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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 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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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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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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What's an anal fissure?

What's an anal fissure?

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

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What is an anal fissure?

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

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Anal fissure home remedies?

Anal fissure home remedies?

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

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I've got anal fissure. Now what?

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 can I do with anal fissure?

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

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Can a anal fissure heal it's self?

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

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Can an new anal fissure be healed?

Anal fissure: Can be a big pain the arse! But treatment is for symptoms not actual cute. Use witch hazel. Stool softener (colace). ...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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What to do if I have an anal fissure?

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

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How can you treat anal fissure (tear)?

How can you treat anal fissure (tear)?

First: You need to have an exam by a doctor to know what you have. At home, anal fissure is "treated" by avoiding constipation, take bowel softeners, drink lots of liquids & avoid caffeine and alcohol, warm bath soaks, anesthetic ointment from your doctor, etc. ...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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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 the symptoms of an anal fissure?

Anal fissure: 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

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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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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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Fluid from anal fissure. How do I treat this?

Treat the primary: Treat the primary problem, which is the anal fissure. Until then, consider wearing a hygiene pad to protect your under garments. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of a anal fissure?

What are the common symptoms of a anal fissure?

You will know it: If you have it you will know, severe anal pain unable to evacuate, then constipation, occasional bleeding after defecation, tender spot with skin tag at tail bone area, always need to make sure nothing serious like cancer of anal areas ny visiting your doctor. ...Read more

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What medication is good for a small anal fissure?

What medication is good for a small anal fissure?

Proctofoam: 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

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What are the symptoms of an anal fissure in a man?

Anal pain: Anal pain during and after defecation, it is the same as in female. ...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