How I Healed My Fissure: Natural Remedies for Fissures + A Holistic View

A few months ago, I shared how I healed a painful hemorrhoid with two natural remedies and it has quickly become one of my top preforming posts. I was so incredibly happy to finally have relief that worked. I spent hours on Google searching for cures that worked and reading different forums for people’s experiences. Once it healed, I had hoped to never experience a pain like that again.

Unfortunately, two months ago I had a different pain in the butt: a fissure.

Those who have had fissures know what I mean when I say it can seriously ruin the quality of your life. As I was laying on my stomach in agony, I scoured Google again to see if I could find any success stories using natural remedies instead of opting for surgery. And I looked for DAYS.

Quite honestly, they were few and far between. Most of the information I read talked about surgery, and cancer, and having the same fissure for 10 months to over 2 years!

2 years!

There was absolutely NO way I would go on for 2 years being terrified of going poop and being in agony as my children run circles around me. And I was never having surgery, not at the ripe ol’ age of 25 years old.

Of the 523 articles I read over a span of two weeks, I came across two gems: one that said coconut oil helped and the other that talked about an oil called H-fissures which is the same brand of oil I used to heal my hemorrhoid. Since I had such good results with the H-hemmorhoids oil, I decided to two-day ship the fissure oil and get to healing.

Through my healing process, I came to understand fissures very well. Below you’ll find natural remedies for fissures that actually worked (I’m healed!); as well as important information regarding how gut health can affect your ability to heal a fissure plus natural supplements to aid in softer stool.

Warning: This is a LONG post but absolutely worth the read if you’re ready to get to the bottom of your fissure (no pun intended).

What is a Fissure and Why Does it Hurt? Plus How to Get Immediate Relief

If you’re not familiar with what a fissure is, it is literally a small tear in the soft tissue wall of the anus. During a bowel movement you may feel a sharp sting and when you wipe there will be blood on the toilet paper and on your stool; followed by severe throbbing pain. SEVERE. Next, you’ll feel like an invisible person is lighting an ever-lasting match under your ass and they never go away. Combine those two things and you’ve got yourself one of the worst pains ever.

The throbbing (or spasming) basically means that there is not enough blood flow to the fissure. One way to promote blood flow is to IMMEDIATELY hop into a really hot bath and sit in there until the water turns cool. If you can manage to get the bath running before you actually go to the bathroom, do it. That way there is no lag time. I add about 1 cup of epsom salt to the bath, along with 1 tablespoon high quality virgin coconut oil.

When my fissure was in the worst phase, a hot bath with epsom salt and coconut oil really, really helped. It didn’t take away ALL the pain, but it did provide relief. Also, while I was in the bath I took more coconut oil and rubbed it in the area.

Natural Remedies for Fissures: Ingredients + Steps

Here is what I used to heal my fissure and the steps I took to do so.

  1. When I feel a bowel movement coming on, I pull out my Squatty Potty, and cover my finger with coconut oil. Then I apply the coconut oil to my anus and insert it gently to moisten the canal.
  2. When your bowel is starting, remember to RELAX. I know how hard it can be to relax when you’re anticipating the feeling of jagged glass coming out of your butt, however it’s super important. Tensing up puts a lot of pressure on your body and can make the pain worse.
  3. Sometimes in between bowels, I’ll stand up so I’m not putting extra pressure on the area. Typically I’ve done this when the fissure is really, really bad.
  4. Once I’m done, I gently dab with a moist wipe until the area is completely clean. Proper hygiene is really important because you don’t want that area to get an infection. Once it’s clean, I gently dab it with a dry piece of toilet paper. Since bacteria grows in moist environments, I made sure the area was completely dry before continuing to the last step.
  5. At this point, I wash and dry my hands thoroughly. The last thing I do is put two drops of H-fissures on my finger and apply it around my anus and inside.

Note: When I was still experiencing extreme pain from spasms, I sat in a tub with hot water (as hot as I could handle, up to 3 times a day), 1 cup epsom salt, and 1 TBL coconut oil until the water turned cool. Once I got out of the tub, then I dried the area and applied H-fissures.

Ultimately Fissures Need Soft Stool to Heal: Gut Health and Natural Supplements

Fissures don’t just happen randomly. Usually they are a result of being constipated, straining too much, passing a hard stool, or all three.

The problem that I personally had was the poop was not soft enough. If you take a look at this Bristol stool chart, you’ll see that the ideal poop is somewhere within the 3-4 range. I was having more of the 2 range in the very beginning of my bowel which caused the tear to open each time.

So, I began my mission of figuring out how to achieve the perfect poop.

Gut Health and Inflammation

Fissures can also happen as a result of gut inflammation, not enough good bacteria in the gut/colon, and/or food sensitivities. For me personally, I think it was a combination of all three.

My daughter was born in November of 2015. From the time she was born to the end of the year, I was on antibiotics twice; once for mastitis and the other for strep. We need good bacteria (probiotics) and food for the bacteria (prebiotics) to have a healthy digestion system, which ultimately leads to optimal bowels. Since antibiotics do a really good job of wiping out the beneficial flora in your digestion system, I had some healing to do in that area.

Luckily, around that time I also discovered I couldn’t consume dairy anymore because it was causing my newborn really painful gas pains. A food sensitivity can cause irritation in the gut and bowels and I suspect this is what may have contributed to the emergence of the fissure in the first place.

About three weeks after I cut dairy out completely (around the time they say a food is 100% out of your system), I started to see positive results with my bowel movements.

Important note: I also made sure to eat only whole food ingredients so it was easy for my gut to digest through this healing process.

Natural Supplements to Help With Softer Stool

Aside from my regimented bathroom routine, eliminating my food sensitivities, and drinking enough liquids, I also took supplements each day to aid in softer stools.

In the morning, I take a high quality probiotic and make my coffee alternative that is loaded with healthy fats and Vital Proteins collagen peptides. The unique amino acid glycine found in Vital Protein’s collagen peptides stimulates stomach acid production, which improves digestion. I also try and get more gelatin in my diet — either from Vital Protein’s grass-fed gelatin or bone broth — as gelatin is incredibly healing to the gut.

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At night I take 1/2 Tbl magnesium powder. This typically helps keep my stools soft. However when I was really in the need for softer stools, I took an another probiotic as well as a high-quality non-GMO vitamin C powder (about 1 tsp) in addition to the magnesium.

Note: If you’re just starting out on adding magnesium powder to your diet, you’ll want to start at a smaller dosage and work your way up; too much can cause diarrhea. Since diarrhea can irritate your bowels, it can cause a hemorrhoid or fissure flare up. Vitamin C can also liquify your stools so it’s important to start at a lower dosage and work your way up.

Psyllium Husk… Friend or Foe?

Conventional wisdom says to eat more fiber and drink more water, which I tried because I was desperate. I even bought Metamucil psyllium husk capsules to see if that would help. I think I had one or two days where I thought my stool was getting softer but then it plateaued and I was right back in the same position I was before: frustrated and in pain.

While psyllium husk may be helpful to some people, it’s important to determine your gut’s health before continuing on psyllium husk. Personally, it was only until after I stopped taking the psyllium husk (and continuing with everything I mentioned above) that my stool got softer.

Healing Through Natural Remedies Takes Time

Just like most natural healing journeys, it takes time and persistence to start seeing a difference. The H-Fissures oil is not an overnight miracle cure. The natural supplements were not an overnight miracle cure.  It was a slow, drawn out process. It took about 2-3 days before I started to feel a change. It began with the pain reducing but still bleeding. The next phase was hardly any pain and bleeding followed by no pain but bleeding; until finally there was no pain or bleeding.

In combination with the application of H-fissures oil, hot epsom salt baths, and natural supplements like Vital Proteins collage peptides, magnesium powder, vitamin C powder, and plenty of liquids, I have officially cured my fissure.

It has been four weeks since I’ve had any bleeding and six weeks since I’ve had any pain. I continued using the H-fissures for about two weeks after I felt completely healed up and continue to include collagen peptides every day in my coffee alternative.

This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins. Thank you for allowing me to support my favorite brands and share them with you! 

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    1. hi loriel, your a woman i can see and as woman i can say i did try the salt water and coconut oil remedy, but i started to get itchy thrush on my other lady part when i sat in the bath a few times. how did you sit in the bath loriel? i really dont want any itchiness on .y other lady part again. please reply soon.

      1. Hi I’ve had piles since I was 14 and now I am 50 I went to the doctor and they refused to refer me to the hospital as banding already failed and it was the worst pain ever I thought I was going to die I really want my butt fixed I’ve been in pain for so so long the piles are not swollen doctor say the piles have left skin tags but when I go to the toilet they go huge I’ve bought and tried everything I really need help

    2. Loriel did you have a large fissure, that’s what I have been suffering for 3 weeks. Seen 2 c olorectual surgeons, now on my second type of ointment. I’m beside myself I don’t know what else to do.

      1. Loriel,

        An old post, but I just came across this. I solved my fissure using Sea Buckthorn suppositories ordered from Amazon. Lots of good research on it’s benefits for vaginal and rectal healing. It only took about a week after suffering off and on for a few years.

      2. Thanks for all the info , you know the struggle of anyone Dealing with hemorrhoids and fissures . I’m going through it my self and my daughter is only 2 it’s driving me the crazy I can’t cope . Everything hurts , standing walking sitting is just awful. Plz if you can recommend a good probiotic that would be fantastic.

  1. Thanks for sharing! I’m glad to know there are natural remedies. I had major bowel issues in my 20’s and had pretty major colon surgery at age 26 🙁 I have also dealt with fissures. Not fun at all. I used a special ointment from my colon surgeon to help heal it. In the end the biggest help was very soft stools and keeping fiber to a bear minimum.

    1. Once I removed the extra fiber I was taking, I was amazed at how soft my stool became. It’s crazy that taking extra fiber is what is considered the “general” recommendation, especially when some people do best without it.

      1. Hi Lorie. So would you please share what kind of a diet you were on? Like what foods considered high fiber are best to avoid andvwhats best to eat?

    2. Mary,

      May I ask what type of cream. I’m using a compounded ointment, just started this Thursday, today’s Sunday. But I’m experiencing really bad spasms and the pain is unbearable. Saw 2 colorectal surgeons, its been 3 weeks suffering.

  2. Hi, Loreil. I love this posting. I am needing to heal a fissure myself. I also wanted to check on the Vital Protein coupon. I get the error message that it’s invalid. Thanks!

    1. Hi Zoe. I spoke with a representative from Vital Proteins and this is what they said back to me:

      To resolve, shoppers should clear their cookies or try a different browser. If they are unsure how to clear such, and a different browser is not an option, they can always proceed with an order by phone, or simply proceed online and then email us at with their Name & Order Number, along with the correlating Coupon Code (NATURALLYLORIEL20), and we will then gladly apply the relative 20% credit.

      Let me know if you need any further help! Good luck on healing your fissure. It IS possible. 🙂

  3. Glycerol Tri-Nitrate (Nitro-Glycerine) ointment. Works like a charm but does give a pressure headache about 5 minutes after application.

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your story and the remedies that helped you! I suspect I’m suffering with a fissure, given the terrible pain I’m in. I think some chronic digestive problems in my past helped set the stage. I’ve been using coconut oil, baby wipes and warm baths, but it’s been rough. I’m going to try the H-fissures oil and hope for the best! Thanks again — it’s encouraging to know I’m not the only one who’s gone through this! 🙂

    1. Hi kristen, yes so true. Im suffering from severe anal fissure pain. It hurts like a bastard. Ive never experienced such pain in all my life. It is so good to know Im not the only one in such pain. Its terrible. The pain is so intense

    2. I’m also suffering with a fissure, and a hemorrhoid at the same time as a result of chronic diarrhea. I’m not alone it seems. It’s a terrible pain and I worry it won’t go away, but I know it will if I take care and am patient. But hurts so much!

      1. Mary, did you find out what is causing your chronic diarrhea? I’m going through a work up for mine which has resulted in recurring fissures. I’m wishing you and everyone here the best and that they are cured!

      1. For me, it’s hard to say whether it did or not. I just kept doing everything I could think of, and it did eventually get better, but it took a while. Now I’m still taking magnesium supplements to try to prevent it from happening again. It seems like each time I’ve dealt with it (about three times total), it’s taken longer to heal.

  5. Hello Lorie,
    I am a teenage girl in my late 17s and i don’t have any idea that what have caused me the anal fissure problem. Previously it happened that i use to feel sharp cutting pain in my anus while bowl movements i ignored thinking that it can be just because of the hard stools that i am passing but later on when it continued for 3 days i realised it can be piles so i did a bit research on the net i was sure that it is piles but later when i did more research i came to know that it is not piles but anal fissure.. i am very shy and don’t have the gut to share it with my parents, i feel shameful that i am suffering from this problem at this age… i am having my final term exams of 12th grade after which i will be passing to get admission in the college i am very disturbed and feel like nothing i can do i have started eating fibre and avoiding fatty, spicy, dairy food also i poop once a day, i don’t have any idea why is this happening, my stool is like i feel it hard in the starting but then it is soft and easy to pass…. i have thought to cure at home by my self what i am doing is that i am taking fibre, like having a glass of orange juice in morning which i make by my self than i eat oats and keep my self hydrated with drinking at least 8 glass water daily also i take sitz bath after every bowl movement but i don’t have the salt about which you have wrote in your article can it be replaced with normal cooking purpose salt, i have normal coconut oil at home which i did apply but out side of my anus i did not know that it have to applied inside, now i will also i am not doing much activities…

    i wonder if i will get this anal fissure medicine here, cause i don’t in any of p the Western Countries like UK or USA..

    please tell me where am i wrong, or what else can i do to heal it it’s been 4 days since this problem has developed also i am very disturbed as i am not able to ear what i want and most importantly i am unable to study..

    please reply asap,


    1. Sakshi you should apply normal mustard oil back there.. in india we have isabgol husk consume it daily in night with milk before bed it will make your stool soft and if you can than apply aloe vera gel there would be better if you get raw out of a aloevera leaf….. Thats all you need to do.

    2. You do need some fat in your diet, healthy fats are preferable but none adds to dryness and woody stool. Fat aids with the slide, aka peristalsis. The fiber is for bulk and serves as a colon shampoo, and sweeps you out. Reduce carbs and processed grains as they will add to your burn. Remember to drink lots of water, and look into supplementing electrolytes (spill a packet into your water glass). You pharmacist will advise further on that. I find drinking hot water first thing in morning, or 10 mins after a meal is a great habit to help things running smoothly.

      1. Hey thanks for you kind suggestion, I really appreciate it. It’s been 2 years since that time and I feel really happy to say that my fissure got cured within 2 months. I was so glad. Though it came back twice but now it is been more than two years and I overcame it. Now I have no problem and I m perfectly fine.

        1. :))) I’m SO glad to hear that it was helpful! And especially glad that things turned out okay ‘in the end’. Live well and be happy :)))

        2. Hello sakshi ..
          I’m Priyanka from India …
          My 9 year old daughter is suffering from fissure ..
          Please give me your email or contact no , how you cured your ..
          Now I have developed a depression , after seeing my daughter in pain ..
          Please help ..please ..

  6. sorry for typing the name of your spelling wrong, i am extremely sorry.. avoid if any kind of poor mistakes are there in my comment..

    1. Hello sakshi …I’m Priyanka from India daughter is 9 years old , and bearing the tremendous pain of fissure ..
      What you did exactly , please tell me ..
      I m having depression now to see my daughter in pain ..

  7. Hi Loriel, Ihope this website is still being answered to. Ive had an ongoing anal fissure for 5 years now, since when I had my son through emeregncy c section. I stressed so much due to the pain which in turn gave me ibs and my mother telling me have less water as it heals the c section faster. Long stopry short, ive ttried the coconut oil in the bath but just sitting there doesnt help the cocnut oil get in your but to the anal fissure, you got to get your knees up to your chest. But then I noticed I was getting bad itchiness in hte other area, the v area, got soooo itchy in that area. It was really bad, how are you meant to take a coconut oil bath without it affecting the other area. Please help loriel. Also I have been using h-fissures oil and it is really good, but I think I need to use it longer to heal completely, Also what other foods are there best to eat and which to avoid to help my stool to be completely soft. Please and thank you.

  8. Hi Loriel, I hope this website is still being answered to. Ive had an ongoing anal fissure for 5 years now, since when I had my son through emergency c section. I stressed so much due to the pain which in turn gave me ibs and my mother telling me have less water as it heals the c section faster. Long story short, ive tried the coconut oil in the bath but just sitting there doesn’t help the coconut oil get in your but to the anal fissure, you got to get your knees up to your chest. But then I noticed I was getting bad itchiness in the other area, the v area, got soooo itchy in that area. It was really bad, how are you meant to take a coconut oil bath without it affecting the other area. Please help loriel. Also I have been using h-fissures oil and it is really good, but I think I need to use it longer to heal completely, Also what other foods are there best to eat and which to avoid to help my stool to be completely soft. Please and thank you.

  9. Hey Loriel!
    I’m really thankful for your (now quiet old, I know) post and I will be trying out your suggestions!
    One question I have is, if you had an anal tag related to one of mentioned diseases, did it go away aswell this way?
    Thanks again 🙂

  10. Hi, your post is wonderful and gives me some relief that there might be some remedies out there for me. When I was 26 I got a really bad anal fissure. I’ve been struggling with it for 5 years now as I’m 31 soon. I’m going to try the h hemorrhoid cream also the coconut oil. I honestly thought I was the only young woman going through this. I recently got married and my husband has seen a difference in my mood. I really try to not let it ruin my life so I always try to think positive. I’m also pregnant now and it a little nervous but positivity is so important. It’s hard being a young woman and living with this terrible pain. But ladies stay strong we can get through this! Loriel you are amazing and thank you SO MUCH for sharing this post.

  11. I really appreciate your story, because people use to write a imagined one, it is quite impressive. An original story affect a lot because it is directly connected with the person have suffered from. And give hope to get cured using the right home remedies.
    Great and appreciated.

  12. Thank you so much for this post. I suffered from multiple fissures 11 years ago after a bacterial infection that caused severe diarrhea, and had to take multiple antibiotics. It took about a year for me to completely heal them… I did everything from complete changing my diet (which led to a lot of weight loss), sitz baths, homeopathic medicines, naturopathic medicines, nitro ointment.. I prayed I’d never have to go through the agony again… I was pretty depressed and miserable that year. Alas, another fissure has popped up a few weeks ago, which I suspect might have had something to do with antiobiotics I had to take. So here I am re-researching how to heal and hoping it doesn’t become chronic. Your post gives me the hope I need right now and I will definitely be trying some of your tips! 🙂

  13. I had an anal fissure last year of summer. I went to see a GI specialist and I was diagnosed with an anal fissure. He prescribed me with nitroglycerin ointment and suggested to add Konsyl fiber to my diet. I did a few routines you’ve done. Here’s what I did for the healing process of my anal fissure. First I changed my diet. (I’m not a healthy eater) I ate a lot of fruits and vegetables. I started eating oatmeal for breakfast with fresh blueberries. I spent a lot of time researching on the internet which food in general can make the stool hard. I used petroleum jelly and rub it around my anus right before I feel the need of going to bowel. I don’t sit down on the toilet bowl when taking bowel movement instead I do the squat position. Then jumped in the shower to clean up use the shower head aiming my anus and use warm water to soothe the pain and rub a coconut oil generously on my anus. After that I apply the nitroglycerin. That was my routine for a week and I was free of pain and having the anal fissure.

    1. Thank you for writing your experience, Ana. I’m going through this right now and it’s been worrying me. I also use Konsyl (I’ve just started) and also just started having oatmeal. It’s good to know it’s working for you. I was at the point where I didn’t know what to eat, and I was afraid to eat. I’ve lost over 30 pounds going through this, I can’t afford to lose anymore. The doctor gave me nifedipine, which I’m sure must be the nitroglycerine cream I’ve read about. I’m going to try using the coconut oil as you have done. All the best to you!

      1. Mary,

        I’m also trying to heal a fissure and have breast cancer. My oncologist prescribed nifedipine, which is different from the ointment with nitro glycerine. I have found the nitro cream more effective than the nifedipine, although it drops my blood pressure which causes its own set of problems. Have you healed your fissure?

  14. Hi

    Thanks for this post. I have an anal fissure for a week now and an anal spasm that is causing a lot of pain. Do you recommend anything for the spasm?

  15. Thank you for sharing this. I have been dealing with this for almost three months and it really bad after two consecutive episodes of constipation. Now i believe to have a skin fG and the fissure seems to be on my hemmoraging. I am going to work on the salt baths and coconut oil but also most importanlty work on keeping those stools soft. It is really hard to try not to stress when you are having anxiett about eating and going bathroom. I know it will only make it worse, feel comforting to know im not alone and i feel it has really dictated my life.

  16. VSL #3 is a great probiotic. Ask the pharmacist for it. It is not a prescription but is keep behind the counter in the pharmacist’s refrigerator. I’ve gotten it at Costco, CVS and Walmart.

  17. Hi there, thank you for your post as it’s opened my eyes to a few more things I can do to help myself. I’ve been suffering from a very painful fissure for about 4 years now and despite being to see a doctor apart from prescribing a stool and drinking plenty of fluids that’s all the advice I was given. I am going to try the coconut oil and will be more determined to change my diet, I can’t say I eat lots of rubbish in fact fat from but do have a lot of dairy… so this you would recommend to cut out? Many thanks Roxanne

  18. Hi,
    I have history of 5 years fissure,saw 2 time opened with blood.Currently again in same issue due to use of some antibiotics but only thing is no blood and pain while passing Poo.But after 1 hours moderate pain starts and remains for hours,also surrounding area anus is irritated and itch.Is this same fissure? or any other problem

  19. Hi, It’s sad to say but I am relieved that I am not the only one, I have been dealing with this for a few months now feeling both ashamed and embarrassed for something I couldn’t control. I will be trying the Saw Buckthorn suppositories I will report back with the results. Thank you

  20. Hi all, I’m curious if anyone here is suffering from a *chronic* fissure (as diagnosed by a colorectal surgeon) and saw long lasting results from trying natural remedies like what Loriel suggests here. From what my doctor said, the only way to really cure a chronic fissure is surgery because of the scar tissue, etc, but I’m hesitant to get surgery since I’m only 25 as well.

    1. I’m not sure if mine is chronic or not. I’ve been dealing with it since the middle of January. My doctor said it was healing, but I’m not sure when it will be fully healed. I’ve been keeping my stool VERY soft/loose because that’s how I avoid pain. Have you tried this?

  21. I am so glad I found this post. Thank you so much. I have purchased the oil and am praying it helps. I do have one question. How did you know it was healed? Also, did you get a sentenial pile? I have had no pain with vowel movements for about 3 weeks but I fear that is only because my stool is VERY soft/loose. Thank you so much for your response!

  22. Hi, I’m also a 25 year old female suffering from what I feel is a chronic fissure for over a year now (15 months). Prescribed medication and natural remedies don’t seem to give any full relief(that 4-6 weeks healing time these websites suggest is a joke!) For those of you who have been suffering for long periods of time, has your pain and bleeding been daily throughout all of the months/years? Or does it last for a few days and then disappear for a period of time and come back? I can’t find any information about how often these symptoms occur online and don’t know what’s normal. I’m lucky to get at most a week of pain/bleeding free before it comes back and the cycle starts all over. (Also on that note, people with recurring hemorrhoids and fissures, how often is recurring? Few times a month? Once a month? Few times a year? )

    Like others have said, it’s comforting in an odd way knowing I’m not fighting this battle alone.

    1. Hi Ashley,

      I got a “chronic” fissure in 2015 following a horrible stomach flu and 10+ days of diahrea. I battled with it daily for almost 2 years, using mangesium citrate and increased fibre. Eventually it just went away, but would up every 3 months or so. Finally by 2017 it was completely gone, no issues, then I had a other horrible stomach flu February 2020 and it’s been back (same spot) ever since… What I have found helpful was going to see a pelvic floor therapist who has helped me learn to relax my pelvic floor, where increased tone and pressure makes healing fissures quite difficult due to reduced blood flow. Improving your diet, excellent hygiene, and regular physical activity has all helped with my pain and spasms. I am currently going about a week with no issues, then the fissure comes back if I have one hard or large movement. I’ve found pure aloe juice really helps with the burning and inflammation. As a note, my dad also suffered from fissures (extreme, as in blood in the toilet) and he indicated he fought with it for about 2 years also but had been clear for almost 20 years now. Fissures do go away naturally, and not everyone needs surgery so don’t get scared by your doctor. It just takes a lot of patience and a lot of stress reduction to make it happen!! Good luck

      1. Anna
        Thank you for the pelvic floor therapy information. I have been suffering with anal fissure for over 4 months while recovering from radical hysterectomy surgery. I have been seen GI doctor and taking medication, trying do natural remedies also whatever I can do but It hasn’t healed yet. Your post gave me hope and encouragement! Thank you so much!

  23. If this works, I will thank you forever… Do you have any idea if it is ok to use the fissure oil during pregnancy? For some reason I got the impression you were pregnant when you had your fissure. Thanks!

  24. Thank you so much for this post! I can’t tell you how much it helped me. I don’t know if you’re checking these blog comments anymore but I hope you see this and know that because of your tips and sharing your experiences I am no longer in pain. Thank you, thank you!

  25. Hi Loriel, thank you so much for all your info. I thought I was alone on this, but apparently not. I have been suffering for 1 year now off and on, now realizing it was my medication (since has been changed) that has caused hard stools thus fissures. This is the worse pain and problem that someone has to endure, I am finally letting out my frustrations to you, as I have been very quite about it. I am now battling my second wave, bought the H oil (waiting for delivery), using all natural soaps which really helps, use a squatty potty, soak in salts bath, use natural wipes or shower after BM, went vegetarian, 10 plus glasses of water, now a stool softener (restorelax). Oh my what else? I hope this heals soon, I can’t live like this, especially trying to raise my little girls without being extremely cranky and depressed during “COVID lockdown”. But thank you for listening and your advice, and I pray that my persistence will be successful and I can right back with good news. Any other advice would be great before my “bad thoughts” take hold of me.

    1. I feel your pain your very brave to go through this. Im also suffering from fissure for past two months its very deep and VERY painful, i even cry due to the excruciating pain. Thank you for the advise. I strongly believe that this is going to help. hopefully it goes away soon. Stay strong honey.

  26. So interesting…i thought I was the only one suffering from anal fissure started last year I wasn’t considerate about this year I was so bothered so I start with my research and I found out it was Anal fissure have not started using anything yet maybe will try the sit bath salt,coconut oil and I will get some H-fissure or nitroglycerin thanks so much loriel

  27. I think I got my fissure because I used psyllium husk in a recipe for gluten free bread and the psyllium was Way Too Bulking. I am vegan and gluten/soy/corn free. I eat an extremely healthy diet, mainly fruits and veggies and some gluten free grains, sparing on nuts and I’m careful to stay well hydrated. Because of all the fresh foods I am extremely regular, 2-3x a day always and always soft and easy to pass. Adding that psyllium was my downfall. I never have bowel movements like that, extremely large and hard to pass. I’m convinced it was the psyllium because that was the only difference in my diet. I cringe to see psyllium recommended as helpful for this when I’m sure that was my cause. I worked in a natural health food store for years and learned previously that psyllium is very harsh for the digestive tract. Rest of the info. in this article looks great and helpful, but steer clear of psyllium! Try magnesium citrate instead as a way to soften stools and promote bowel motility.

  28. Thank you all for the feedback, it is so comforting to hear the stories of other people.
    This living hell called anal fissures feels like such a lonely process!
    It is horrible to suffer from this underestimated condition.

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