I am a 20 year old female recently diagnosied with anal fissure (about 3 weeks ago). I did have haemorroids beforehand too, likely due to a traumatic injury about 10 years ago when I fall on a table's edge and hit me in the anus.
I think I was trying too hard to pass some hard stool which caused the fissure.
The pain was unbearable of course...with me screaming in agony and my legs shaking from the pain. Was not able to go to sleep too. i was getting the spasms of course....can feel it throbbing. Plus I get really cold afterwardws, my body just go into this shock.
I saw a doctor about 2 weeks ago...and since then I have been using the Proctosedyl. I just tried to apply it just outside or slightly inside tha anus as I tried using the tube once and it hurted.
I also had a lot of blood in the toilet bowl which totally freaked me out. I saw my doctor again last week. He reassured me it's not something more "sinister" like cancer. I did have a colonoscopy done about 1.5 years ago already.
I actually felt better about 3-4 days ago over the weekend...as my stools came out easier over the weekend.
I also started taking a lot of fibres too.....but for some reason was constipated again in the last three days with very hard stool. Why is this so? I drank a lot of fluid and took fibres?
I read that fibres can be a double edge sword...but why?
I did manage to have a little bit of stool to come out...hard ones yesterday, as i didn't wanna force them out.
However, this morning, I tried a little harder and I was able to pass stool but got blood again. Does this means i hurt my fissure again? Or a new fissure?
The location of the pain seem to have changed a bit.
I just want to recover without operations. My doctor did write me a referral to see a surgeon but I don't wanna do that yet.
What should i do to manage this? I mean, I was getting better until i got constipated again these few days and having blood in my stool again this morning. Plus, It's no where near as sore as it was...so I don't wanna go the operation option if i don't have to.
Finally, i have been abstining myself from exercise but I did have sex (vaginal only) a few days ago....when I came....i felt my anal muscles constricting really hard...should i abstine from sex as well?
Your advice is very much appreciated.