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can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area i've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time i noticed skin growths ?

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Dr. Daniel Conway
36 years experience General Surgery
Yes: A chronic fissure will often develop a "sentinel tag" at the base of the fissure. If you have growths elsewhere it may be unrelated to the fissure.
Answered on May 29, 2020
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: A reactionary skin growth can form right at the base of the fissure. This is benign but can cause problems with hygiene.
Answered on Feb 27, 2013

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