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Sitz bath: From Wikipedia, A sitz bath or hip bath is a bath in which a person sits in water up to the hips. It is used to relieve discomfort and pain in the lower part of the body, for example, due to hemorrhoids (piles), anal fissures, rectal surgery, an episiotomy... A sitz bath may be created simply by filling a bathtub with some water and sitting in it for a few minutes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Lots of bright red blood when wiping. Noticed small tear near anus. Fissure? I would assume the bleeding was not internal. Bleeding now stopped.
Allergic to many meds. Crohns & only vaseline left to put in anus-fissure,soreness for years. Now vaseline burns me bad(allergy? What can I use inste
3 mths post sphincterotomy. Fissures have healed but seem to acquire superficial abrasions/ulcer like on outer most of anus sometimes. Fissures?
Possible: You will need ansocopy and a repeat rectal exam with visualization. I would also suggest you ask your physician about topical rectal medication. ...Read more
Anal fissures: Anal fissures are due to abrupt stretching of anus either from foreign objects, or more commonly, constipation, in which case, stool softeners are key. That along w/plenty of fiber, fluids & physical activity are key to minimizing constipation. Once that's solved, no more anal fissures. Check out http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/anal-fissure/ds00762 for more info & options if necessary. ...Read more