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Anal fissure - Almost a year of suffering


I hope very much that someone can help me here. I have posted to several forums with no responses. Any help anyone can offer will be greatly appreciated.

I have had an anal fissure since October of 2005 (it is currently August of 2006). I unfortunately did not tend to it in any way for the first six months or so, mostly out of embarassment. I am, however, over my embarassment now and have sought allopathic help in the treatment of this condition. This has not panned out to be much help. I was prescribed .02% nitrous ointment which helped to heal the fissure shortly, but of course caused painful headaches. After I last saw the doctor he said that the fissure was healing and to quit using the ointment. Well, I did so and two weeks later I have had a relapse. I have avoided constipation to the best of my ability (learned the hard way not to eat a lot of cheese) but it seems that at times the area becomes swollen and will not allow passage of feces. It is a regular occurrence that I will have a bowel movement, but will feel unable to pass the full amount for an hour or more after the first movement. Often I end up having three to four b.m.'s within a span of four to eight hours, all of which result in distressing pain about 15 minutes to half an hour later.

I have since begun researching homeopathic assistance with this issue and have come to the conclusion that my full case calls for silicea. I have poor eyesight, low self-confidence and esteem, social anxiety issues (particularly when it comes to work or speaking on the telephone), anal fissure with severe pain within 30 minutes of bowel movement which subsides over several hours but typically continues to hurt throughout my waking hours, and several other related symptoms which I don't recall at the moment as I'm not looking at the indications for this remedy at the moment.

Can ANYONE tell me if I would be foolish to try this remedy before consulting a homeopath? Would there be any adverse side effects should this not be the appropriate remedy? I unfortunately am not in a financial position to consult a homeopath at the moment and my insurance does not cover homeopathic care.

Please help, this has been a severe interruption in my life and I am desperate for anything that will help.

Thank you for your time and assistance.
  dave_lyons2000 on 2006-08-25
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
I noted this in some of the other forums and thought that it may help if I jump the gun and fill it out beforehand:

1. Name - Dave
2. Age - 26
3. Sex - Male
4. Married
5. weight - roughly 260 lbs.
6. Height Â… 6'0'
7. country - U.S.A.
8. climate - Moderate (Northern California)
9. List of your complain first 1. Severe pain in anus as if bruised 2. Difficult defecation apparently due to swelling 3. Severe stress due to how the condition has effected my life
10. Since how long you are suffering for each complain - 1. and 2. have been a problem for 10 months, I have wrestled with stress and anxiety all my life
11. Diabetic or non Diabetic - Non-diabetic, but it runs in my family
12. Desire sweets/sour/salt - I generally prefer salty/savory foods but have had an increased appetite for sweets
13. Thirst - I have not noticed an increase in thirst, but I typically drink more and more often than I eat
14. Tongue - No apparent difference.
15. Current BP (without medicine and with medicine) - I'm not sure what BP stands for. :(
16. What exactly is happening ? - Pain all day every day, swelling in area of anus, causes inability to pass stool
17. How do you feel? - Depressed, stressed, anxious, worried.
18. How does this affect you? - I feel afraid of leaving my home due to discomfort increasing when not in 'my own environment'. This is particularly problematic when it comes to work.
19. How does it feel like? - Bruised, throbbing pain or constant ache. The closest thing I can describe is that it is as if I were punched in the anus (as funny as this sounds).
20. What comes to your mind? - Sense of hopelessness, most thoughts tend to lead down the 'I'll be dealing with this pain for the rest of my life' path.
21. One situation that had a big effect on you? - Took two months of medical leave, alleviating pressure from anxiety over leaving the house, but increasing anxiety due to lack of income.
22. How did that feel like? - Terrible, hopeless.
23. What sensation do you experience in that situation? - Stress, anxiety, worry.
24. What are you showing by that gesture of your hand.(habits or Action)? - I'm not sure what this means?
25. current medicine you are taking - Nitrous .02% ointment, tylenol and/or ibuprofen for pain (almost entirely unhelpful), have tried tinactin (anti-fungal foot cream) and preperation-h/generic prep.h.
26. family back ground - Father has several skin conditions, just met him last year so I don't have much information on his side of the family. Mother's side has diabetes, breast cancer.
27. qualification of patient - Not sure what this means. I have no medical qualifications.
28. Nature of working - Typically low-stress. Mostly involves sitting and watching a computer monitor to see if any network servers go down. Occasional paperwork in miniscule amounts and physical labor such as laying network cables, removing garbage, mounting servers in racks, unpacking servers from boxes. Physical labor portions of work tend to irritate the problem.
29. desire or like and dislike of food - Stress often causes loss of appetite. Typical to eat one large meal a day.
30. Name of foods which increase your problem - Cheeses, breads, noodles, most starches, anything binding.
31. Mind-behavior, anger, irritability, hurry, impatientÂ…and so.. on and how you are peculiar from other person, public speaking or not , you can describe all the detail about behavior, love and affection. - More irritable than usual, but I work very hard to control it (I very much dislike causing anger/upsettal in others as it leads to conflict which causes more stress for me). I typically get very quiet when irritated.
32. Aggravation (increases-time, season,)& Amelioration (Decreases) - Physical activity can cause the condition to become aggravated.
33. Attached here your photographs of the affected area. - None

Thank you again.
dave_lyons2000 last decade
A couple of other things that might be notable:

I am a vegetarian, for over 10 years now, although I began eating fish about four years ago. I eat fish about three times a week (mostly canned tuna).

I also tend to be a very nocturnal person, with undiagnosed insomnia due to an overactive mind. My sleep habits have been more difficult to control since this problem began. I find myself unable to stay awake past 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. unless I am at work, which is bad for me as I normally work 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., which is causing major fluctuations in my sleep patterns between workdays and weekends.

And lastly, along with the pain described above, I tend to get a feeling of tightness in the perinneum area which is typically accompanied by an insatiable urge to urinate. Often I have nothing to release despite an intense feeling of needing to urinate.

And again I thank you for your time.
dave_lyons2000 last decade
To Dave

Please visit FISTULA on:


I have pioneered the therapy for your ailment which has worked in many cases as you can read on the thread above.

I would suggest that you read all the pages of this thread as they will give you some valuable information on the treatment of your ailment and also the posts of those who have used it with success.

Please repost your problem on the abovementioned thread.
Joe De Livera last decade
Take a dose of Sulphur 200 C

After a gap of 48 hours take a dose of Nitric Acid 200c

three days from then on...report the results
Best wishes,
Pankaj Varma
PANKAJ VARMA last decade
Thank you to both of you for your replies. I really appreciate the prompt help. After some reading I have purchased Arnica Montana and Silicea (globule/pill form) from my local health food store. From what I understand I am supposed to add three globules to a 500 ml bottle of water after draining a small amount from the bottle, then pound it on my palm three times and watch for fizzing, then I am supposed to sip a cap full three times a day. Is this correct for both remedies? And should I take care to take the three doses at the same time as the day before?

Thank you again for your assistance.
dave_lyons2000 last decade

this is manasa my age is 25 years m suffering from Anal fissures. kindly suggest me a medicine.
[message edited by manasarashmi on Wed, 23 May 2012 12:35:14 BST]
manasarashmi last decade

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