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Anal Fissures: Best treatment is eliminating the cause which is usually trauma secondary to hard bowel movements. If so try increasing the fiber in your diet and if stools are still hard take an over the counter stool softner as directed. If you are still having problems see your physician who may recommend other therapies such as nitroglycerine or nifedepine ointment, Botox or in some cases surgery. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Skin cracking: Fissuring in outermost layer of tissue covering the body. ...Read more
Anal fissures: Most important is prevention by eating a high fiber diet that helps produce easy to evacuate stools. Good hygiene can help with comfort. Clean with baby wipes or by using water in a shower or douche. OTC meds that can help include hydrocortisone ointment (don't use the cream as it can sting) on the external area and shoved up the anal canal a bit. If not improving well in a few days, see your doc. ...Read more
Negative for Chrohn's. Had surgery for fissures but acquiring new ones. What other diseases could cause this?
I've had fissures for 7~ years and they come and go...Is there anyway other than surgery so they permanently go?
Trauma.: Anal fissures are usually the result of trauma to the inner mucosal lining of the anus. Most commonly this occurs when the anal canal stretches after a hard, dry bowel movement. Other causes of a fissure include diarrhea or inflammatory conditions of the anal area. Less commonly, an anal fissure may result from foreign body insertion or anal intercourse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First the cause: Before you look for resolution it is important to determine the cause. Recurrent vaginal fissures is not common. Finding the cause is key. An exam, testing and biopsy of the area is a good first start. There may be recurrent candidiasis, condyloma (hpv), vulvar cancer or precancerous changes, lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex chronicus and other causes. ...Read more
No: Anal fissures are common, but not normal; tears in the lining of the anus; often assoc with hard stool, and/or tight anal sphincter. If they are in the north/south locations of the anus can be seen in otherwise healthy people; other locations can be assoc with things like crohn's disease; crohn's fissures can be north/south too. See your doc, gi, or colorectal specialist; may (not) be a big thing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Homework?: Google is your friend. Now I am, too! For fissures of the skull, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fissure#Skull For foramina of the skull see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_foramina_of_the_human_body#Skull I expect a Christmas Card. ...Read more
See a Surgeon: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxatives. Witch hazel (tucks (witch hazel) pads) can help. Some relief in a day or two usually. It may take several weeks for the fissure to heal completely. Sometimes fissures heal without treatment. May require surgery. ...Read more
Fingertip eczema: Eczema on the fingertips is sometimes called fingertip eczema. If the eczema affects more of the hand than just the fingertips, it may be called hand eczema. Eczema on the fingertips may affect all the fingers or only some of the fingers. Fingertip eczema may affect the area of fingerprints or along or below the fingernail. It may be a form of contact dermatitis which is an allergic reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer