dont help with my problems now. It is now to the point that EVERY morning when it is time for a BM I am almost in tears before I start, the anxiety the pain brings me is horrible. I have pains like a razor blade is nicking me internally ( just inside the rectum, hense the thought of a fissure) I have blood with my BM's most days, sometimes not so bad but sometimes enough to make me nervous. The stinging and throbbing of it afterwards makes me unable to sit so I have been applying polysporin to ease the pain and to help with healing - it works only slightly.
My BM's feel like they start out like I am constipated so it is very painful to begin this process daily - I dread it! Finally after I can relax enough to go, it just burns like a lit match is up my you know what!
I use TUCKS to soothe it a bit but it isnt enough I wash very carefully and after reading about ANUSITIS I have learnt that is very important to do.. there is also itchiness involved at times and this causes more grief because that tends to dry out the skin more and make the burning sensation magnify unbelievably.
I have not been back to the doctor for this *yet* as I hoped to be able to control it myself. No luck so I guesss I go back with my self diagnosis, altho I know he'll want to do all sorts of tests to me - which I HATE - becuz they seem to always be useless and time wasting. I hope he does only what he needs to and gets me SOMETHING / ANYTHING!! to make this pain go away or at least lessen, I can not imagine going through this daily, indefinitly.
From what I have read about ANUSITIS sufferers seem to NOT be cured but can find some relief.
Geesh this is aweful and I hope that someone someday can find a bettter solution.
I am becoming the QUEEN os *itis's*
I have Tendon*itis, Athrit*is, Tinnit*is ( constant ringing in the ears ) and I think now ANUSITIS - when will it end!
One note - EVERY one that has commented on the ANUSITIS forums I have read state that DIET is very important and I am now going to research what DIET is beneficial...
Any suggestions? help??!! Will be greatly appreciated as I am just beginning my mission to deal with this aweful health issue.