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ds blood on toilet paper .. could it be an anal fissure and which over the counter

(11 Posts)
SlartyBartFast Fri 25-Jul-08 22:59:40

cream could i use,
i had it once and the gp said germaline.. i think that is an antiseptic.
obviously i dont know that is what ds has. he says he doesnt strain. just blood.
suggested sudocreame.. wonder if anyone any other ideas?

emma1977 Fri 25-Jul-08 23:03:54

Anusol- keep it in the fridge. Wrap an ice cube in tissue/flannel and hold it against the offending area for pain relief.

If definitely a fissure, rectogesic ointment on prescription can really help.

emma1977 Fri 25-Jul-08 23:04:25

A keep your poo on the looser side of normal to allow the tear to heal.

SlartyBartFast Fri 25-Jul-08 23:11:14

thanks emma - smile

SlartyBartFast Fri 25-Jul-08 23:19:11

there's nothign else it coudl be i hope?

cannot tell without a gp visit i spose, or the dreaded google

Katisha Fri 25-Jul-08 23:22:42

Don't google. DS1 gets this every now and then. Bit of germolene or antiseptic cream. Then if it carries in see GP.

SlartyBartFast Fri 25-Jul-08 23:24:17

that's a relief

madamez Fri 25-Jul-08 23:29:12

Plenty of fruit, plenty of water, and maybe some Anusol (ask a chemist if it is OK for DC, don't know how old yours is).

SlartyBartFast Fri 25-Jul-08 23:30:09


SlartyBartFast Fri 25-Jul-08 23:30:32

so he is not showing blush not that i would tell anyway

SlartyBartFast Fri 25-Jul-08 23:30:57

coudl tell, that is blush, could tell what a fissure looked like

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