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can anal fissure cause narrow stool

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Any: Anal closure is accomplished by a set of muscles that gradually relax to allow the passage of stool. While types 1-3, the harder lumpier stools may b ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mujjahid Abbas
19 years experience Bariatrics
Fissure is painful: Anal fissure is very painful mostly and internal hemorrhoids are painless on the contrary, a thorough evaluation by a physician preferably a colorecta ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
33 years experience Family Medicine
Not related: An anal fissure is a localized tear, but stool changes are influenced by diet and function of the digestive system. Consistently very dark or very lig ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
May be...: Without further info on detailed history + direct inspection/palpation, it is hard to tell for sure if you have anal fissure with pain at defecation a ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
26 years experience General Surgery
No: Anal fissures are almost always caused by constipation or anal distension (such as with anal intercourse or anal manipulation). Fissures can also be a ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: An anal fistula is an abnormal, infected channel (tract) with an internal opening in the anal canal and an external opening in the skin near the anus ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Constipation: Hemorrhoids and constipation go together. However thinner stools may represent something else, like a mass in the lower colon/rectum. Okay to get chec ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Usually not: Hemorrhoids are distended/swollen veins of the rectal area. They typically are a result of constipation or sitting or straining too long or much. So ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
18 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not necessarily: Mucous discharge can be from internal hemorrhoids, inflammation of the rectum, fistulas, abscess, and fissures. Fecal impaction from severe constipati ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
ABSOLUTELY: NOT! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: From edema (swelling) at the anal opening and thus deformation of the stool as you pass it (like toothpaste out of a tube).
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sylvia Romm
11 years experience Pediatrics
It usually doesn't : In general, anal fissures do not cause constipation, unless you are intentionally stopping yourself from having a bowel movement because you're aware ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: not a known side effect of the drug
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in General Surgery
Vaginal fissure : Are not related to anal fissure. Anal caused by the sphincter too right and tearing when you have bm. Sphincterotomy can be effective, but would recco ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Constipation and straining with bowel movements can lead to hemorrhoids and anal fissure over time. Bumps is a vague term, so getting in touch with yo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
50 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Hemorrhoids are swollen tissue at the opening of the anus so i think you can see how the two might be related. Tissue injury --> swelling and pain.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hemorrhoids: Narrow stool can sometimes be related to bowel obstructions (i.e., enlarged prostate, cancer, rectal polyps etc). Am not familiar w hemorrhoids causi ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Rectal bleed: Blood from rectum can come from anal fissure, rectal or sigmoid polyp, colitis, diverticular bleed, cancer, infection (rare), trauma (rare)
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
No: Hemorrhoids do not change the shape of stool. If this is a constant change, you need a flexible sigmoidoscopy to see if there is a reason for this.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
26 years experience General Surgery
Other way round : Hemorroids don't usually cause constipation but constipation is a common cause of hemorrhoids. Constipation causes us to stay on the toilet longer and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience General Surgery
They are associated.: I assume the contractions you are inquiring about are intestinal or colon cramps. Constipation is usually a functional problem caused by a lack of die ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Anal spasm: Anal or levator muscle spasm itself doesn't cause stool leakage, but associated anal fissure, lax sphincter tone or mild inflammation of the rectum(pr ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Should not; see doc: Ibs is a functional disorder--means the organs (stomach/intestine) are not sick..They just don't work properly and so they cause your misery--bloating ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
No, but: it can cause rectal bleeding, which can confound or delay diagnosis of colo-rectal cancer.

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