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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
30 years experience General Surgery
Avoid Constipation: 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

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
32 years experience General Surgery
Anal fissure: Anal fissures will often heal in and become asymptomatic. The problem with them is that they tend to recur. Particularly if you get constipated or hav ... Read More
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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 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
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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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 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
PAIN AND BLEEDING: Pain and bleeding with bowel movements can be a sign of anal fissure, which is a raw tear in the anal lining. Quite painful, with a spasm type pain. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Diet: High fiber, high fluid diet. Hot sitz bath. See colorectal surgeon if persists.

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