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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Vasak
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Trauma.: Anal fissures are usually the result of trauma to the inner mucosal lining of the anus. Most commonly this occurs when the anal canal stretches after ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Brewer
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Tearing anal lining: Many things can cause an anal fissure but in general it is caused by straining. The straining causes the anus to evert out and the lining tissue tear ... Read More
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Anal fissure: Anal fissure may also be classed as: Primary: no apparent cause. Secondary: due to an underlying condition. For example: Constipation - a hard stool ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Before treatment...: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & recta ... Read More
Dr. Farouk Tootla
51 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Local medications: Need to have soft stools. Use stool softness if constipated. May use either local anesthetic creams or nitro glycerine or Nifedipine creams.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Anal fissures are common, but not normal; tears in the lining of the anus; often assoc with hard stool, and/or tight anal sphincter. If they are in t ... Read More
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Fissures result from irregular bowel patterns and the ling of the anal canal tears over the internal sphincter. They are usually orient at 12 or 6 o'c ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
Anal fissures?: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Fiber/hot baths: The hot bath will help relieve the spasms that are often present with a fissure. Increase your fiber and water intake to keep the stool soft. If you ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Lord's procedure: It is a simple surgical procedure thajt can be very helpful.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
See a Surgeon: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxativ ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Not limited to baby: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts in the anus. They can bleed, hurt, & recur, particularly with defecation & any other activity that increases pelvic ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Anal Fissure: SSS: The three s's. 1. Keep the tear clean. This is done by soaking. Either use sits baths, wet wipes, but do not let this area get infected or irritated. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carolyn Messere
22 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
May need surgery: You should be seen by a colorectal surgeon. This could be a sign of something else. If itbis chronic fissure, myou may need a sphincterotomy, a surger ... Read More
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