Posted 4/9/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -6)
I am not sure what you are describing because I haven't had a fissure. Is yours an actual rip in the skin?? From your description, it sounds like the area is just swollen. Could you please describe it more for me?
I am wondering of you are on anibiotics. When I first got my peri-rectal fistula, the perineum (the area between the vagina and rectum) swelled so much it was stiff -- like a hard ridge. Very ouchy to the touch! The fistula emptied out in the perineum and it was infected, so the skin became infected too -- massive cellulitiis tissue infection. It took about 3 months on Flagyl and Levaquin to calm it down, but it didn't stop getting infected until I got the seton placed (so the pus could drain out). I share this because is am concerned you may have infected tissue!