Anal Fissures

EventHorizon

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I had this a decade ago. The creams help with pain and healing, but a change in diet is the only long term solution. Surgery is a last ditch strategy.
So like I want to know how I can get the creams and if they are even available in SA. Like should I just ask the doctor directly to presribe?
 

Cosmik Debris

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Nah, push hard enough so that you almost pass out. It's like kundalini meditation.


Straining on the toilet can cause a subarachnoid haemorrhage. Colleague was found dead on the toilet floor with pants around the ankles at work from this:

There are usually no warning signs, but a subarachnoid haemorrhage sometimes happens during physical effort or straining, such as coughing, going to the toilet, lifting something heavy or having sex.

A person with a suspected subarachnoid haemorrhage needs a CT scan in hospital to check for signs of bleeding around the brain.

If a diagnosis of subarachnoid haemorrhage is confirmed or strongly suspected, you're likely to be transferred to a specialist neurosciences unit.

 

Nanfeishen

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If you don't see stars and angels when you poo, you're not pushing hard enough.
Used to think that until this happened (not my eye) , but almost identical to what happened.

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Napalm2880

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Yeah, it just gives you a really haunting look for a few days. It goes away.
Flip I got this before my mates wedding. I was casually cruising down the M5 in Cape Town, blindly grabbing biltong from a brown paper bag (from the Spar at Century City) when suddenly I tasted something "weird". Anyway in my ravenous hunger, I gobbled it down only to realise the smell in the vehicle was horrendous. Now I don't have the best sense of smell but the fellow occupants in the vehicle started looking around and choking.

I suddenly realised with horror that this putrid stench was now resting in my stomach. I tried to force myself to throw up. I signalled to the driver to pull over and I sat for 10 minutes trying to wrestle the foulness from my gut.

I puked nothing but water... and proceeded to collect the suits for all the groomsmen and called it a day.

The next day (the big day), I woke up and looked in the mirror. It was the devil himself! I had blood for eyes. Thankfully I had no ill effects from the foulness that my body had now consumed and I attended the wedding. Bizarrely almost nobody noticed - and I even did a speech! Thankfully my eyes came right a few days later and now it just looked like the flash gave me red eye in the wedding photos ;-)
 

1am7h30n3

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So like I want to know how I can get the creams and if they are even available in SA. Like should I just ask the doctor directly to presribe?
Yes, if you want a specific medication/cream that requires a prescription then just ask your doctor for it directly. Explain that you've heard good things or had it recommended by a friend/whatever. If they really feel it's a bad idea, they will explain that and perhaps offer an alternative. Also, maybe check the ingredients in the creams, if it's not available locally there's a good chance that there will be a local alternative that the doctor can suggest.
 

EventHorizon

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Yes, if you want a specific medication/cream that requires a prescription then just ask your doctor for it directly. Explain that you've heard good things or had it recommended by a friend/whatever. If they really feel it's a bad idea, they will explain that and perhaps offer an alternative. Also, maybe check the ingredients in the creams, if it's not available locally there's a good chance that there will be a local alternative that the doctor can suggest.
I tried this actually. And the GP initially prescribed it (0.2% Nitroglycerine cream... which is meant to relax the muscles). Then i went to the pharmecies and NONE of them had it. But they said they could compound it if I get another prescription from the doc with the instructions. So I asked for that... and then he changes his mind and gives me some anti fungal + cortizone wtf...

So yeah i think I am gonna try a co rectal surgeon this time... who would probably know more. Still really pissed off though at the GP
 
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