Near the end of 2008 I was diagnosed with having skin tags. I had the skin tags removed and shortly after, I developed a lot of discomfort when having a bowl movement. I went back to the dr. and was then diagnosed with having a anal fissure. The dr. gave me a prescription for nytroglecerin however I could not tolerate the severe migraines I was having from using the ointment. The dr. then gave me a prescription for Nifedipine and this worked until I was injured and put on having pain medications which caused constipation. I then developed the anal fissure again and the Nifedipine however it doesn't appear to be working as it has been just over a month of use and I am not seeing any results. When I saw my dr. last, I explained to him that I was worried about having the surgery due to the possibility of the loss of control of body fuctions. I have read many forums and have taken in a lot of information. I am at my nerves end and am looking for any other alternatives other than surgery. I want to know what are the long term ramifications of the surgery. I have changed some of diet as I am trying to eat more fiber, less spicy foods, less soda, and I am taking a stool softner. Can anyone please help or give any suggestions. Thanks
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