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A 19-year-old male asked:

Should i see a general surgeon for a fissure fistula or see a proctologist. colorectal surgeon?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Anal Fissure Fistula: The colo-rectal surgeon is the best place to start for this problem.
Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 37 years experience
General surgeon OK: A general surgeon would be able to handle this problem unless there is a complicated history. A fistula is usually the chronic form of an abscess and may require surgery.

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A 19-year-old male asked:

I'd it better to see a proctologist or a colorectal surgeon for a fissure fistula?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Yes: Both should be experts in managing this issue. Ask your primary who has the expertise locally in the area. A gastroenterologist can also refer you to the proper doc. You may require testing by a gastroenterologist to see if there is an underlying cause of the problems. Good luck.
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Inter hemispheric fissure of the brain ? I suppose this is a better picture to use than the alternative.
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