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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Williams
14 years experience in Dermatology
Anal Fissures: Best treatment is eliminating the cause which is usually trauma secondary to hard bowel movements. If so try increasing the fiber in your diet and if ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Vasak
28 years experience in 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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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Various causes: Fissures can be caused by infections like yeast and herpes. Chronic vulvar disorders like lichen sclerosis and lichen simplex chronicus are other caus ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Homework?: Google is your friend. Now I am, too! For fissures of the skull, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fissure#Skull For foramina of the skull see https ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Skin cracking: Fissuring in outermost layer of tissue covering the body.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in 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
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fissure: Some type of mechanical stretch/pressure injury
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
See doc: You need to see a doctor for an examination. You may be instructed to adjust your diet a little to prevent straining and hard stool.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Anal fissures: Most important is prevention by eating a high fiber diet that helps produce easy to evacuate stools. Good hygiene can help with comfort. Clean with ba ... Read More
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