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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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What causes anal fissures?

What causes anal fissures?

Trauma.: Anal fissures are usually the result of trauma to the inner mucosal lining of the anus. Most commonly this occurs when the anal canal stretches after a hard, dry bowel movement. Other causes of a fissure include diarrhea or inflammatory conditions of the anal area. Less commonly, an anal fissure may result from foreign body insertion or anal intercourse. ...Read more

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How much pain can anal fissures cause? I've had them for a while and it's becoming unbearable at times.

How much pain can anal fissures cause? I've had them for a while and it's becoming unbearable at times.

Can be very severe: Hi VHeath
Sorry to hear you are feeling so poorly. They can be extremely severe. I've had many patients before that told me it's like sitting on a firecracker, hot coal, red hot iron. I've also had patients where they can't even sit down or have periods where they are almost writhing in pain. Hope you can get treated for them soon! Hang in there ...Read more

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Can diarrhea cause anal fissures?

No: Anal fissures are almost always caused by constipation or anal distension (such as with anal intercourse or anal manipulation). Fissures can also be associated with hypertonic anal sphincter. The treatment centers around trying not to stretch the anus too much: stool softners, less aggressive sexual practices and sometimes relaxation of the anal sphincter by surgery or Botox injection. ...Read more

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Do eating chicken cause anal fissures?

Do eating chicken cause anal fissures?

Anal fissures: Know of no association between eating poultry and developing anal fissures. ...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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If I have chronic anal fissures, will I lose a significant amount of blood cells over time? And will the blood loss cause additional health problems?

If I have chronic anal fissures, will I lose a significant amount of blood cells over time? And will the blood loss cause additional health problems?

Although it is: Unlikely to progress to that point there certainly is the potential that long term serious issues could arise. It would be smart to see a proctologist for evaluation and treatment to avoid long term issues. ...Read more

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Does drinking alcohol cause anal fissures?

Does drinking alcohol cause anal fissures?

No but can worsen: I don't believe there is any direct impact of drinking on anal fissures or hemorrhoids, but it can worsen them. First, alcohol is a diuretic (draws water out of you), so it could make your stool harder & aggravate the area. Also, it interferes w/ multiple components of the body's healing mechanisms, such as platelets, clotting factor, & other products and processes involved in healing. ...Read more

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Any treatment recommended for anal fissures? Why so they keep recurring? Use cottonelle wet wipes as well as toilet paper. What causes anal fissures?

Any treatment recommended for anal fissures? Why so they keep recurring? Use cottonelle wet wipes as well as toilet paper. What causes anal fissures?

Gastroenterologist: Evaluation. If you haven't gone to one, consider it.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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Can anal fissures vaginal fissures be related to the same cause? Can spasm from sphincter cause a vaginal fissure? Unsure of sphincterectomy surgery.

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

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How do I treat bleeding and pain caused by anal fissures? My stools are softer but I have to work too hard to pass them. There's a lot of blood too

How do I treat bleeding and pain caused by anal fissures? My stools are softer but I have to work too hard to pass them. There's a lot of blood too

Patience: Few treatment are effective for the short term pain of anal fissures. Some benefit from warm soaks, topical anesthetic creams, etc.
Medications to relieve the muscle spasm can be prescribed, as well as Botox injections and surgery in severe cases. ...Read more

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When I empty my bowels, I strain. I've always done it and it caused my anal fissures, itching, and pain. How do I stop straining so my anus can heal?

Stool softeners: The straining irritates the anal tissue - the stool is probably a bit too firm. So you need to take something to make it a bit softer. If one of these work - then a little daily is better than intermittent use. And yes, daily use is ok. Mom, glycolax, stool softeners, and even prunes are ok. Dulcolax and senna herbal agents are not - they cause the colon to become addicted to their regular use. ...Read more

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What causes anal fissures and hemorrhoids to smell so bad besides having stool get stuck on it?

Odors are a function: Of the foods you are eating and poor local hygeine. Another possibility is an infection due the fissure but you would have pretty bad pain and possible fever as well. ...Read more

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Can anal fissures cause dryness & itchiness in anus & pain just inside anus? Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help with the discomfort?

Can anal fissures cause dryness & itchiness in anus & pain just inside anus? Does desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) help with the discomfort?

Anal pain fissures.: These can cause both anal pain as well as itching especially if beginning to heal. Keeping your stool soft and maintaining a healthy diet will help promote resolution as well. Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) is for External application. I would consider using some organic unrefined coconut oil applied to the affected area. Hemorrhoids or a possibility causing the same symptoms as well. Go to doctor if symptoms persists. ...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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Can lichen sclerosus cause anal fissures? I have LS confirmed by biopsy on vulva & perineum with fissures but wondered if anal fissures are LS related?

Can lichen sclerosus cause anal fissures? I have LS confirmed by biopsy on vulva & perineum with fissures but wondered if anal fissures are LS related?

Probably not: I see a lot of people with anal fissures, but not one of them has had lichen sclerosis to my knowledge. The fissures are usually caused by constipation. Sometimes they improve spontaneously, sometimes they require a short operation. ...Read more

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I read high fiber diet can cause constipation and potentially anal fissures + diverticulitis from passing large stools. I recently passed large stools after starting 30g per day fiber. Should I worry?

I read high fiber diet can cause constipation and potentially anal fissures + diverticulitis from passing large stools. I recently passed large stools after starting 30g per day fiber. Should I worry?

Fiber + fluid: In order to avoid hard stools after starting an increase in fiber intake, increase water intake as well. Chronic passage of large hard stools can produce anal fissures and hemorroids, but it is not uncommon to pass a larger soft stool when initiating a higher fiber diet. ...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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I was told the cause of bright red in my stool could be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures? I do plan to see a doctor first thing tomorrow. Also I experience gassy stomach at times. Pls advice

I was told the cause of bright red in my stool could be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures? I do plan to see a doctor first thing tomorrow. Also I experience gassy stomach at times. Pls advice

Here are some...: Seeing red colored stool deserves an alert to attend it so to figure out what may cause it, but just once with no recurrence at age 20, the odd to have something serious would be much less than that in one at 50-70s. Nonetheless, it is a good idea to follow instructions described in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html and other related articles in the selected categories. Best wish.... ...Read more

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How does an anal fissure cause constipation?

It usually doesn't: In general, anal fissures do not cause constipation, unless you are intentionally stopping yourself from having a bowel movement because you're aware of the fissure. On the other hand, hard stools that happen when you are constipated can cause a fissure. ...Read more

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Should I consider make operation for anal fissure? It doesn't hurt when going to bathroom but it causes disconfort and bleeds sometimes and I scratch...

Depends on symptoms: Usually anal fissures can be treated medically. The problem is they tend to recur. If your fissure is chronic and causing alot of symptoms or prevents you from doing things you like to do then surgery may be an option. Discuss this further with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Does botox injection for anal fissure cause much pain?

Well tolerated: Botox injections are usually well tolerated. They are administered with very small needles. ...Read more

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Can anal fissure cause a sudden stich rectal pain while sitting?

Yes it can: Anal fissure can cause pain and irritation due to tear in rectal mucosa ...Read more

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I might have an anal fissure caused by colonoscopy I had two days ago. Is this common?

I might have an anal fissure caused by colonoscopy I had two days ago. Is this common?

Can happen: This is not common, but can happen. Make sure your keep a high fiber diet. Warm tub baths will help. Most of the time these resolve quickly. ...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