I am a Registered Nurse with an expertise in every day health problems and natural remedies.
What Is An Anal Fissure?
If you feel like you are passing glass when you go to the toilet and if you are still sore a few hours later it is highly likely you are suffering from an anal fissure.
An anal fissure usually isn’t a serious condition. It can affect people of all ages, and it’s often seen in infants and young children since constipation is a common problem in these age groups.
In most cases, the tear heals on its own within four to six weeks. In cases where the anal fissure persists beyond eight weeks, it’s considered chronic.
It is a tiny paper thin break in the skin of the anus which may be superficial or deep depending on how long you have had it...and can be difficult to actually see. For something usually so tiny it causes terrible pain probably the worst type of pain I have ever experienced. Read on if you want to discover how I finally healed my anal fissure.
Symptoms Of An Anal Fissure.
An anal fissure may cause one or more of the following symptoms:
- sharp pain in the anal area during bowel movements.
- streaks of blood on stools or on toilet after wiping.
- burning or Itching in the anal area.
- a visible tear in the skin around your anus.
- Pain for two to 3 hours or more after using the toilet.
- A skin tag or small lump of skin next to the tear.
The Daily Routine That Helped Cure My Anal Fissure.
This routine you can start in the evening as usually if you are like me he pain as subsided from your morning bowel movement. This routine came as a result of much trial and error, online research and help from others who experienced this same painful condition.
- Before you go to bed take a desertspoonful of olive oil 2 dried apricots, a dulcolax tablet(this softens your poo and makes it easier to pass) and a large glass of water and go and have a good nights sleep.
- When you wake up take a glass of warm water and 2 ibobrufen tabs before you go to the toilet. Only go if you feel the urge. My Doctor said don’t sit longer than 3 mins. If it doesn’t come go and do something and come back again when it will come more easily.
- When it does finally come there are various things you can do to make it less painful. This tiny little thing made a major improvement in my healing time and it is to apply a tiny bit of Vaseline on the anal area and inside a little as well. This will help the poo to slide out more easily.
- When the pain is still severe at the beginning have a warm bath running that you can step into immediately to get rapid pain relief.
- I also invested in a sitz bath that sat on the toilet and so I could fill it with warm water and sit on it for 10mins after a bowel movement. I would strongly recommend a sitz bath if you are really serious about healing your anal fissure. Some people find it easier to poo while sitting in the warm water...as the heat relaxes the anal muscle. This relieves pain but is also good for cleaning the area. It is important the area is kept very clean so that healing can take place.
- When the pain as decreased. Continue on with your day as normal.
- If you do have another bowel movement throughout the day you will need to use your sitz Bath to relieve the pain.
- Repeat no 1 again before you go to bed.
- You should start to see a difference in your pain levels very soon after a few days of keeping to these steps.
Other Things That Speed The Healing Of Your Anal Fissure
- Throughout the healing I drank loads of water to soften my stools and prevent constipation.
- While I was at the healing stage I very often just ate greens, stewed apples and drank loads of water.
- I also fasted for two days to give my digestive system a rest and give my anal area a head start on the healing process.
- It is also important to keep moving. If your job entails a lot of sittting at a desk get up every hour and have a short walk as this improves the blood flow and promotes healing.
- At night time go through the same process as above again.Within a few weeks i noticed a great reduction in my pain levels and within 4 weeks there was very little pain. However if I deviated from the regime and my stools were not soft the anal fissure opened again as it takes months for the skin in that area to become strong again.
Preventing your anal fissure recurring.
It is most important you follow a few simple rules and you will never have this pain again.
2 DONT SIT LONGER THAN 3 MINUTES.
3 KEEP POO SOFT.
4 DRINK LOTS OF WATER.
5 KEEP AREA CLEAN.
Foods That Keep Stools Soft.
- Yogurt and kefir. Probiotics may help to improve gut health. ...
- Pulses. ...
- Clear soups. ...
- Prunes. ...
- Wheat bran. ...
- Broccoli. ...
- Apples and pears.
- Drinking loads of water.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2019 Jane