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A 35-year-old male asked:

I have chronic anal fissure. been eating more fibers but now my stool is coming out large no its making my fissures worse. is it becuase im not drinking enough water? looked it up it said eat more fiber. use to have hard stool now soft snd large?

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Dr. Arnold Lentnek
Dr. Arnold Lentnekanswered
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
See Proctologist : Stool softeners and increased fiber in your diet will help but you probably will need additional measures (anal lubricant, topical steroids). You need to see a Proctologist to better assess.
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