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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: constipation with hard and big sized stool and trauma to the anal area are the main reasons

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Conway
35 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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Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: A reactionary skin growth can form right at the base of the fissure. This is benign but can cause problems with hygiene.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 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
14 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
30 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
18 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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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
High fiber & fluids: The goal is to avoid straining. This is only one option, but its inexpensive and easy. Just be careful to drink enough fluids, otherwise the fiber can ... Read More
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A 14-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Tear of anus.: An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining (mucosa) of the anus. Typical symptoms associated with anal fissures are pain and bleeding. Fissures are ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
Tear of anus.: An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining (mucosa) of the anus. Typical symptoms associated with anal fissures are pain and bleeding. Fissures are ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Torn tissue: This is a deep scratch or tissue tear in the inner lining of the anus. It tends to occur when large/lumpy or bulky stools exit the rectum under some ... Read More

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