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Old 03-03-2011, 12:38 PM   #31
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Re: Anal Fissure - I think but no significant pain

Hi Tygriff I would not do any bearing down or pushing. Pushing can cause a tear if the BM is hard, similar to a pregnant woman tearing herself as the baby comes out with hard pushing. A gentle massage around the area if stuck with a gloved finger on the outside or hand in a sandwich bag with olive oil and a good amount water 30 minutes or more before the BM may be helpful. They say if the finger ever goes inside there is a possibility of pushing the finger through the bowel wall though.

A walk after meals is important since it provides a gentle rocking motion to the pelvis to help keep the bowels in motion. Have a nice day!

 
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Re: Anal Fissure - I think but no significant pain

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I am still waiting on seeing the CRS. I find if I keep hydrated and fibre levels up (trying to get 40mg/day). The length of time for discomfort is minimal (less than 1 hour). However, as soon as I have a harder BM, I am right back to where I started.
My GP is recommending the CRS conduct a Botox injection. I am hoping the CRS can confirm the diagnosis and resolve this once and for all.
However, the discomfort is not enough to demand immediate relief. I am more concerned the symptoms are not a sign of something more severe (ie: Crohn's or cancer).
Sometimes, not always, I get less discomfort from a hard stool than I do from a sloppy one though at the start of BM with hard stool it can hurt a little but with soft stools it burns after, just can't win!

I think the likelihood of it being cancer is really slim but is still a worry as with Crohns, though Crohns is quite treatable but still uncurable it is the lesser of the two evils.

 
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:01 PM   #33
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Re: Anal Fissure - I think but no significant pain

I posted this on a new thread, but another doctor told me if I take ibuprofeon two hours before I expect pain, it will work much better. Since I know I will have one after breakfast, I got up at 5:30 this morning, took two pills and didn't have any pain after. Amazing.

 
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Re: Anal Fissure - I think but no significant pain

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Sometimes, not always, I get less discomfort from a hard stool than I do from a sloppy one though at the start of BM with hard stool it can hurt a little but with soft stools it burns after, just can't win!

I think the likelihood of it being cancer is really slim but is still a worry as with Crohns, though Crohns is quite treatable but still uncurable it is the lesser of the two evils.
Sounds like you have exactly what I experience! I hope I only have a fissure and not a hemmroid. I have yet to make an apt w/ my doc b/c everytime I think about making one I feel a little better...like the irritation is tolerable. I should make one with a specialist to get properly diagnosed before it gets worse

 
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Re: Anal Fissure - I think but no significant pain

Met with the surgeon today for a consultation. He conducted a superficial exam and confirmed an anal fissure.
Because of my family history (grandmother died of colon cancer, father had colon removed due to complications from diverticulitis), they have scheduled me for a colonoscopy.
After the colonoscopy they will be injecting BOTOX into the sphincter muscle to resolve the chronic fissure (lets hope).
Actually not too worried about the colonoscopy. If there is an issue, then hopefully they find it early (I am only 37 yrs old).

My appt is scheduled for June. Wish me luck!!!!!!!!!!

 
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I just had the surgery last week and my surgeon wouldn't give me a colonoscopy at the same time because the prep (basically you have to give yourself diarrhea) would have been too painful for someone with a fissure. I also had Botox, which didn't work for me, and while I agree that you should have a colonoscopy, wouldn't it be better to wait a bit to see if you can get the fissure to heal first and then have the colonoscopy?

 
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Re: Anal Fissure - I think but no significant pain

Bayridge,

I appreciate your concern, however in my particular case the fissure is not truly painfull, just uncomfortable. I have no issues with pain or blood during BM now. Only slight discomfort after a BM due to muscle spasm. Based on this, the doctor felt that the fissure would not be significantly affected by the prep.
I would prefer to get it all done at the same time anyways.

Hopefully my BOTOX works. If not, no biggie as I am definitely not incapacitated by this issue as it stands now.

 
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Lucky you.

 
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Tomorrow is the big day for my colonoscopy and botox.

This prep really isn't as bad as I thought. Lots of poop? YEP Diarhea? YEP

The worst part is not being able to eat. I am so hungry. I cannot wait until tomorrow and be able to get something with bulk!!!

Got to go (literally)!!!!!!!!

 
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Re: Anal Fissure - I think but no significant pain

Hi botox has not been all that healthy for some and anal fissures might be assisted by olive oil from a gloved finger after a wipe and water pour. It is also highly important to avoid constipation. I thought the appointment was scheduled for June.

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Re: Anal Fissure - I think but no significant pain

SJB,

After my consultation in April the plan was first week of June. In late April they had an opening for today, so I took it.
Results of the colonoscopy showed no issues (no polyps, no tumors,etc). I had the botox injections and we will see how it goes.

For the past 6 months, I have been very diligent with fibre and water intake and as a result, my fissure really hasn't bothered me. I still know it is there, but it is by far not debilitating.

As for the colonoscopy itself, I was partially awake, but I honestly don't remember anything. The only problem with the colonoscopy were the gas pains/cramps!!! It took about 2hrs after the procedure before I had a HUGE toot. What a relief!!!!!

I am just happy no major issues were found and I am just dealing with a fissure. I will be following up with my doc in the next 6-8 weeks.

 
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