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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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No: No, they usually have a different appearance and behavior
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Herpes: It is possible that chronic anal fissures could have been confused with recurrent herpes outbreaks. They can look similar but pretty easy to figure ou ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes unlikely: Herpes can cause lesions similar to anal fissure, but the large majority of anal fissures are not herpes. However, if the fissure is new (within a few ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: constipation with hard and big sized stool and trauma to the anal area are the main reasons
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
36 years experience General Surgery
Yes: A chronic fissure will often develop a "sentinel tag" at the base of the fissure. If you have growths elsewhere it may be unrelated to the fissure.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Start with GP: Before jumping to treatment make sure you have the diagnosis confirmed with your GP. Fissures are not commonly cut and/or drained and they are typical ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Wouldn't think so: Anal fissures are common & usually reflect hard or bulky stools or stools that pass too fast. HPV is a site specific germ & if there is no ana ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: There are a lot of qualitative terms in your question. Anal fissures normall cause bleeding that you see on the toilet paper or toilet bowl. A sma ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Hemorrhoids are expected to get worse during a pregnancy, but no necessarily a fissure, although anything can happen, consider a consultation with a c ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Yes: Fissures can cause pain, swelling , inflammation and cause infection. I would see a doctor if your pain is severe. Good luck
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