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    Old 07-16-2007, 12:39 PM   #1
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    Anal Fissure ...PLEASE HELP..

    This is my first posting so I want to say that its nice to see your not alone while going through some of these symptons.

    I had surgery on May 16th to remove an anal fissure. After a few days I was back to work and feeling better. Its now exactly 2 months since my surgery and I still get a burning sensation that drives me crazy. Also , at times, it feels real itchy and swollen in that area.

    My doctor said that this is normal and it can take months for you to actually heal fully. Is this true? Has anyone gone through this type of surgery before.
    Maybe I was being a little naive but I thought once the surgery was over so were my troubles.

    The actual pain that I get isnt as bad as the deep depression Im feeling.

    PLEASE HELP...
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    Old 07-16-2007, 12:59 PM   #2
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    Re: Anal Fissure ...PLEASE HELP..

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    This is my first posting so I want to say that its nice to see your not alone while going through some of these symptons.

    I had surgery on May 16th to remove an anal fissure. After a few days I was back to work and feeling better. Its now exactly 2 months since my surgery and I still get a burning sensation that drives me crazy. Also , at times, it feels real itchy and swollen in that area.

    My doctor said that this is normal and it can take months for you to actually heal fully. Is this true? Has anyone gone through this type of surgery before.
    Maybe I was being a little naive but I thought once the surgery was over so were my troubles.

    The actual pain that I get isnt as bad as the deep depression Im feeling.

    PLEASE HELP...
    AC
    Everyone heals differently, but as you can find on other threads anal fissures take a long time to heal. What type of surgery did you have? fissurectomy?

     
    Old 07-17-2007, 05:19 AM   #3
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    Re: Anal Fissure ...PLEASE HELP..

    Yes, I had a fissurectomy and was in and out of the hospital in 4 hours. Felt sore for a few days but went to work 3 days later. I just cant seem to feel 100 percent. I go through a few days of feeling great and I think this nightmare is over and then out of no where and for what seems like no reason the burn comes back.

    I'm guess what I'm looking for from the doctor is a time frame of when I'll be back to normal but I just dont seems to get that answer. Maybe there is no answer.

    Thanks for replying

     
    Old 07-17-2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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    Re: Anal Fissure ...PLEASE HELP..

    any type of surgery done down under needs time to heal, especially AF. AF is tricky to recovery because after the surgery you will have to watch what you eat all the time. one bad BM you will potentially tear it again.

    when did you have your surgery? was your fissure resulted from hemorrhoidectomy?

    As long you're not bleeding you're fine. Sounded like you're recovery really well, just a little patience....
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    Yes, I had a fissurectomy and was in and out of the hospital in 4 hours. Felt sore for a few days but went to work 3 days later. I just cant seem to feel 100 percent. I go through a few days of feeling great and I think this nightmare is over and then out of no where and for what seems like no reason the burn comes back.

    I'm guess what I'm looking for from the doctor is a time frame of when I'll be back to normal but I just dont seems to get that answer. Maybe there is no answer.

    Thanks for replying

     
    Old 07-18-2007, 07:06 AM   #5
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    Re: Anal Fissure ...PLEASE HELP..

    I had my surgery on May 16th. Funny you should mention about a bad BM. I was feeling good for about a week and had a hard BM. After that it seems all of my pain started.
    The doctor has me on Nifedipine cream that seems to sooth the area a little. Although I dont know what its for or the long term goal.

    ALLSMILLY
    I cant tell you how much your post have helped me. I do lack patience and Im not one who's good with pain. Ill try to take your advice.

    Thanks again
    AC

     
    Old 07-18-2007, 05:35 PM   #6
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    Re: Anal Fissure ...PLEASE HELP..

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    Sorry to her of your troubles. I had a fissure last year and after 8 months of pain I had surgery. I had the lateral internal anal sphincterotomy, no fissurectomy. You say that you had the fissurectomy but did you also have the sphincterotomy? When you have the LIS surgery they cut the anal muscle to relieve and prevent anal spasms that make it difficult for the fissure to heal if it has become chronic. You say your doctor has you on nifedipine which is used to relax the sphincter muscle. It sounds like your one hard bm could have caused your sphincter muscle to go into spasm causing your discomfort. It is very important for you to keep your stool soft to avoid further trauma to the anal area. Does your doctor have you taking fiber supplements, stool softeners, any kind of regimen? You should be and will need to continue to maintain a high fiber, lots of fluids diet. I eat high fiber foods, take a supplement twice a day and always drink lots of water throughout the day. I have learned and am still learning the foods that cause change in my stool such as making it harder, looser, etc. I either eat those foods in moderation or avoid them altogether; that chunk of cheese isn't worth another fissure, LOL. If you have learned anything throughout your fissure experience it should be that you know you need to eat healthier. I'm not saying give up everything you like to eat just be more aware of what your putting in your mouth and how its going to affect the outcome. I would also like to comment on your quote "Maybe I was being a little naive but I thought once the surgery was over so were my troubles." Your troubles are only over if you make it that way. You can't allow yourself to become constipated, you have to drink plenty of fluids everyday, you shouldn't have to strain on the toilet. These are all things you can avoid by listening to your body and doing right by it. I make it a point everyday to do all of these things because I don't ever want to go through that hell again. To me, its worth the little extra effort daily. Anyway, I hope things get better soon. Keep us posted.

     
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