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    Default Sorry if this is to gross to post but i really need help

    First if this is in the wrong section im sorry, its about my er um ... bum.
    I have been suffering from some pretty horrendous anal fissures for over two months now and am not responding to any creams or suppositories. I've got a referral to see a specialist and i guess im wondering what i might be in for to get it fixed up?

    Also , i am breastfeeding exclusively and am curious if the hormones and dehydration could be causing this? Any other breastfeeders have this problem and then find when they stopped breastfeeding it went away?
    I'm drinking over 3L of water every day, drinking metamucil, taking coloxyl, drinking pear juice and taking multivitamins. My diet is really good. I dont know what else i can do myself to fix this, i am in so much pain i hav a panic attack every morning leading up to a BM. And god help me if i have to go twice!

    Would love to hear from others who have gone thru this as i am feeling so alone in this. Please somebody give me some magical tip to fix this, as the idea of some sort of surgery to fix it scares the bejesus outta me.

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    Default Sorry if this is to gross to post but i really need help

    Oh you poor thing! That sound awful! I don't have any tips or advice sorry, but I have had a mild case before and it was really painful so I can imagine its excruciating!

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    Default Sorry if this is to gross to post but i really need help

    What about taking a probiotic tablet?? To help your digestive tract and might help you toilet and ease the pain??

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    Yes agree about probiotic. Also fish oil orally may help lube things up a bit. You will need to take a decent amount though, not just two tablets a day or anything. Depends on the strength but if you see your natural health store/ local naturopath they should be able to tell you the right dose. Magnesium encourages water in the bowels too so you may benefit from a magnesium supplement also.

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    Oh and I do find that I get really dehydrated whilst breastfeeding too. Sometimes water just doesnt cut it. Get some hydralyte from the chemist. Everything that I have been recommending is breastfeeding safe Let us know how you go

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    I am so sorry to hear you are going through this. I understand completely what you are going through and it truly is awful. I could have written this post after having my son over three years ago, and I have to say - my experience in this area almost completely ruined my first few months as a new mum. I remember I would bleed (heavily) for an average of 10 hours following every BM, and sitting up for any length of time was very painful. Anyway, I was told that I would require surgery if the problem had not resolved by 4 months post partum, but that the surgery was not something they like to attempt before that.

    As it happened, mine recovered (seemingly overnight, literally was in so much pain one day and the next I wasn't) exactly 1 week before I was booked in to see the surgeon. I haven't had a problem since.

    I think they say 4 months because most seem to heal on their own before this point and they like to avoid the surgical option if possible.

    I exclusively breastfed ds right the way through (but yes, I did feel it dehydrated me more). It was just so important to me, I couldn't give it up. Keep doing what you are doing - drink lots and lots of water, metamucil, avoid bananas and foods that can clog you up, try taking liquid fish oil, bath in Epsom salts (these are amazing, I found instant relief!)

    Anway, please know you are not alone. I realise it can be embarassing to talk about, but it unfortunately has happened to a number of women after childbirth. I hope you get better soon.

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