Patient Comments: Anal Fissure - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your anal fissure?

Comment from: pjgott, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 12

I suffered with anal fissures for over 5 years and really think I tried almost everything out there. I finally healed after using a product originally designed for anal itching and pruritus ani. The name of it is Pranicure. It was made to be the most difficult skin barrier to remove meaning it sticks to anal skin down there. So I thought it might just work on my anal fissures. I ordered it only because they have a money back guarantee and wow! I finally healed. It took about 4 weeks as I had several deep fissures, but it worked when nothing else would. Now after every bowel movement I follow the application instructions of clean, dry and apply, and now I've gone almost 6 months and have had no more fissures. Incredible relief after suffering for so long. I hope this helps a lot of you long term sufferers out there!

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Comment from: Ouchie29, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 06

Coconut oil is your best friend for treating anal fissures; and high fiber diet, stool softeners, and unscented wipes. Apply coconut oil as often as you like, it should give you immediate relief and help start healing.

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Comment from: beehind, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 28

Doctor prescribed triamcinolone (steroid ointment) for my anal fissure and it didn't work. I decided to try coconut oil and it has been very soothing. I have very little pain or itching now. I can reapply it anytime. Sitz baths help during the day. With the coconut oil I do not wake up during the night in pain anymore.

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Comment from: anal fiss, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 01

After many years of suffering from anal fissure I had an episode that was unbearable and found out that low residue diet works best for that problem. High fiber doesn't work for our problem, because we want stool that is easy on the rectum i.e., no fiber and no bulk. Fiber actually constipates, but healthy colon has the ability to digest it, still bulk and fiber are not good for damaged opening, our rectum. Also applying a lot of cream (Vaseline is the best) before bed time and in the morning before bowel movement is good. Do not push on the toilet, just let it go, like urinating and cook everything you eat (no raw food).

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Comment from: mjway, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 30

I had a fissurectomy and sphincterotomy about a month ago. The pain from the muscle spasms was gone immediately after the surgery. I had no pain for the first 5 days. Don't let that fool you into doing too much! The first week after the surgery there was pain when I went to the restroom and it lasted for several hours afterward. The pain was not as bad as that of the fissure. By the second week the pain was getting a little better every day. Now almost 4 weeks out, the pain is only when I go to the bathroom and for a short time afterwards. Make sure your stools are soft and keep the area around your rectum clean. It was the best thing I've ever done!

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Comment from: priya g., 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 01

I have taken lots of medicine for anal fissure but have had no relief.

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Comment from: Raj A., 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 14

I am suffering from anal fissure problem for the last 1 month and I have used Anovate cream.

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Comment from: VNvet, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 26

Over the years I had a couple of mild episodes of anal fissure that resolved fairly quickly with topical antiseptic and anesthetic, but the past two weeks have been pretty bad. One great treatment for pain is Solarcaine sunburn spray, which reaches farther into the wounded area with no painful physical touch. Antibiotic ointment is essential, as are stool softeners and fiber which I must use copiously thanks to the opiates I take for severe back, leg, neck, hand and arm pain (which has been worsening for years). The VA (Veteran's Affairs) would far rather drug you up and harass you about your drug use than offer surgery, which I have asked for numerous times. So far, my latest bout is ending, but very slowly.

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