A 18-year-old male asked:
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can fecal body odor be caused by an anal fissure? i figure i have one because of a yellowish discharge an the pain i had after a bm 1 month ago.

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Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Anal fissure: Fissure in the anal area are very painful, and the pain intensifies with bowel movements. Odor and drainage, while possible, are not the main concern. An exam of the area, usually under anesthesia (due to the pain issue) will be recommended by your doc. Your surgeon will usually be able to repair the fissure at the same time.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Usually not: Anal fissures can cause a keyhold deformity, however these usually occur with chronicity and long term wounds. I would not expect to see one if you have only had symptoms for a month. Consider seeing a doctor for further evaluation of both.
Answered on Feb 26, 2013

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