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Can Being An Alcoholic Cause Anal Fissures
Constipation : I'm wondering what kind of anal sphincter injury you are talking about. It seems unlikely. If you are concerned you may have analysis sphincter damage, I recommend you have an exam by a doctor. ...Read more
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 vaginal fissures be related to the same cause? Can spasm from sphincter cause a vaginal fissure? Unsure of sphincterectomy surgery.
Vaginal fissure : Are not related to anal fissure. Anal caused by the sphincter too right and tearing when you have bm. Sphincterotomy can be effective, but would reccomend stool softness and topical nitrate creams first, followed by Botox injections if that doesn't work. Sphincterotomy is last measure because of risk of incontinence. Vaginal tears are caused by trauma, especially if there is little lubricants. ...Read more
ABSOLUTELY: NOT! Hope this helps! Dr ZGet a more detailed answer ›
How to tell the difference between an anal fissure and an anal fissure caused by the herpes virus? Are other symptoms involved when its caused by hsv?
Herpes unlikely: Herpes can cause lesions similar to anal fissure, but the large majority of anal fissures are not herpes. However, if the fissure is new (within a few days), it is difficult or impossible to tell for sure only by symptoms. Initial herpes usually causes multiple lesions and often fever, etc; but maybe no other symptoms with recurrent herpes. See your doctor to for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
No: simply put: "absolutely not"Get a more detailed answer ›
Assoc, not cause: Dietary habits that can lead to constipation (low fiber, low intake of whole grains, legumes, fruits and veggies, high fat), can be associated (statistically in populations) with increased rates of colon and rectal cancer. Fiber supplements, vitamin supplements don't help out, diet does. There are other causes for constipation. Discuss with your doc; see a dietician if needed.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Laxatives cause spastic contractions of the bowel which, over time, may cause rectal prolapse. The straining associated with the attempts to empty completely worsens the problem. Normally one only has to move bowels once every 1-3 days. Laxative use and abuses is frequently misguided. ...Read more
Could a fissure become infected and cause a rectovaginal fistula or could it be deep enough to cause one?
No: These conditions would be unrelated. An anal fissure is superficial and externally located on the skin. A recto-vaginal fistula is a deeper abnormality between these two structures, usually related to past trauma or injury (e.G , childbirth). Fissures often heal without surgery. Fistulas often need surgical repair. ...Read more
Risk increases: With chronic fissures, you would be more at risk to develop a possible fistula than a person without chronic fissures. Get the fissure treated and controlled, and your risk would decrease of any possible fistula formation. Other than that, there is not much else you can do. Be well, best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can internal hemorrhoids be felt during an examination? And can they cause bloody pieces of tissue during a bowel movement?
Not normally: Internal hemorrhoids: blood filled cushions, not varicose veins; not usually felt during rectal exam. Usually painless vs. External hemorrhoids (different nerve supply). Can cause bright red blood in bowl, on toilet paper, or coating stool. Bloody pieces of tissue, blood mixed in the stool, dark blood, clots, etc need to be evaluated. Bright red blood may need to be investigated too. See md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can External Hemorrhoids can lead to inflammation like fissure do in anus which spread to whole anus? WBC in Blood is 6.3(5.2 to 12.2)
Yes: External hemorrhoids may thrombose/clot and get infected and result in symptoms you described. If the symptoms have persisted beyond a week or so, it would be prudent to consult a doctor. ...Read more
Can anal fissures/unsettled stomach/vaginal yeast infections be related to a gluten intolerance/celiac disease?
Can 2 months of serious anxiety can become the cause of health issues such as , digestive problems and oral cankers or it is sign of colon anal cancers?
Serious anxiety: Serious anxiety can definitely be associated with digestive problems and canker sores. At 23, it's unlikely that you have colon or anal cancer, but in your other info you've written that you have "black terrible stool" at times. I suggest letting your physician investigate this so that anything potentially problematic is taken care of. Referrals can also be made for help with anxiety. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Straining: Eating a balanced diet, rich in fiber, is one of the most effective lifestyle changes you can help prevent hemorrhoids. A high-fiber diet, together with plenty of fluids, softens the stool and increases its bulk, which will help you avoid the straining that can cause hemorrhoids or worsen symptoms from existing hemorrhoids. Along with a healthy diet, walking can help ease bowel movements ...Read more
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