Conditions with symptom: 'anal fissures'
I have been diagnosed with a couple of anal fissures and I also have a very large anal skin tag as a result of suffering from these fissures for 17 years. The fissures are bearable as long as I don't strain when I go to the toilet. I have been prescribed a cream called anoheal to try and get rid of the fissures by relaxing the sphincter muscle but the consultant has also booked me in for surgery under general anaesthetic to remove the skin tag. Whilst delighted that I will finally get rid of the tag which is large and has affected my love life and confidence for many years I am scared that the surgery could cause more problems than i already have. I have read that people have suffered incontinence as a result of this and the post op healing is very painful. Has anyone had surgery to have an anal skin tag removed? Is there any other treatments available? Is laser surgery an option and which surgery scalpel or laser would produce the better faster healing?
Iv had an anal fissure for over ten years and developed a moderate sized skin tag in the last couple of years. I went in last week to get this removed as it was uncomfortable and affected my confidence. I was in a bit of pain after the surgery but nothing as bad as the fissure pain however this all changed when I had to go to the toilet. Even although I had been taking laxatives and I passed soft stools, the pain was excrutiating to the point I fainted! The same happened the following day and I had to go back to the hospital where I was told I have proctitis as a result of the surgery. So I feel now I shouldn't have bothered getting the tag removed. I have also had mild incontinence but have been told this is temporary but its still very upsetting :(
hi i am 16 and have had an anal fissure for over 6 weeks and ive seen on the internet about wheatgrass extract in a cream base that is supposed to help heal anal fissures well? is this true?
I had surgery to remove a large skin tag which was caused by anal fissures! The tag came back and the nhs won't do anything about it now. Seeking private medical help now
I have 2 anal fissures and have had for a number of years. Sometimes pain and itch are manageable, other times it's as though I have sat on a red hot poker. The doc has prescribed a number of creams including Rectogesic, which causes mammoth headaches on usage. I now have Trimovate and I wanted to know whether this will make the situation worse by thinning the skin? Will it heal the fissures? I really don't want to go down the surgery route as faecal incontinence is far worse, but someone's thoughts would be appreciated. I have also heard that there is now botox treatment rather than surgery - is this true?
I have 2 chronic anal fissures and have been prescribed (anoheal) Diltizem hydrochloride which doesn't give me the massive headaches. It seems to make it less painful although diet tends to work the best.. if the stool is soft then it helps. Also, I find that holding the bottom cheeks apart when going to the toilet stops the anus from tearing each time.. a little on the invasive side just to go to the loo, sometimes needs must!
I've suffered from anal fissures off and on for the past 10 years or so. The last time they gave me recotgesic cream - and I know what you mean about the massive headaches. The cream also didn't work, so after about 3 months of trying the cream I was referred to the specialist. I had surgery in September 2009 where they injected botox into the area to help the muscle relax to allow the fissure to heal. It worked for me and I would definitely recommend the surgery. The botox surgery is quick - day patient case and I was in no pain from the surgery afterwards. And immediately after the surgery I was in no pain from the fissure either. If the botox surgery doesn't work for you, then there are other options that the specialist can discuss with you. But I would recommend trying the botox surgery first.
Hi, i have had many anal fissures and as soon as on heals another fissure appears. When i go to the bathroom for a number 2 it feels really sharp and i get a bit of blood on the tissue. I don't go for 2 or 3 days at a time but i dont force it out. What do i do?
I am 28 and I think I may have a prolpsed bowel and I also have skin tags and anal fissures it seems. I find this looks disgusting and I am so ashamed and embarrassed by this. What can I do to fix this and is it costly? I live in Western Australia. Please tell me there is something I can do. I have always been self conscious as it is I just Wang a 'normal' looking anus :(
hi My niece (2 and half years old) has terrible pain when passing stools - her face is so upsetting as you can see that she is in pain, often screaming "NO!" as she doesn't want the stool to pass, it culminates in screaming and a whole lot of crying. There has more recently been the bright red blood and clear hard stools. She also cries when cleaning the area with a baby wipe (which I have now advised the parents to stop until seeing a doc). It is currently bank holiday so not really too much we can do until tuesday. Is it unusual for a child of this age to have fissures? Is it likely that she will struggle in same way for rest of her life? (assuming of course that it is a fissure). We worry more because our father dies of bowel cancer at the age of 42 and both myself and my brother have had anal fissures. Looking forward to hearing any comments as it is heart breaking to see her in so much pain. thank you beth
My Nephue had this the doctor did blood tests and found a B defitionce in the stomach that helps digest the food , it is treated with tablets, he has had no more problems,the test is expencive to do and doctors dont like to do it.it is only a blood test but to brake the blood down into all its chemicals and quantitity is very expencive and takes a long time to do. I hope this will help you,sorry for the spelling.
Hello, about 2 years ago anal fissures appeared to me. Iused to scratch the perianal area because it was itchy and a result i wounded the surrounding skin tissues. Now the perianal area is red, and if i dont keep it hydrated using moistyrising creams it starts to be itchy again and dry with paches. Do i have anal eczema?What can i do to solve this problem?is there any ointments that i can use? what about an ointment called FREZYDERM Anticort Cream?I also have to mention that i have stopped scratching. if i feel it itcy i use cold water to feel better,and i stopped using toilet paper after every bowel movement, i flush with water to clean the area. thank you
Try using something for diaper/nappy rash like sudacrem or a&d cream/ointment
I'm a 32 year-old female. 3 1/2 months ago I had an anal fissure. This was followed by a hemorrhoid and now for the past month I've been experiencing what one may describe as anal leakage. I wash myself immediately after a bowel movement but approximately half an hour later I will experience a burning/itching sensation and after wiping there will be a small amount of yellowish/brownish matter on the tissue. My GP said I have a spastic colon whilst the specialist who I have been referred to so far said I've got no fissures. Up until 3 1/2 months ago I used to clean myself externally and internally using wet wipes. Since I have been unable to use them as I have been unable to insert my finger up there like I used to. The leakage accompanied by the burning/itching are beginning to impact on all aspects of my life and nowadays I'll end up crying every time this happens. Any suggestions as to what may be causing this and way of managing it would be highly appreciated.
How do you tell the difference between piles and anal warts? I'm a 40 yo male and noticed a couple of growths (about 5mm long) and several tiny spots around the anus in the past few months. They are not painful or itchy. Are these warts or piles?? I saw my doctor about a year ago because I had bled during the bowel movements although I had no bumps back then. And I was told that there were small fissures but nothing major and was prescribed with some suppository stuff. Does anyone know the differences between warts and piles? Thanks
About a week ago I noticed a lump on my right anal cheek. It started growing bigger and becoming painful. It now has 'opened' and bleeds and has pus coming out of it at times. It does this a few times a day now. Is this due to a anal abscess? I dont know how I could have gotten an anal abscess or this if it is this. Could someone please tell me how I got whatever this is and if I will need surgery or if a GP can do something.
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