It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Bowel Disorders Message Board

  • Anal fissure? Inflamed skin? Eeek

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 09-13-2011, 06:56 AM   #1
    Hypochondria24's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2011
    Location: United States
    Posts: 2
    Hypochondria24 HB User
    Anal fissure? Inflamed skin? Eeek

    This is my first post after trolling to find an excuse for my rectal discomfort.

    It started after a series of bad BMs over the course of one day. By the fourth time I'd used the bathroom and had nothing but diarrhea, I noticed that my perianal was on fire long after the BM was over. I examined it with an hand mirror and saw swollen flesh, so I laid off the spicy foods, stopped temporarily wearing thongs, and uped my fiber intake. The burning sensation stopped literally the next day and I never saw any blood in my stool, the bowl or on the toilet paper. The only lasting side-effect was a "puffy" feeling on the outside of my anus, like I had something stuck to it.

    A week later, my anus still felt strange so I made an appointment to see my doctor. After an external rectal examine, she said it was most definitely not a genital wart or hemorrhoid (thank goodness), and that it looked like normal tissue that had become inflamed from my admittedly- awful BMs the week before.

    It's been about a week and a half since I saw my doctor and I had been thinking it was clearing on it's own, but I had an awful situation where I had to go and was forced to "hold it" for about fifteen minutes until I could get to a bathroom. It was similar to the BM that started this whole fiasco. And now I feel like I'm back at square one.

    I guess my main question is how long does it usually take other people to heal from this sort of thing? Is it a true "anal fissure" (which I question, since there's literally no pain since the first day, or blood ever) or just some overly irritated skin, as my doctor said, and I just re-irritated it? Aside from the added fiber (which I keep up with religiously) I haven't tried anything in terms of a sitz bath or ointments. Again, there is no pain or blood during or after BMs, just a general feeling of swollenness.

    This whole thing has caused me much strife and embarrassment.

    I'm 24, female and never given birth, had anal sex, etc.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 09-13-2011, 07:20 PM   #2
    Senior Veteran
    Join Date: Sep 2004
    Posts: 1,026
    gardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB Usergardenandcats HB User
    Re: Anal fissure? Inflamed skin? Eeek

    Probably just a skin irratation. If the happens again clean yourself well after a bowel movement(sopa and water) .then apply some type of ointment. Just plan vaseline helps alot. A barrier ointment such as desitin that is used for diaper rash works great..

    The following user gives a hug of support to gardenandcats:
    Hypochondria24 (09-14-2011)
    The Following User Says Thank You to gardenandcats For This Useful Post:
    Hypochondria24 (09-14-2011)
    Old 09-13-2011, 10:08 PM   #3
    Hypochondria24's Avatar
    Join Date: Sep 2011
    Location: United States
    Posts: 2
    Hypochondria24 HB User
    Re: Anal fissure? Inflamed skin? Eeek

    Thank you very much for the response and advice. As my username suggests, I tend to let my mind run wild when it comes to anomalies of the body.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Anal Fissure that comes & goes? 3dognet Bowel Disorders 14 08-18-2011 04:20 PM
    Idiopathic Anal Pain-Please Help! Dany009 Bowel Disorders 1 06-24-2011 12:24 AM
    Anal Fissure for 4 Years Please Help! quickguide90012 Bowel Disorders 21 04-13-2011 10:41 AM
    Embarrassed Anal Fissure Sufferer Jasmyne Bowel Disorders 10 04-07-2011 07:09 PM
    Nitro fissure, anal fissure and hemorrhoids william0512 Bowel Disorders 1 03-18-2011 04:07 PM
    Has anyone had a hypertrophical anal papilla removed? sissyleighjune Bowel Disorders 12 12-10-2008 10:28 PM
    Should I get surgery for my anal fissure? qball Bowel Disorders 79 11-19-2008 12:33 PM
    Anal Fissure Pain and Recovery WATCHOUT! Bowel Disorders 10 07-21-2007 07:38 AM
    Anal Fissure LisaMJ Bowel Disorders 2 04-20-2003 02:19 AM

    anal fissure, inflamed

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:53 PM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!