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Is there a natural way to stop bleeding? Potential anal fissure.

I was constipated for a couple of days and I think I have an anal fissure because I see bleeding. I am pregnant as well. Is there a natural way to stop the bleeding?

  1. Hi suthars0210! I'm sorry to hear you're going through this. I'm hoping others can weigh in, but in the meantime, I want to point you to an article from our editorial team that gives a primer on rectal bleeding that might help with determining if it indeed is an anal fissure. The bottom of the article talks about how the treatment is typically administered.

    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/symptoms/rectal-bleeding/

    Have you tried going to your doctor? If you can, that would be the best route, especially given that you're pregnant. I hope this helps!

    -Reggie (IBD.net Team)

    1. Hi Suthars,

      Sometimes back I also had anal fissure and I went to see the doctor.

      He advised me few things:

      1) Take light food that are easy to pass and absorb.
      2) Gave me 2 weeks of medication for softening of stool.
      3) Gave Gel to apply before /after having stool.
      4) After having a stool sit in the Warm water for about 15 mins.
      5) Sit in the warm water for around 3-4 times a day as well.
      6) Drink plenty of water.

      I found that it really helped me.

      Hope that helps!!

      1. Thanks for the response. Yes, I have been sitting in hot water and drinking lots of water. Also, I’ve been eating oats for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I am feeling much better now.

    2. If any of your skin tears are on or at the outside, try gently cleansing with a mild soap or hibiclens, rinsing with clear water, then gently dab the area with witch hazel. There may be some stinging, but it is goes away quickly. If I am extremely tender, I dry the area with a hair dryer. And sometimes tuck a fold of toilet tissue in the area to keep skin rub from irritating. Hope this helps.

      BTW, I have had crohns since diagnosis in 1972. Lanacaine in a tube is the best I've found to use for itching and burning irritation.

      1. Drink more water, avoid anything grainy or with seeds (including sesame seed buns and strawberries), and definitely don't strain with your bowel movement! A glycerin suppository might help if your bulk in only in your rectal area, but consult with your doctor first.

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