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what are the causes of fissures

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Multiple issues: proctitis, cryptitis,, hemorroiditis, anal infections. rectal manipulation/penetration. I suggest anoscopy and colonoscopy. Sitz baths ( 2 lbs Epsom s ... 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
32 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fissure: Some type of mechanical stretch/pressure injury
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Risk increases: With chronic fissures, you would be more at risk to develop a possible fistula than a person without chronic fissures. Get the fissure treated and co ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Hoffman
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Virginal/ruff contac: Skin will comfortably callous over time; too quick will cause additive tears. Cocoanut oil several times a day +slow down. If this fails after 5 to 8 ... Read More
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Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Can be very severe: Hi, Sorry to hear you are feeling so poorly. They can be extremely severe. I've had many patients before that told me it's like sitting on a firecrack ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yonatan Mahller
11 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: No.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Fissured tongue: This is usually a variation of normal and requires no treatment other than extra care to keep it clean with a tongue scraper or a tooth brush used on ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Not really: constipation with hard and big sized stool and trauma to the anal area are the main reasons

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