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Anal Fissure And Penis Pain
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
Does hermorhoid or anal fissure affect on the penis for example extract it in while flacid or loss of sensation due to swallowen tissue inside anus?
See the urologist: See the urologist for evaluation of your problem. ...Read more
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
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
Penis pain, slight burning when ejaculating/urinating, lower back, upper thigh pain. Heaviness in anus. 21, active. Prostate cancer? Worried!!
Not likely: Get an evaluation by your doctor who will do some tests such as urinalysis and check your stool for parasites. Good luck ...Read more
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?
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
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?
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
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
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
Anal pain: Anal pain during and after defecation, it is the same as in female. ...Read more
Anal fissure: Anal fissure = a tear in the mucosa of the anal canal (bottom part of rectum). ...Read more
Yes: Clearly it is possible. Your question is probably, is it wise. Those seeds should have no bearing on stool quality by the time it reaches the rectum/anus. Of course keeping the stool soft is of utmost importance, and fruit such as berries may actually be helpful. ...Read more
Before treatment...: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as a painful swelling. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. But if fissure is confirmed, topical Nitroglycerin is traditionally used, although other agents can be compounded. ...Read more
With a mirror?: Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem as described. ...Read more
Maybe, but...: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more
Fissure: No as it would impair healingGet a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Exercise would be fine with an anal fissure. Activities that cause friction in the anal area, like bike riding, may not be recommended while the area is trying to heal. ...Read more
Soften stool, baths: Eliminating constipation and softening stools are usually the primary targets when treating anal fissures. Such goals can be accomplished by taking daily fiber supplements and/or using laxatives. Sitz baths, during which the rectal area is immersed in warm water for 10-15 minutes, are also therapeutic and should be done 2-3 times per day. Sitz baths are available in most drugstores. ...Read more
Pain: Anal fissures tend to be very painful. Hemorrhoids are usually only painful if they are thrombosed. A thrombosed hemorrhoid usually presents with a large, tender bump on the anal area. Fissure usually presents with pain with bowel movements and bright red blood. People often describe a sensation like razor blades or knives when they pass stool. ...Read more
Yes: Taking Aspirin affects platelet function which is part of the process involved in clotting of blood. Any open wound such as a fissure that bleeds on its own can be affected with increased or prolonged bleeing if taking aspirin. The fissure needs to heal, be operated on or cease the Aspirin until after healed. Check with your doctor before stopping any meds. ...Read more
Anal Fissure: SSS:
The three s's.
1. Keep the tear clean. This is done by soaking. Either use sits baths, wet wipes, but do not let this area get infected or irritated.
2. Soften the stool. You do not want to bear down with a hard stool to extend the tear.
And 3. Steroids. Some creams or suppositories will deliver a medicine to help the tissue heal.
Preparation h is witch hazel an anti-itch herb. ...Read more