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#1 of 4 Old 08-23-2012, 08:40 AM - Thread Starter
 
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we found a pretty big rectal fissure in my 2 week olds anus on the inside.  my question is how do i help it heal?  moisturize? 

 

also, does anyone know what would cause this in such a young baby?  he is definitely not constipated as he has very watery stools (hes only breastfed) and he has a bowel movement after every feeding.  

 

im trying to connect all the dots here, it just doesnt make any sense from what ive read about other cause of fissure such as constipation.  

 

our midwife did say that his sphincter was very very tight.  perhaps that is the cause?  i cant remember what she said as im lacking some sleep;)

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How big is pretty big? Can you describe how you found it?

 

My understanding is that unless something is happening to reopen the wound, it will heal on its own within a few days. Just keep it clean like with normal diaper-changing. 

 

Constipation is the usual cause, but you're nursing him.  Maybe his bottom is being wiped clean too vigorously?

 

http://www.amoils.com/treatment/anal-fissures/anal-fissures-in-children.html

 

If he was my child I'd take him to a pediatrician.  


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well, im not sure how to describe it, but the midwives opened the cheeks a bit and saw it, showed it to me, but i have nothing to compare it to.  we went to the doc today as well and though hes not constipated, his stools are very watery, he is straining whenever he goes which is all the time.  so it might be difficult for it to heal on its own.  we're suspecting food sensitivities in my milk:(

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I am sorry, that stinks! Hope he feels better soon.

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