A 38-year-old female asked:
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diagnosed with anal fissure. burning pain during and after bowel movement. can fissures cause some inflammation?

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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Yes: Fissures can cause pain, swelling , inflammation and cause infection. I would see a doctor if your pain is severe. Good luck
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes, commonly: there is an underlying low grade infection. Usually hygiene is all that is needed, because infection is controlled as soon as the fissure heals. Consult with colo-rectal surgeon if pain persists.
Answered on May 26, 2016
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