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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Go to dr.: So they can exam you to see what is going on.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
See PCP: See your family doctor.

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
54 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Anal fissure: An anal fissure is caused by a tear in the mucosal layer of the rectum which does not heal. Use special efforts to avoid constipation in pregnancy, s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Anal fissures: Anal fissures are a tear, that scars and reopens with the passage of stool. They are often associated with hemorrhoids and difficult to heal. Local me ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Have it evaluated: I suppose if you were a contortionist and had a mirror you might figure this out by looking. However, spotting a fissure would not rule out having a h ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Many: Warm sitz baths help. Witch hazel soaked cotton balls plastered to the anal area helps. Otc meds like preparation h helps. Keeping the bowel soft h ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carolyn Messere
22 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Pain: Anal fissures tend to be very painful. Hemorrhoids are usually only painful if they are thrombosed. A thrombosed hemorrhoid usually presents with a la ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Gentle: Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Presant
41 years experience Phlebology
Analyze this: Anal fissure or hemorrhoids are common causes of rectal bleeding. Home treatment includes warm sitz baths, stool softeners, high fiber diet, hydration ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
See below: Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins that occur at the anal opening and can cause bleeding or discomfort. An anal fissure is a tear or crack in the lining o ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
By exam by doctor: Your doctor can differentiate by examination, anal fissure is very painful, usually located at tail bone side of anus single, little or no bleeding, ... Read More
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