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what are fissures of the colon

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Anal Fissures: Anal fissures do not cause cancer, but a complication can develop known as a fistula. A cool-rectal surgeon should examine you and see if this is the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
48 years experience Pediatrics
Colonoscopy : It is important to find the cause of your rectal bleeding even if you have anal fissures by doing the colonoscopy. Good luck.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
34 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Tear vs tunnel!: Anal fissure is a very painful tear of the sensitive anal lining, while a fistula is an infected tunnel that connects inside with outside. Often a fi ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sawyer
36 years experience General Surgery
Anal fissure: Anal fissures are essentially cracks in the lining of the anal canal that develop due to trauma, most commonly passage of dry hard stool. It is defini ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
40 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Not really: Surgery is the only possible successful treatment for a colon vaginal fistula.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Get treatment: Whether it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure, you should get it treated. Without family history of early age colon cancer, you do not need to worry about ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
33 years experience General Surgery
Colon cancer: Given your age and symptoms your doctor is probably correct. If you are not bleeding and not having symptoms i would not refer you for colonoscopy to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
25 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: It can be if its located in the rectal vault. Anoscopy can visualize somewhat higher up and can detect fissues as well.
A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Pretty good: Most likely had low anterior resection of colon that is the attachment (anastomosis ) is just above the anal canal , by dilating the narrow area ... Read More
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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
29 years experience General Surgery
No it shouldn't : anal fissure will usually give you pain in the anal area and mostly after bowel movement. Colon perforation is a life threatening emergency presenting ... Read More

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