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Fissure (Definition)

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


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Can an anal fissure cause occasional dull ache felt at the base of the penis? No other symptoms for prostate issue etc.

Can an anal fissure cause occasional dull ache felt at the base of the penis? No other symptoms for prostate issue etc.

Should not: Fissure pain is very local, ie around the anus. It shouldn't give u pain around ur penis. See your doctor to have it checked out in person. ...Read more

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Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area i've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time i noticed skin growths ?

Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area i've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time i noticed skin growths ?

Yes: A chronic fissure will often develop a "sentinel tag" at the base of the fissure. If you have growths elsewhere it may be unrelated to the fissure. ...Read more

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Sore glans penis. Pain in shaft of penis. Pain in anus when ejaculating. Slight pain in rectum that comes & goes. Urinating frequently. 2 UTI in 6 mon?

Poss viral infection: These symptoms suggest infection. If your urine infection was actually cured, then worry about viral infection like herpes or atypical bacterial infection like mycoplasma or chlamydia. Check with your doctor. All of these are treatable. ...Read more

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I was checked out by my doctor and she said I have an anal fissure. My question is, do anal fissures bleed a lot? And do they cause blood clots?

I was checked out by my doctor and she said I have an anal fissure. My question is, do anal fissures bleed a lot? And do they cause blood clots?

Depends: There are a lot of qualitative terms in your question. Anal fissures normall cause bleeding that you see on the toilet paper or toilet bowl. A small drop of blood in a large bowl of water can seem like a lot of blood. Depends on how you are rating what a lot of blood is, when and where you are seeing it and other symptoms. Blood clots are not typical for a fissure, but possible. ...Read more

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I have had hemmroids and an anal fissure over a year now. they gave me some nifedipine lotion... is there hope ? do fissures worsen during pregnancy?

I have had hemmroids and an anal fissure over a year now. they gave me some nifedipine lotion... is there hope ? do  fissures worsen during pregnancy?

Maybe: Hemorrhoids are expected to get worse during a pregnancy, but no necessarily a fissure, although anything can happen, consider a consultation with a colorectal surgeon. That doesn't mean you will have an operation, and you will get all the treaent options. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with anal fissure. Burning pain during and after bowel movement. Can fissures cause some inflammation?

Yes, commonly: there is an underlying low grade infection. Usually hygiene is all that is needed, because infection is controlled as soon as the fissure heals. Consult with colo-rectal surgeon if pain persists. ...Read more

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I've got anal fissure. Now what?

Anal fissure: Can be painful. Avoid straining during bowel movements. Try witch hazel, sitz baths, nitropaste can work but can give you a headache and cause hypotension. Try fiber it softens the stool and can help. ...Read more

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How to make anal fissure feel better?

How to make anal fissure feel better?

Avoid Hard Stools: Keep your stools soft with fiber(metamucil). Drink plenty of water as well. Try tucks pads (witch hazel). May need medicated creams, may need surgery. See your doctor to know what you need to do. ...Read more

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Ultimate method to cure an anal fissure?

Avoid constipation: Constipation and forced bowel movements are the root cause behind formation of the fissure. It is a tear in the skin inside the rectum that occurs when it stretches too far while passing hard stool. ...Read more

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What can someone do for an anal fissure?

What can someone do for an anal fissure?

Need to see doctor: You need to see a specialist to make the correct diagnosis. If the diagnosis is correct then you may require medical treatment, for which your doctor will go over with you. If medical treatment does not work, then surgery will be indicated. ...Read more

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What are some ways to heal an anal fissure?

What are some ways to heal an anal fissure?

Bowel regiment : Add a bowel regiment to your daily routine. Use laxative, water, fiber, stool softner, to achieve two soft bowel movements daily. Softer and smaller caliber will help your fissure heal. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an anal fissure?

How do you know if you have an anal fissure?

Pain and bleeding: Rectal pain and bleeding is usually a fissure. Internal hemorrhoids usually bleed painlessly and external hemorrhoids usually hurt and don't bleed. If the fissure is chronic, present for more than a couple of months, the pain and bleeding may resolve but that does not mean the fissure is gone. Have an expert examine to confirm actual healing of the fissure once symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure an anal fissure?

What is the best way to cure an anal fissure?

Stool softeners: Anal fissures are common and are associated with constipation, they cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements.They usually resolve in their own taking stool softeners and a hugh fiber diet with plenty of fluids and warm bathes or soaks usually help if this doesn't help see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Anal fissure?

What is the definition or description of: Anal fissure?

Anal fissure: Anal fissure = a tear in the mucosa of the anal canal (bottom part of rectum). ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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Anal Fissure (Definition)

A condition where there is a tear in the tissue lining the anus or lower rectum which ...Read more