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A 22-year-old male asked:

I was told by doc that i have anal fissure but i don't bleed.. is that true and if yes how long will it heal up?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad Saab
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Anal fissure: Anal fissures sometimes cause only pain on passing a bowel movement. They respond to topical numbing medication and may take several weeks to get better.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Anal fissure: Anal fissures may or may not bleed. Usually they will heal in about two weeks provided you have sits bath, other medications as advised by your doctor.
Dr. Harold Peltan
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
If it doesn't heal, there is a small chance it may need surgery.
Aug 28, 2013

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