Hi there. I am hoping some of the experts here can share some knowledge on a very embarrasing subject. I really don't know where to go but hopefully some of you can shed some light.
I am a gay who enjoys anal sex and for the past two years, I have been suffering from chronic "Anal Fissure". Anal Fissure is basically a "tear" inside the anus and usually on the sphincter or around that at North or South point. I don't know exactly how I "tear" myself as I don't do anal sex often. It could be a combination of sex, dehydration (used to drink too much coffee), hard stool and some kind of intestine disease that I don't know about.
I have been to two doctors and they prescribed me some ointment. I have somewhat successfully healed the tear in 2.5 months this year from June to August. I joined a very good Anal Fissure forum and was on a very strict Diet and Routine (stool softener, water, sitz bath, fish oil, etc). I was so happy!
However, in mid August, I somehow caused another tear. This time is different. It's not severe to the point that I was "bleeding". I haven't bled after bowel movement for months but I can feel the skin inside the anus is irritated. It feels "raw" and tender. It lingers on for a full month until it got a bit better. I was worried. I thought maybe it was some kind of disease or something.
I got STD test and came back negatives. And the fact that it got better means that my regular Routine has helped but very very slowly.
The ointment I am using is called nitroglycerin 0.2%. Its main effect is just to relax the internal sphincter to hopefully promote blood flow to that area. I read the name for the pressure point around anus is called "Dark Eye" or something? Dark means that that area gets the least amount of Blood Flow?
I know I can heal this but I need more ways. I am already on ointment (but can't be on it too long). I am already trying to do some exercise to promote blood flow and I am also soaking my butt in warm water.
The reason I am posting here is that I want to know if there are certain pressure points in my body that can trigger blood flow to the anus area. I know this is a weird question but I've always believe Chinese Acupuncture is very good at treating long-term illness or symptom. I really don't want to do surgery to cut the internal sphincter a bit loose. I know my sphincter is tighter than most. As I age, the skin tone in that area gets weaker and when sphincter is very tight, blood circulation in that area is very poor.
This is NOT a joke thread. There are many people like us who suffer from chronic Anal Fissure or a combination of Anal Fissure and Hemorrhoids. It is an awful thing to suffer from but we are afraid to talk about.