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how long does it take for a renal fissure to heal?

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Dr. Russell Juno
General Surgery 22 years experience
Anal fissure: weeks.: An anal fissure is a tear at the anal sphincter. Like any cut or tear in the skin this can take a few day to a few weeks. If it doesn't heal or recurs seek medical attention.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Fissure care?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Gastroenterology 22 years experience
Fiber and other: Fiber diet and fiber supplements, lots of fluids (64 oz or more), stool softeners, sitz baths, topical creams (painkillers, steroids, anti-spam) and, if that doesn't work, injection of Botox or surgery. See a specialist.
A member asked:

What is bilateral choroidal fissure cycsts?

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Dr. Barbara Toppin
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: If you mean choroid plexus cysts? The choroid plexus is an area both sides of the fetal brain . During fetal development some fetuses will have cysts seen in that area of the brain. These cyst most ofter just disappear.Bilateral means both sides . They are usaually evaluated by perinatologists to make sure there are no associated chromosomal problems.
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: fissure?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Fissures are: Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure as an anal fissure.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is a fissure?

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Dr. Muhammad Khan
General Practice 23 years experience
Groove: In the medical sciences, fissure is a elongated grrove which separates the body tissues. Some body parts also contain fissures which means the cleft separating a body part. For example anal fissure which is a disease and caused by tear in the anal region due to injury or disease.
New York, NY
A 53-year-old female asked:

What is an annular fissure? Is having an annular fissure centrally at l4/l5 something serious?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Maybe/or not: I guess we are talking about a lumbar disc, and depending on your level of pain/ incapacity will guide your treatment options.If you are feeling O.K. The MRI findings are not that important.

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