anal fissure from having D all the time?

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   Posted 6/20/2008 11:43 AM (GMT -7)   
so, i had a resection 6 years ago and have had D about 98% of the time ever since. i've come to accept and live with it.

few months ago i started noticing a bit of dripping bright red blood from my anus, usually after the 2nd 'wave' of pushing out the loose/watery D.

alarmed, i went to see my GI and he didn't seem to mind that i was bleeding, even though i never had before. he just scheduled a small bowel series, bloodwork and another colonoscopy. my last scope was 2 years ago.

i've read some things about anal fissures and internal hemmies, but it seems to me that these are common in people with C, as opposed to D... or can it go either way?

i actually just went to the bathroom here at work a few mins ago and same thing happened. first push was fine, 2nd came the drip. it stops when i relax my butt muscles (for lack of a better term). have i maybe just stretched it out from how frequently i go? are there any OTC remedies for this?

thanks in advance.


-the man who got his period. [ya gotta laugh!]
.:brad:. 23 year old male from PA.

diagnosed with crohn's disease in april 2002 during surgery for obstruction
meds: 50mg 6-MP, folic acid

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   Posted 6/20/2008 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I have gotten anal fissures from having lots of D, but my D is always bloody when I have it. I (obviously) also have Crohn's, and am not sure how much of the anal fissures is associated with that. But what I can tell you is that I had a really long flare and it took forever for the anal fissures to heal once I was actually in remission. I have had some pretty bad anal fissures and never realized them (besides the blood) until I actually went into remission and had formed poo's...owie!

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   Posted 6/21/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -7)   
br4d,  the anal fissures are not nice, but it's something I think we all have to deal with. I had mine begin when I was 15. I am now 22. My fissure was and still can be really bad. It is crohn's affected and will always come back if I don't watch what I eat. Just in the past year I figured out what helps them.
1.Take lots of baths with epsoms salt.
2.Use a perianal bottle before you wipe(cuts down on how much you have to wipe)
3.Use flushable feminine wipes. Helps keep the fissure clean.
4.If you can get a sitz bath that you place on your toilet and use 3x a day, that helps a lot.
5.Zinc oxide can be your best friends as well. It helps heal.
The epsom salts help clean the fissure and heal it.
You can get perianal bottles from the drugstore or the hospital if you can't find them in the store. Pregnant women get them when they have babies. I got 3 LOL.
You can find the wipes in the womens sections at walmart.
Not to be too open, but my fissure was located from my tail bone all the way down to my anus. It's taken a long time to figure out how to heal it. I use all of these tips daily. It takes a lot of the stress off your bottom. I don't know anything about fissures on the inside, but if that's where yours are located good luck. Hope this helps.
Age:22/6"1'/138lb - Diagnosed: 2001 @ age 15 now 22
First time mom as of March 8th 2008
Past drugs: Pentasa, Flagyl, Budesonide, Prednisone, tons of Antibiotics, Didrocal
Past herbal remedies and vitamins:Probiotics, Omega 3&6, Prenatal vitamins, B12, Calcium, iron, vit C, vit D, vit E, Selenium, mineral drops
Current drugs: Valtrex, Warfarin, Prednisone :(, 6mp :( NOT WORKING
Problems:Fissure and Tags on rectum, blood clots, ChronicUTI's, Osteopenia, Ulcers in my decending Colon
No surgeries....yet. Gone through 5 G.I.'s
Procedures: 3 colonoscopies, 1 upper endoscopy, 2 barium swallows, 1 biopsy of the fissure and tag (chron's affected)

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   Posted 6/21/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it is definitely associated with Crohn's.

I have constant fissures. I would be writhing in pain if it weren't for Calmoseptine ointment. It helps a lot. I apply a small amount regardless of wether my fissures are sore or not, as they are constantly leaking.. and the calmoseptine helps prevent them from getting raw when i walk. unfortunately, many pharmacies don't keep it in stock, so you might have to ask them to order it. i order large tubes from wal-mart :D its not especially cheap, but imo its well worth the price.

Like chronicallyill said, bathing frequently helps.

I wouldn't recommend sitting for long periods of time, though since I don't have much else to do I do it anyway.

oh and a must for any Crohnie regardless of symptoms: nice soft and strong toilet paper by the truckloads :D
20, Male, diagnosed over Christmas Break of my Junior year in High School. BEST CHRISTMAS EVAR LOL

(not really)

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   Posted 6/21/2008 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had both fissures and a fistula. I contribute it to having Crohn's disease affecting the rectal area mainly. Not so much D.
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 20 mg, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).

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