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   Posted 1/8/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear friends,
I am a 33 year old female. I have no history of Crohn's in my family, and i dont smoke.
For the last 2 years i have been having anal fissures and hemorrhoids. M fissures are multiple but they are not all the way around the anus-predominantly between 3 and 9 o"clock anterior (hemorrhoids are located there also). I went to see my general practitioner this week and next week i am seeing GI. The general practitioner said that it is unlikely to be Crohn's because "the story is not right". I do have, although regular, quite hard BM. Also the blood test came back completely normal.
I am just very confused about anal fissures because everywhere on the internet it says that if they are a result of physical damage, the appear on 12 and 6 o"clock line, and if they are lateral, there are underlying causes such as Crohn's, HIV, herpes etc. I dont have any of the other deseases and early IBD could be the only thing. Should i be worried?
If you have any info on the above matter, I would be very grateful to hear it.
Thank you in advance.

Post Edited By Moderator (Nanners) : 1/9/2010 8:12:31 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 1/8/2010 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Please get a referal to a GI. Fissures are my only symptom and I DO have Crohns. A general practitioner can put you through pure hell with their ideas that crohn's has a cookie cutter definition.

Recurring fissures, fissures that don't heal within a few weeks, and fissures you got for seemingly no reason can be a sign of crohn's but only a GI will be able to determine this. 

Bad fissure Feb 2005. Started Remicade 2006. Fissure #1 healed, now deal with smaller fissure that comes and goes. Clean scope 2009 except for fissure. Also on Pentasa.

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   Posted 1/8/2010 8:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad to learn you are seeing a GI next week. He/she will hopefully be able to get to the root cause of your fissures. I also had lateral fissures that were one of several symptoms that lead to my Crohn's diagnosis. At this point, I would try not to worry though I recognize that is not as easy as said. Hopefully the GI is going to get you some relief. I vividly recall the searing pain of having a BM when I had those fissures. Nothing like feeling like one is passing glass to get ones attention. Let us know what the GI says.
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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/9/2010 6:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you guys for your kind words and support! I really appreciate it!

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   Posted 1/9/2010 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Good luck and keep us posted on what the GI says.

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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 2/24/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
So I went to see my GI and did a colonoscopy to exclude IBD (Chrone's). Nothing has ben found--thank GOD! GI said to me that multiple fissures can occur and often doctor's simply dont know why it happens.
I will keep making posts to update you with the progress of my investigation. But the point is: even if you have multiple anal fissures, it does NOT automatically mean that you have cancer, Chrone's , TB or any of those terrible desease that they say on the net are the cause of it. So don't panic like I did. Once again thank you for all your support!
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