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ffpos1 posted:
I experienced a severe and painful bowel movement and sometime after i started having pain while sitting i told the doctol after it became unbearable and he suggested a colonoscopy which was reported as normal. i informed my doctor the pain had gotten worse he referred me to a surgeon who prescribed a salve ( nitro based) to relieved the tightness which didn't work so i opted for a sphinxterotomy which revealed a fissure and a fistula which was not found during the colonoscopy. afterward i could go to the bathroom again (it had gotten hard to even pass gas) but i am still in severe pain espesially when i sit and taking a pain pill everyday and when i feel the back of my butt it feels as though there is a lump internally. can you help ?
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Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi ffpos1,

I am sorry to hear about this pain and lump that you are dealing with now. The WebMD article Anal Fissure - Treatment Overview , states that "It is important to understand that, even with surgery, an anal fissure must heal on its own. A sphincterotomy involves operating on the sphincter muscles, not closing the actual fissure."

Please go back and see your doctor about this pain. I wish you the best and hope that your body heals soon, leaving you pain free. Keep us posted on how you are doing
Best Wishes! Amelia


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