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A 45-year-old female asked:

My husband has had hemorrhoids in the past and now appears to have a fissure. should he see a colorectal surgeon or his primary?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kim Kuhar
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Primary: He may not need surgery so he should see his primary.
Dr. Robert Cloud
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Colorectal surgeon: Anal fissure disease and hemorrhoids are the specialty of the colin and rectal surgeon. They have many tools to deal with these problems based on the findings. There is a directory of colon and rectal specialists on my website at www.Colonandrectalsurgery.Com.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Colorectal surgeon: Colorectal surgeons are the experts in anorectal disease. Fissures an be treated both medically or surgically.
Dr. Mark Pack
General Surgery 31 years experience
See Primary: Hemorrhoids and fissures are usually treated initially with conservative therapy - high fiber diet, lots of water intake daily, daily activity (walking). Other medications can be tried such as mineral oil, stool softeners, witch hazel... All of these things can be done by your primary doctor. When /If these fail...then you will need to see a surgeon, Most of the time, these things work well.

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