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Is It Okay To Use A Fleet Enema Even Though I Have An Anal Fissure
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
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 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
Told I have an anal fissure. Told to do sitz bath. Am i supposed to use epsom salts? I did earlier, now my rectum feels like it's turning inside out.
Comfort: Usually I do not recommend epsom salts. Just comfortably warm water is usually sufficient. Ask your own surgeon for instructions. ...Read more
I have an anal fissure. I don't have a sitz bath so i will just use my bathtub, but should I add epsom salts? If so how much to what ratio of water
Anal fissure: The heat relaxes the muscle and reduces discomfort. Epson salt not necessary. ...Read more
Doc said I have an anal fissure.Not huge,but something to take care of.Doesn't hurt to use restroom.Stings a little after.Small amt Blood on stool.OK?
I think I have an anal fissure & hemorrhoids. Pain & blood on toilet paper every time I use the bathroom x6 days. Also have lower abd pain. Solutions?
GI consult: Based on your symptoms you need further evaluation . Consider gastroenterologist for more evaluation ...Read more
Could use your help docs! my child is suffering from anal fissure from last 2 months she is 4 yrs old. Any homeopathy medicine?
Yes there are: There are nearly 100 different homeopathic medicines that help anal fissures -- but you need the advice of a professional homeopath to find the best one for an individual case. You've listed yourself as being in carrboro nc, and there are several good homeopaths in your area. Check the national center for homeopathy to find them: http://tinyurl.Com/mlpksbt. ...Read more
Yes, but unnecessary: Snap fissures heal well without specific intervention usually. Those that do not require surgery. Unless a specialist has instructed that you use betadine, I would avoid it as it can interfere with growth of new healthy cells as well as killing bacteria. Sitz baths a few times a day and a super gentle soap is all you need, possibly plus a soothing medicine for pain. ...Read more
Probably won't help: Antibiotics don't usually help anal fissures or speed healing. Main treatments are vasodilating ointments (nitroglycerine, nifedipine) and fiber products etc to avoid constipation and keep stools soft. If not under a care for your fissure, see your doctor now. Or consult with a proctologist or colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more
For anal fissure, can you use vaseline 100% pure petroleum jelly. Any issues. Would it help for fissure or cut.
Won't hurt: Vaseline may help protect an anal fissure from irritation but will not facilitate healing. The most important factor in healing an anal fisssure is decreasing size and straining with bowel movements. Daily still softeners and/or fiber supplementation are important. Nifedipine ointment and Nitroglycerin ointment may also be helpful. These are prescriptions you can discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
My dr gave me a script for a steroid suppository but its not covered by my insurance. What else can I use to cure an anal fissure that is inflamed?
Not Neosporin!: Neosporin has not been found useful in treating anal fissures. A surprising cream that does seem to help heal anal fissures is Nitroglycerin! This medication is used for treating angina but it has also been found to relax the anal sphincter and also increase blood flow to the fissure which aids in healing. See your doctor or a proctologist for this - it is not an over the counter medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 2 week old daughter has an anal fissure and torn skin in vaginal area. What can the torn skin come from and can I use vaseline to help it heal?
Red flag: Please take your child in to doc. What you describe is some form of child abuse and it is a huge burden on you to protect your child. Vaseline is a very bad idea for these wounds. Don't panic, just calmly take her in to nearest facility or hospital. Maybe go alone, just you and the baby. No friend this time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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