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Fleet Enema Anal Fissure
Easy BM diet: Fissure is a tear in the lining of your anal canal. You need to minimize mechanical stress/ trauma of defecation to heal. Any food known to give you constipation or loose bm should be avoided. Many find adjusting the amt of fiber supplement helpful in achieving the bm consistency that don't hurt as much. Sitz bath and otc meds can promote healing too. If nothing helps, see your doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more
Part of Treatment: Anal fissures are usually related to passing hard constipated stool or other trauma to the anal canal. Keeping your stools soft with fiber (metamucil) is only part of the treatment. Drink plenty of water as well. May need medicated creams to help as well, see your doctor to know what you need to do. ...Read more
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Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more
N.F.L.: Trying to remove that rectal 'football'? Well, enemas will initially work, but 'not for long'. Once the moisture is taken out of feces you will continue to play 'hardball'. Drink plenty of fluids, eat fiber rich foods, and have a first meal of the day evacuation plan that keeps the rectum from being a 'storage silo' for long periods of time will provide long term results. ...Read more
Ok to use Proctofoam: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more
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Anal fissure: An anal fissure is a tear in the mucosa of the anal canal, just inside the anal margin. It is a common condition causing pain on defecation in adults and children. Most anal fissures respond well to conservative or topical management. In refractory cases surgery may be required ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is Miralax (polyethylene glycol) a laxative or stool softener? Addicting? How long to take to heal anal fissure?
Wetting agent: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is primarily a wetting agent,that holds on to water as it moves through your system and softens the stool.It is not addicting,but when you wean off the material, I would do so gradually.When your stool softens, you should empty more often, so the fissure is not pressured by a larger volume. This should allow healing within a week or two, but recurrence can occur if you return to old habits ...Read more
There may be: Some discomfort from holding in a large bolus of fluid in the rectum - as it reflexively causes the urge to defecate. ...Read more
Used fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) while on kneens with but up. Apon insertion had extreme cold feeling in lower gut just under skin. Could there be an anal tear.
Possibly: Inserting anything into the anus can inadvertantly lead to tearing the mucosa. See your doctor for an exam of the area to know for sure. ...Read more
I wondered if this is an anal fissure or hemorrhoids? And I wondered If an enema/ douche would do the trick?
I doubt, but....: Before doing something blindly, go to be checked and counseled so to get right diagnosis for right care. How to get all these related things done correctly? Follow suggestions described in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. Then you gain much insight on how to work well with doc... All the best to health.... ...Read more
Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area i've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time i noticed skin growths ?
I had botox injections in my internal anal sphincter 3 days ago and used a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) to go and it burned.Is it ok to use fleet after that procedure?
Ask your doctor: This is a very specific question. Presumably, your colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist performed the injections for a spastic sphincter. You would be best served asking your doctor directly. It does take 7 days for Botox to fully work which may be helpful in planning your stool softening program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had botox injections in my internal anal sphincter 3 days ago and used a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) to go and it burned. Is it ok to use fleet after that procedure?
First time?: Botox traditionally takes 5 days to really take effect and so I am not sure it has fully relaxed the sphincter. I need more info. It is not uncommon for sphincter otomy to be performed with fissure treatment. However if only Botox was injected (no surgery) and you have previously used fleets without burning, i would contact your gastroenterologist as you may have caused an injury. ...Read more
I was checked out by my doctor and she said I have an anal fissure. My question is, do anal fissures bleed a lot? And do they cause blood clots?
Depends: There are a lot of qualitative terms in your question. Anal fissures normall cause bleeding that you see on the toilet paper or toilet bowl. A small drop of blood in a large bowl of water can seem like a lot of blood. Depends on how you are rating what a lot of blood is, when and where you are seeing it and other symptoms. Blood clots are not typical for a fissure, but possible. ...Read more
I have had hemmroids and an anal fissure over a year now. they gave me some nifedipine lotion... is there hope ? do fissures worsen during pregnancy?
Fiber: An anal fissure is a tear of the lining of the anal canal which exposes the internal anal muscle causing pain and bleeding. First, however must make sure this is what is actually the correct diagnosis. If so, the most important aspect of treatment is soften the stool with fiber and fluid intake and warm/hot water to relax the muscle spasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Most do with high fiber diet and fluids, this will keep your bowels soft and fissures usually heal on their own. For persistent or recurrent fissures treatment with certain topical prescription or compounded creams or even Botox my help....Rarely is surgery needed. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You will know it : If you have it you will know , severe anal pain unable to evacuate , then constipation , occasional bleeding after defecation, tender spot with skin tag at tail bone area , always need to make sure nothing serious like cancer of anal areas ny visiting your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proctofoam: Over the counter medicines--anusol hc. Prescription medicines--nitropaste and a new formula of nitropaste called rectiv. Proctofoam hc also works well. While treating anal fissure, it is important to keep stool soft with softeners or fiber to help prevent recurrence. Recurrence is nevertheless common, and if one has a lot of trouble, surgical injection of Botox or sphincterotomy may be done. ...Read more