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Dearborn, MI
A 35-year-old male asked:

Chronic anal fissure stool is soft now drinking lots of water. went to gi doctor said we can do botox? was reading botox is temporary. does that make it not bleed? what cani do to stop the bleeding? been doing sits baths. i can feel the anal fissure?

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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 39 years experience
Botox relaxes the anal sphincter to reduce tension on the fissure and allow it to heal without repeatedly being broken open. This should allow the fissure to heal to the point where it won't bleed but will take time.
Dr. Mark Behar
Dr. Mark Behar commented
Specializes in Family Medicine
Topical meds such as prescriptive compounded nifedipine or nitroglycerine, lidocaine, and hydrocortisone daily after sitz baths sometimes helps!
Mar 17, 2021

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