Diltiazem ointment for anal fissures

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I have been experiencing the same type of vaginal and anal fissures for a few months now and I was scared to death until I found this forum.Just like many of you, I went to the doctor about three weeks ago and the first thing she said also was Herpes.She took a blood test and a normal pap and I still haven't received any results yet.
So take plenty of fluids along with fiber supplements and also stool softeners. This will take care of the risk factor of anal fissure. For treating fissures - 1.Sitz bath 2.
The ability of oral nifedipine to reduce resting internal anal sphincter pressure prompted its use for the treatment of patients with chronic anal fissures. Treatment was associated with an initial reduction in maximum anal resting pressure and pain scores. Time to healing in these studies were approximately 2 months. If these medical therapies do not help, then the next option would be surgical. In trials, surgery has proven to be more effective than medical therapy.
You obviously need a GI doc to do an anoscopy and a digital rectal exam (if not too painful). Anal fissures often heal within a few weeks if you take steps to keep your stools soft and treat constipation or diarrhea. If the tear doesn't heal within six to eight weeks, however, you'll likely need medical treatment or possibly surgery.
Thank you for your suggestions. I'm using a compound prescription called Diltiazem 2% Gel. It's supposed to help heal anal fissures. It seems to have helped some---but not enough that I'm completely without pain. My doctor said to give it 4-6 weeks to help heal the fissure. Do you know if a small fissure has to be surgically sutured or can it be carterized?
Went to physical therapy for the Levator syndrome and ended up with several anal fissures. I just had botox injections done. But right now I am just miserable. Hot baths are about the only thing that help. The surgeon just prescribed valium to take along with the other ointment and meds I am taking. I cannot sit at all right now. I am just absoluetly miserable. I just would love to find someone else to talk to about this. I look forward to hearing from someone.
This will paralyze this muscle for a period of time and could, maybe, stop the spasms. They do this for patients for have a fissure or tear at the entrance and it won't heal. Just a thought. Not sure if it would help in his case. Good luck!
The first specialist gave me this ointment (Diltiazem 2%) and it had worked previous times but it just was taking too long. So for off I went for a second opinion. This doctor explained the whole thing to me. What fishers were, showed me where mine was located and why the spasms, pain and burning was occurring. The walls of you rectum are made up of muscle, there is an inter and outer muscles, the inter muscle we can control and the out our bodies know when they need to be used.
I'm a 51 year-old male. I had anal fissures two years ago that healed, and have had them again for the last 6 months. Tried Nitro-Bid and Pramosone this time, but no healing. Had my LIS two days ago. An army doctor at BAMC in San Antonio did the surgery. Post-Op: My lower back, I guess where the spinal anesthesia was administered, has been stiff and painful. Also, I've had some anal bleeding. My bm's are normal and not causing any pain. I soak in a hot bath after each bm.
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