Nifedipine and fissures... and chemical sphincterotomy

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gachrons
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   Posted 4/6/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi was wandering if anyone has tried this med for either problem? I am using it now to relax the muscle but did alot of reading up on it and was wandering if anyone found any help on this med... lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail
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Lisa430
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   Posted 4/7/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi- I had multiple small anal fissures. First they put me on a nitroglycerin ointment (designed to relax the anal muscle just like it relaxes the heart muscle)and when I had a reaction to it, so, they put me on nifedipine ointment. It helped a bit, but not signficantly, so I stopped using it. I did not have any reactions to it. I had had a surgical sphincterotomy about 12 years ago and the rectal surgeon was afraid to do another one in fears I would leak!

gachrons
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   Posted 4/8/2009 3:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lisa thank you for your response I see it is helpful for hemmies too .how long did you use it? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail
"Blessed are those that can give without remembering and recieve without forgetting ~Aurthor Unknown~

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