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prof
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   Posted 10/12/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi:
I am an "older" member and haven"t posted in a long time!  But.. been lurking!
 
I recently developed a"cut" right at the base of my rectum.  It started when i was on vacation the end of the summer . It cleared up when I got home  ( I thought it was from rough TP!)  I now have the same "cut" a second time.  It is painful and hurts  when I  go to the BR.  Not alot of blood.. just bleeds when I wipe! Is this a fissure?????  Never had one before.  I am nervous it will get infected.  I also have a rectal prolapse so have accidents alot!  Lovely life!
 
To be honest.   I put my CD on the back  burner since my breast cancer DX.  But  now I am DONE my treatments.. and have this  cut!... So what is it and should  I be worried.
 
BTW... on a doctor vacation!
 
Prof


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 10/12/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Prof, chemo and radiation can make your skin very tender. I do not know what it is, but have you tried treating it like a wound, perhaps it is the tp (perhaps some onitment (like neosporin..IDK) might help)? However I know you do not want to, but I think getting it checked out before it becomes infected would be a good idea. It might be several different things, we just don't know.
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pb4
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   Posted 10/12/2008 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey prof long time no see!!!


I'm so sorry for what you're going (and gone) through...definitely sounds like an anal fissure, sometimes they get deep enough to need surgery so it's best you let your doc have a look at it and go from there, in the mean time try lots of sitz baths with epsom salts.

Keep in touch and feel better soon!

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


gachrons
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   Posted 10/13/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Glad to see you I think just checking to see if it is accompanied by a lump would be good. Not sure what is going on but wouldn't hurt to get it checked .lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 10/13/2008 6:25 AM (GMT -7)   
We will find a way, or make one.-Hannibal (crossing the Alps in the 15th Century on war elephants) 
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 10/13/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I personally wouldn't worry about it getting infected. I have a fistula right next to my anus, and I have never had any problems with infection. I used to be really "anal" (my surgeon's word for it :) about keeping it clean but he told me not to worry about it. So great to see you again, and what great news that you are done with your treatments!!!
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