Do anal fissures heal?

  • sfboy987

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    Jul 05, 2015 8:48 PM GMT
    So about 4 months ago I had too much "rough fun" with my partner, I ended up getting an anal fissure. It took about 2 weeks to heal, but bottoming hasn't been as fun as it used to be.

    Since then, I bleed a little bit when I bottom. I've been taking sitz baths 3-4 days a week, and started using baby wipes for uh the bathroom. I love bottoming, and I love it a bit rough (with lots of lube of course), but I'm scared the fissure might open again or it might never really heal. Anybody else had experience with fissures?

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    Jul 06, 2015 12:41 AM GMT
    sfboy987 saidSo about 4 months ago I had too much "rough fun" with my partner, I ended up getting an anal fissure. It took about 2 weeks to heal, but bottoming hasn't been as fun as it used to be.

    Since then, I bleed a little bit when I bottom. I've been taking sitz baths 3-4 days a week, and started using baby wipes for uh the bathroom. I love bottoming, and I love it a bit rough (with lots of lube of course), but I'm scared the fissure might open again or it might never really heal. Anybody else had experience with fissures?

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    I never had one, but in a quick search I found:

    What happens if the fissure doesn't heal on its own?

    "About 9 out of 10 short-term fissures heal with home treatment—including using stool softeners or fiber supplements and taking regular sitz baths. And about 4 out of 10 long-term anal fissures will heal after home treatment is used.1

    But not all fissures will heal with just home treatment. If a fissure lasts more than 8 to 12 weeks, you may need prescription medicines. These may include nitroglycerin cream, high blood pressure medicines in pill or gel form, or injections of botulinum toxin (Botox).

    If medicines don't stop your symptoms, you may need to consider surgery. The most commonly used surgery is lateral internal sphincterotomy. In this procedure, a doctor cuts into part of the internal sphincter to relax the spasm that is causing the fissure."

    http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/anal-fissure-related-information
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    Jul 06, 2015 5:19 PM GMT
    If you are bleeding with every single time you bottom and if you are experiencing pain, that means something is wrong. You need to go see a colorectal doctor and find out if what you're going thru is a longterm problem. Based on your original post details, it appears that's where it's heading.