Since a week after the birth of my baby daughter, who is now 4 months, I have had a BIG pain in my bottom, excruciating when I open my bowels and rather unbearable for a few hours afterwards. Over two months ago I was diagnosed an anal fissure (after a first erroneos diagnosis of piles) and given lactulose, fybogel and proctosedyl. Nothing much has improved. It is very difficult for me to have soft stools (and I drink a lot!), probably because I am breastfeeding. I try to watch my diet as well, to have a good amount of fiber. Last week I visited a specialist who gave me another, more powerful ointment - a very effective local anestetic which should help me open my bowels without spasms. If this does not help only surgery is left - which I would rather avoid...
I think this problem was caused by the iron tablets I took for months during pregnancy which made my stools rock hard and eventually caused the fissure.
Has anybody else the same problem? How are you treating it? Would it be helpful to stop breastfeeding?
Please do help me - some days I do not even manage to sit down ...
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Anybody with an anal fissure out there?
elelulu · 29/04/2003 15:47
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