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How is an anal fissure generally treated?

How is an anal fissure generally treated?

Successfully: A new or 'acute' fissure will often respond to simple measures such as softening of the stools (increased water & fiber intake, a mild laxative) and a topical anesthetic. However, a more chronic fissure may be treated with a topical medication to relax the sphincter spasm and allow healing. This works less than 2/3 of the time. When it fails, a small outpatient operation is usually successful. ...Read more

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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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My child is suffering from anal fissure from last 2 months. she is 4 yrs old. tell some homeopathy medicine or how to get this treated?

My child is suffering from anal fissure from last 2 months. she is 4 yrs old. tell some homeopathy medicine or how to get this treated?

Anal fissure: Vasoline/Aquaphor can be helpful, but the bigger picture is to why we are getting the fissures, and the most common reason is constipation. Try treating the constipation and hopefully the fissures won't persistently happen. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w an anal fissure. No bleeding, & prolapsed hemorrhoid. Being treated now w nifedipine. Thinking its the prolapse. Burning so bad?

I was diagnosed w an anal fissure. No bleeding, & prolapsed hemorrhoid. Being treated  now w  nifedipine. Thinking its the prolapse. Burning so bad?

Fissures hurt.: Anal fissures hurt really bad. They burn and take time to heal. Use the Nifedipine as directed by your doctor. They use it to relax the sphincter which when too tight causes skin breakdown. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an anal fissure?

Tear: An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the intestine in the area of your anal opening. This can result in pain while having a bowel movement and some bleeding too. ...Read more

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Anal fissure diet?

Anal fissure diet?

Easy BM diet: Fissure is a tear in the lining of your anal canal. You need to minimize mechanical stress/ trauma of defecation to heal. Any food known to give you constipation or loose bm should be avoided. Many find adjusting the amt of fiber supplement helpful in achieving the bm consistency that don't hurt as much. Sitz bath and otc meds can promote healing too. If nothing helps, see your doc. ...Read more

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I have an anal fissure its getting worst cause I always scratch it.Is there anything beside topic drugs to treat or remove it?

Yes: One option is surgery. The other option to consider before surgery is Botox injection in the anus. This is done in the office and in many cases helps the anal fissure to heal. This procedure is done by colorectal surgeons. It is better to see a colorectal surgeon to make sure that this is really anal fissure and no other problem. ...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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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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What's an anal fissure?

What's an anal fissure?

Torn and scarred: An anal fissure occurs with torn anal/rectal tissue usually with passing large caliber and hard stool. The tear scars as it heals. The scar is less able to stretch and can tear again. Add a bowel regiment: laxatives, fiber, stool softener, more liquids, probiotics to achieve two soft bowel movements daily. Softer, smaller caliber stools will help your fissure heal. Surgery if persistent. ...Read more

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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)

Anal fissure is a condition where there is a tear in the tissue lining the anus or lower rectum. This ...Read more