A 33-year-old male asked:
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recently i found out i had an anal fissure(i do have ibs-c)(and have had issues with hemorrhoids-int/ext).was given lidocaine2% and suppositories. ok?

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Dr. Andrew Hoffman
35 years experience General Surgery
Sounds reasonable: You may also benefit from use of sitz baths - hot water, sit in it... This will relax the spasm and reduce pain.
Answered on Nov 1, 2014
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
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A stool softener, hydration, will help along with the one you got.
Oct 26, 2014

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Pain or bleeding : so you are cleared from fissure and hemorrhoid but you still have pain assuming in the anal area so yes IBS COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PAIN
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