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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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How to tell if it's an anal fissure or hemorrhoids?

How to tell if it's an anal fissure or hemorrhoids?

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

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Can you give me suggestions for anal fissure or hemorrhoids?

Can you give me suggestions for anal fissure or hemorrhoids?

Gentle: Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Want to keep stool soft. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. ...Read more

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What to do if I have anal fissure or hemorrhoids or something worse..?

What to do if I have anal fissure or hemorrhoids or something worse..?

Analyze this: Anal fissure or hemorrhoids are common causes of rectal bleeding. Home treatment includes warm sitz baths, stool softeners, high fiber diet, hydration. Be advised that colon cancer or vascular lesions can also cause bleeding. So a gastroenterologist can help you and perform endoscopy to visualize serious problems. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between hemorrhoids and an anal fissure?

I want to know what is the difference between hemorrhoids and an anal fissure?

See below: Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins that occur at the anal opening and can cause bleeding or discomfort. An anal fissure is a tear or crack in the lining of the skin at the anal opening. A fissure is generally quite painful & can bleed a little. See a doctor for an exam to tell the difference. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hemorrhoids or an anal fissure? Will they heal on their own?

How do I know if I have hemorrhoids or an anal fissure?  Will they heal on their own?

By exam by doctor: Your doctor can differentiate by examination, anal fissure is very painful, usually located at tail bone side of anus single, little or no bleeding, most of the time will heal but may take time, hemorrhoids first painless bleeding reduces it self , later will get thrombosed with severe pain, please see you doctor to make sure it is not something else. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a hemorrhoid, or anal fissure?

How do I know if I have a hemorrhoid, or anal fissure?

Have it evaluated: I suppose if you were a contortionist and had a mirror you might figure this out by looking. However, spotting a fissure would not rule out having a hemorrhoid internally that could be your main problem.Having you doc or a GI doc do a formal anoscopy (look at and up your anus) would sort this out. If you just have minor itching down there, local application of emollients like coco butter can help. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to relieve pain for a hemorrhoid or anal fissure?

Whats the best way to relieve pain for a hemorrhoid or anal fissure?

See your doctor: These are different problems and treatment may also differ. Pain is common with fissure: increase water and fiber intake, use stool softener and sitz baths. Topical nitroglycerine or Diltiazem ointment helps heal fissure. Hemorrhoids don't cause pain unless thrombosed- a firm swelling on the outside of the anus. Fiber, fluids, sitz baths help. Most resolve on their own. ...Read more

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What is the distinction between anal fissure/fistula and hemorrhoid?

What is the distinction between anal fissure/fistula and hemorrhoid?

All different: An anal fissure is a small tear in the mucosa that lines the anus. An anal fistula is tract between the anal canal and the skin. A hemorrhoid is a 'varicose (dilated) vein" of the anal canal. ...Read more

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What is the difference between anal fissure/ fistula and a hemorrhoid?

What is the difference between anal fissure/ fistula and a hemorrhoid?

Different problems: An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anal canal causing pain and bleeding. An anal fistula is a tunnel from inside the anal canal out to the perianal skin. It may cause drainage, pain and swelling. There are internal hemorrhoids which may prolapse and cause bleeding, discomfort and itching, and external hemorrhoids which may cause pain or difficulty with cleaning. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an anal fissure/fistula and hemorrhoid?

Very different: Hemorrhoids are veins that dilate in the rectum, can be internal or external. Fissure is a crack on the skin of the anal canal, cause severe pain when having a bowel movement. Fistula is a connection between the inside of the rectum and the skin surrounding the anus. Usually start as an abscess around the anal canal, very painful too ...Read more

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Is it ok to join a swimming class if I have hemorrhoid / an anal fissure?

Go for it!: Swimming will not harm you, nor will it harm anybody in the pool with you. Swimming is great exercise and will do you well. Focus on drinking more water and eating natural fiber to help treat the fissure/hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between anal fissure/ fistula and hemorrhoid?

Please help! what is the difference between anal fissure/ fistula and hemorrhoid?

Different: Hemorroid--engorged blood hemorrhoidal blood vessel

fistula--connection between anal skin and inside your anus or rectum

fissure--skin tear. ...Read more

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Do you really need to treat internal hemorrhoid with canasa if you don't have bleeding or symptoms. Just small anal fissure.?

Anal fissure: Your anal fissure will need to be treated. The internal hemorrhoids are not bleeding so you can observe them. Life style is your choice. Most patients feel better after treatment. Talk to your surgeon you may continue to watch and see if you get better on your own. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an anal fissure and I need to change my diet or does this sound like a hemorrhoid that would need surgery?

Pain and bleeding: The fissure is a slice in the mucous membrane of your rectum and is very painful. It beging from straining on hard stools and results in a fissure or tear in the membrane. There may be a stripe of blood on your stools or even droplets in water. Sometines they heal but open on the next strained movement. Surgery involved cutting out the fissure and letting it heal. Recovery isn't bad ...Read more

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Have small anal fissure& internal hemorrhoid inflammation.I like to continue exercising.Would walking 4 miles(70 min)/day impede healing or would help?

Have small anal fissure& internal hemorrhoid inflammation.I like to continue exercising.Would walking 4 miles(70 min)/day impede healing or would help?

It : Won't impede healing and if your loose weight and stay active it may indirectly help. Advice: drink a lot of water, warm sit bath, cold compresses also may help. Do not linger sitting at the toilet. Good luck. ...Read more

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I wondered if this is an anal fissure or hemorrhoids? And I wondered If an enema/ douche would do the trick?

I wondered if this is an anal fissure or hemorrhoids? And I wondered If an enema/ douche would do the trick?

I doubt, but....: Before doing something blindly, go to be checked and counseled so to get right diagnosis for right care. How to get all these related things done correctly? Follow suggestions described in https://ebettercare.com/feel-become-sick/. Then you gain much insight on how to work well with doc... All the best to health.... ...Read more

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How would you know if you have an anal fissure, hemorrhoids, or whatnot? Been checked, no blood, occasional pain when defecation.

Anal pain: You still have an anal fissure, rectal ulcer, and internal hemorrhoids. You should get an anoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy to have someone look inside. A gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon can do this. Most treatments for the above are creams / ointments. ...Read more

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Have external hemorrhoid,smaller than grape.Yesterday after BM,pain n itch started.What should I do to ease the pain?Thrombosed?Anal fissure?

Have external hemorrhoid,smaller than grape.Yesterday after BM,pain n itch started.What should I do to ease the pain?Thrombosed?Anal fissure?

Hemorrhoid Rx: 26 M notes: Have external hemorrhoid,smaller than grape.Yesterday after BM,pain n itch started.What should I do to ease the pain?Thrombosed?Anal fissure? ANS: what ever has worked in past try first. Sitz baths tid help.Also OTC analgesics. ...Read more

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I think I have internal hemorrhoid but could be anal fissure. My stools clearly show "gouging" caused when passing through the rectum. suggestions?

See your doctor: you could not make this kind of diagnosis based on the shape of the stool there is big difference between a fissure and internal hemorrhoid you might have both go and see your doctor or a colon rectal surgeon they can examined you and tell you exactly what is wrong good luck ...Read more

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Is it ok to do push-up and pull-up exercises while having internal hemorrhoids and Chronic Anal fissure ?

Is it ok to do push-up and pull-up exercises while having internal hemorrhoids and   Chronic Anal fissure ?

Yes: These do not necessarily exclude forms of exertion. I would not hold my breath during the exercises as that puts extra pressure on the roids. ...Read more

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Been checked by 3 different doctors.(Had hemorrhoids and anal fissure in past).Docs say not there now.Pain at times.GI say proctalgia f_ poss. what?

Been checked by 3 different doctors.(Had hemorrhoids and anal fissure in past).Docs say not there now.Pain at times.GI say proctalgia f_   poss. what?

Pain in the rectum: proctalgia mean pain in the rectum so you still can have a spasm in the muscle there try to sit in the top in a nice warm water and see if that will make the pain goes away make sure your bowels are regular ...Read more

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My anal sphincter size has reduced due anal fissure & int. & ext hemorrhoids too .Can the size of sphincter b regain without any operation & dialtion?

My anal sphincter size has reduced due anal fissure & int. & ext hemorrhoids too .Can the size of sphincter b regain without any operation & dialtion?

Yes: Your anal sphincter will never reduced in size it feels that way because the muscle spasm associated with the anal problem you have .the only thing that will reduce the size of your sphincter is scars from surgery use a sirz bath by sitting in a hot water in the tub that will relax your muscle ...Read more

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Haven't been to the gym to lift in a month and half (or more) because of constant flared up hemorrhoids.No anal fissure. Do have IBS.Pain is less.CanI?

Haven't been to the gym to lift in a month and half (or more) because of constant flared up hemorrhoids.No anal fissure. Do have IBS.Pain is less.CanI?

Gym: hard question to answer. Light exercise probably okay but any heavy lifting may make them swell. Check it out with a surgeon to see if they need to be treated ...Read more

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I have anal fissure examined by ER doc complained of pain cuts in rectum he said its basically hemorrhoids been hurting off on should get them removed?

I have anal fissure examined by ER doc complained of pain cuts in rectum he said its basically hemorrhoids been hurting off on should get them removed?

You need a correct diagnosis: An anal fissure and hemorrhoids are two entirely different things. You need to get the correct diagnosis because the treatment of these issues are entirely different. Go get another opinion. Are you sure you saw a physician? ...Read more

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What is peri-colace (docusate sodium) used for. Any differences between it & regular capsules colace (docusate sodium). Which one is better for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid.?

Slight difference: Colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener. Pericolace is a stool softener plus a laxative. Treatment for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid is to keep the stools formed and soft. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of fiber in your diet. Colace (docusate sodium) is probably better especially when combined with a high fiber diet. ...Read more

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