Chronic Anal Fissures... Anyone else?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by suz9601, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

    Does anyone else have anal fissures? I have a couple of really bad ones that the docs say require surgery but I am too sick to have the surgery now due to CFS/FM/Lyme etc.

    Mine are torn down to the muscle fiber and this pain is unbearable anymore. I think it is the result from my rectum being inflamed all the time...I also have vulvodynia and not sure how much is tight muscles and how much is chemical irritants..

    Any help is appreciated.

  2. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

    And it is even worse when the get chronic and tear so deep and never heal.

    I am not constipated at all and my stools are loose if doc said it is my muslce spasming that wont allow the fissues to heal....

    Not fun that is for sure.
  3. TaniaF

    TaniaF Member

    They do take a long time to heal. Sitz baths helped me and I used a medicine called ProtoFoam. I liked it better than creams and ointments. As far as muscle spasms, did your doctor recommend Bentyl. Many people use it for spasms in IBS. I use it ocassionally or when I have a nervous gut.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  4. Cromwell

    Cromwell New Member

    I have fissures too and the doc says not bad enough for surgery(and I am never constipated so don't know why). I have been sore for two years.

    My friend uses the Protofoam and swears it heals, in fact I had forgotten the name so thanks for the heads up, as I want to get some.

    Another thing that helps me strangely is antifungal cream I was given for yeast I get in corner of the mouth. I figured I would try it as if it was safe for the mouth...then... it seems to work, so I am thinking that there is some fungal involvement with fissures.

    Good luck, I know they can be painful.

    Love Anne C
  5. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

    Is this a prescription or over the counter? Thanks for the info...I will do anything to help this pain.
  6. Cycie

    Cycie New Member

    I have had these and I swear the worst pain ever.
    Both times 2 years apart, I had to have the surgery, they stretch the anus around 6 inches and when you come out it is all fixed, no problem. It is only day surgery these days.

    Please don't put up with the pain if you can have it done ok

    Be free of pain, Suz.

    Cheerz cycie
  7. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

    Bump about protofoam
  8. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

  9. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

    Thanks for replying. Did you have them torn to the muslce fibers? Did the do the sphincter cutting only and then the fissures heal or did they cut them out to? Do you have any incontinence? Thanks for answering.
  10. Jen102

    Jen102 New Member

    i have been troubled by an itchy rectum and it gets quite inflamed. what has helped me is a change in diet to an anti-candida diet. Do you have more trouble shortly after eating foods with sugar in them, or even fruit? If so, this might be a problem.

    I have also learned that I am gluten intolerant, so now avoid gluten grains. My intestines and colon feel better generally and the problems are reduced.

    The final thing that has been helpful for me is the homeopathic hypericum which is used for nerve injuries. very good if you slam your finger in the door, injure an eye, or something like that. There is also a cream called "Hypercal" by Nelson that has hypericum in it. I apply it to the outside of my rectum. The cream says to not apply it internally, so would be careful about that.

    hope any of this is helpful. realize we are all so different, so just because it helps me, your situation may be entirely different and require differnt remedies. Blessings to you. Jen102
  11. neen85

    neen85 New Member

    BUmp Daneen
  12. TaniaF

    TaniaF Member

    Proctofoam is a prescription med. but it has worked better than any cream or ointment I have tried.

  13. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

    Thanks Tania. I will call my doc in the morning. I am suffering a lot from this pain. It is nonstop anymore and I am too sick for surgery right now so need something to soothe it for now. Thanks again. Anything is worth a try from this pain.
  14. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

    Jen, thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
  15. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

    Thanks Morrow for your help
  16. ephemera

    ephemera New Member

    After 1+ year of trying everything to deal with my pains caused by impacted colon (2xs in ER), I had the fissure surgery in August 2004. No amount of soaking or fiber or creames, etc had helped but the surgery made the pain go away very, very quickly. No longer do I feel like hot broken glass is cutting through my anus.

    Haven't had any reoccurances & I'm thrilled. I'd do the surgery again with the specialist, though I hate surgery & have terrible reactions.

    best luck to you!

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