Digestion, Anal Fissure
Answered by: Christine Dennis
Question from: Anna
Posted on: December 01, 2009

I was hoping you could maybe tell me which herbs would be best to aid in digestion. I had a baby 5 months ago by c-section, and I still have a rather large stomach area. It is protruding above my navel area making me look as if I am still pregnant. Also, about a month after my delivery I developed an anal fissure that is very painful. I believe this was due to my digestion problems. I am trying to avoid surgery if at all possible. I would greatly appreciate any advice you could give on resolving my problems.

Abdominal distention can be due to several issues - bladder distention, liver issues, digestive system irritably and inflammation, etc. as well as relaxed abdominal muscles and post pregnancy weight. The anal fissure, developing a month after the labour, suggests that it is likely to be caused from digestive system irritation.

Since I do not have enough inflammation regarding your specific health problem, please see the following links for more ideas and help: http://www.richters.com/qa-search.cgi?search=digestion http://www.richters.com/qa-search.cgi?search=irritable%20bowel

Regarding help for anal fissures, please see: http://www.richters.com/show.cgi?page=./QandA/Medicinal/20010730-1.html

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