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Bowel Disorders board

I just wanted to chime in here with a bit different experience. Two months ago I thought I was going to have to have the surgery because I was so miserable with a chronic fissure. I had what felt like a huge inflamed tag that was the most painful part of it. BM's were not that bad...I do kind of remember a discharge some days, if this makes you feel better to know you're not the only one. I've tried a lot of things. The two main things that I believe had made a difference are the prescription nifedipine cream and taking Miralax. For me, excess fiber was not a good thing, but the miralax has really helped. I'm to the point now where I'm pretty comfortable, comfortable enough to not risk surgery, though I know from my reading that this could change at any time and I could be headed back to the butt doc. Good luck, Lynn