Hi everyone, Has anyone ever had difficulties with anal fissures and hemorrhoids? I have a history of TMS symptoms and chronic pelvic pain, which I have made tremendous success with over the past year, but for the past 2 months I have been having a lot of pain with bowel movements and anal discomfort. Bleeding with bowel movements prompted me to visit the gastroenterologist, who diagnosed it as an anal fissure and prescribed a medicine to relax the anal muscles and promote healing. He did not seem too concerned about this being anything serious, slightly relaxing my fears and catastrophic thinking. He I am struggling with this being a physical thing (which it is, indicated by the blood) and a mental thing (likely caused by tight muscles and tension). Has anyone struggled with a condition such as this that has a mental and physical component and has any advice? Also, does anyone have any advice on refraining from doubting doctors opinions? I keep thinking about how he didn't take that close of a look at the area and think about what if it could be something else that he missed etc.