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Anal Fissure In Children
I am prone to getting anal fissures. Can lifting weights cause an anal fissure? Max amount lifting is 50 pounds (25 each side).
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
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
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
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
Anal fissure: An anal fissure is a tear in the mucosa of the anal canal, just inside the anal margin. It is a common condition causing pain on defecation in adults and children. Most anal fissures respond well to conservative or topical management. In refractory cases surgery may be required ...Read more
Tear of anus.: An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining (mucosa) of the anus. Typical symptoms associated with anal fissures are pain and bleeding. Fissures are quite common, but are often confused with other causes of pain and bleeding, such as hemorrhoids. ...Read more
Fiber: An anal fissure is a tear of the lining of the anal canal which exposes the internal anal muscle causing pain and bleeding. First, however must make sure this is what is actually the correct diagnosis. If so, the most important aspect of treatment is soften the stool with fiber and fluid intake and warm/hot water to relax the muscle spasm. ...Read more
Yes: Most do with high fiber diet and fluids, this will keep your bowels soft and fissures usually heal on their own. For persistent or recurrent fissures treatment with certain topical prescription or compounded creams or even Botox my help....Rarely is surgery needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Avoid Constipation: 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
Anal pain is experienced on defecation, traditionally described as feeling like passing shards of glass. Pain may persist for several hours after passing stool.
There may be bleeding on passing stools. If present, it is seen as bright red blood on the stool or toilet paper. ...Read more
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
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
Over the counter medicines--anusol hc.
Prescription medicines--nitropaste and a new formula of nitropaste called rectiv. Proctofoam hc also works well.
While treating anal fissure, it is important to keep stool soft with softeners or fiber to help prevent recurrence. Recurrence is nevertheless common, and if one has a lot of trouble, surgical injection of Botox or sphincterotomy may be done. ...Read more
Anal pain: Anal pain during and after defecation, it is the same as in female. ...Read more
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