I can't believe I am emailing people about this topic. But here it goes. I had an anal fissure which was a very traumatic experience about 9 months ago. Long story short, went to doctor, got proctofoam, even got a colonoscopy (very expensive procedure but since my insurance was paying, it was free for all for the specialist, results were normal, duh).
Anyway, the fissure came back tonight. I had some blood when I wiped, the itchiness had started in my butt a couple of days ago. So, after reading this, I tried putting some Carmex (similar to the Lip Balm mentioned earlier) and it WORKS.
*****As I am typing this, I have a "Cooling" feeling and most of the itching has stopped.*****
I tried this after Hydrocortisone cream would NOT work and after the Neosporing knock-off would NOT work and after the Preparation H suppository made it WORSE. I think the suppository is what CAUSED the bleeding in the FIRST PLACE, this time.
Anyway, my comment is that:
I hope everyone feels better, uses the lip balm, and Drinks More Water, and watch it with the Allergy Medicine (mine had the Diphenhydramine HCL) ingredient in it.
I can't testify to the spicy foods but I guess after many years of living, if your stomach is not used to it and you start eating them, they can cause problems.
THANKS for the site and for everyone being so frank/honest about their experiences and thanks again to the lady who submitted the lip balm comment. Thank You.
Happy and worry free "unloading"
March 22, 2008
I have have an anal fissure since the start January 2008. I was recently diagned with HBP,diabetes, and High cholesterol. I was put on a bunch of meds at once and soon therafter, experienced my first anal fissure. Imade an appointment with a colorectal specialist who put me on a two month waiting list ( my appointment is the last week of April 2008), after trying various home remedies for a few weeks. After reaching my breaking point, I ran across your site and read it. The one comment I saw was patient 55's suggestion for uisng fiber supplements and Carmex. I was desperate enough to try it, and I am glad to say that I have had my second day of pain free movement in six weeks as of this writing. I am grateful for this site, and will recommend it to anyone who has this problem. Thank you, you saved my sanity!