Anal fissures & hemorrhoids following colectomy surgery

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fit4ever
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   Posted 2/26/2011 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

Following my recent subtotal colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis surgery, I've developed anal fissures. I'm sure it's because of the frequent BM's and because some are diarrhea. I only "go" 3-7 times a day but that was enough to cause a flare up, I've had this before. This is the worst it's ever been.

I'm interested in hearing what others have used to heal their fissures and hemorrhoids. The pain is excruciating!!! BM's can bring me to tears. It's like passing shards of glass. Last night I just mixed up an ointment with aloe, calendula, vitamin E & A, and tea tree oil. It seems to have helped some. I was wondering if any of the RX ointments help at all, or especially any natural remedies. I've done internet research and it just seems everyone is trying to sell you their remedy. That's why I concocted my own, but I need help ASAP!!!

I'm going back to work this coming Monday and I can't be dealing with this at work. After a BM I've been needing to sit on ice or get into the bathtub and soak in hot water to relieve the pain.

Help!!!

Lesley

supernova
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   Posted 2/26/2011 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
fit4ever- I feel your pain, I had a fissure a few months back and the pain is definately excruciating! I describe it as pooping out glass, it's horrible. I tried just about everything, including nitroglycerine. The only thing that I found that actually worked for me is a product called "FissureHeal". It is sort of expensive ($34 for 12 suppositories), but I was desperate to end the pain. I was petrified to go to the bathroom! Not promising it will work for ya, but as I know the desperation to find something, thought i would let you know what worked for me. Check it out. If you do use them, you can break the suppository into thirds to make them last longer (they are really long). Hope you find something that works!
29 year old female
Ulcerative colitis- 13 years
Current meds- sulfasalzine
Meds tried- suppositories, enemas, asacol, prednisone, lialda, immuran, sulfa, remicade
End ileostomy surgery- March 1st

fit4ever
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   Posted 2/26/2011 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Supernova,

I'll check it out. The ointment I made last night seems to be helping. I added some additional vitamin A, tea tree oil and lavender oil to the mix this morning. The other thing that seems to help a lot is psyllium fiber. It makes the stool soft and bulky and easier to pass. It also thickens the stool up it you tend to have diarrhea. My surgeon told me to use fiber after my recent surgery to have solid stool and reduce frequency. It really seems to help. I took it yesterday after having skipped several days and it did make a difference this morning.

Did it hurt to put the suppository in? I tried the anusol HC hydro-cortisone suppository last weekend and literally screamed when I put it in it hurt so BAD. It felt like I was getting ripped apart! The doc said it could help fissures but it's just too painful to use, and it goes up into the rectum, my fissure is on and right above the external sphincter. Where was yours?

supernova
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   Posted 2/26/2011 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, mine was right at the sphincter. No, the suppositories don't hurt.. they are super thin. I would slowly insert until it was right on the fissure then let it melt there. It helped me a lot and got rid of my fissure completely in about a week. Hope that helps!
29 year old female
Ulcerative colitis- 13 years
Current meds- sulfasalzine
Meds tried- suppositories, enemas, asacol, prednisone, lialda, immuran, sulfa, remicade
End ileostomy surgery- March 1st

Christine1946
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   Posted 2/27/2011 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
     I can still get hemorrhoids because me anus is still there but no rectum, so I don't poop out of the rear but into my bag.  I have a stubborn little hemorrhoid which appears now and then.  I use Tucks and hemorrhoid cream.  It seems to do the trick.
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