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What is the treatment for anal fissure ?

Hi, I had been suffering from anal fissure for the past 4 months. I tried various medicines but they were of no help. So, I started taking laxatives in order to relieve myself from the knife-like pain. To be specific I have been taking Herbolax for 4 months. But the doctors suggested I should go for Lateral Sphincterectomy. I was operated 3 weeks back. And even after the surgery I am suffering from pricking pain and to ease my bowel movement the doctor prescribed tablet cremalax which gave me painless loose stools but I suffered from severe abdominal cramps. 2 days ago I stopped the laxative so as to not get addicted to it .Now I again suffer from terrible pricking pain in the anus and stomach cramps. Also, I have to put a lot of force for bowel movement without lax. Please advice.
Asked On : Wed, 7 Sep 2011
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thanks for your query
well it seems like you are suffering from too much use of laxatives and since you have had the surgery already and still suffering from constipation you should immediately change your diet to include food items with more fibre for easy digestion and avoiding constipation and also use the laxatives and stop the usage in a slow co ordinated manner instead of stopping it abruptly let your digestive system get used to the lack of laxatives in an orderly manner. take care
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