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Fissure (Overview)

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 as an anal fissure.


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How to cure butt fissures?

How to cure butt fissures?

Anal Fissures: Best treatment is eliminating the cause which is usually trauma secondary to hard bowel movements. If so try increasing the fiber in your diet and if stools are still hard take an over the counter stool softner as directed. If you are still having problems see your physician who may recommend other therapies such as nitroglycerine or nifedepine ointment, Botox or in some cases surgery. ...Read more

Fissure (Overview)

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 as an anal fissure.


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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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What causes vaginal fissures ?

What causes vaginal fissures
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Various causes: Fissures can be caused by infections like yeast and herpes. Chronic vulvar disorders like lichen sclerosis and lichen simplex chronicus are other causes. Contact dermatitis (allergic reaction) can also cause. See and Obgyn for an accurate diagnosis ...Read more

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What are the foramina and fissures of the skull?

Homework?: Google is your friend. Now I am, too! For fissures of the skull, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fissure#Skull For foramina of the skull see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_foramina_of_the_human_body#Skull I expect a Christmas Card. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Skin cracking?

What is the definition or description of: Skin cracking?

Skin cracking: Fissuring in outermost layer of tissue covering the body. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have anal fissures?

No: Anal fissures are common, but not normal; tears in the lining of the anus; often assoc with hard stool, and/or tight anal sphincter. If they are in the north/south locations of the anus can be seen in otherwise healthy people; other locations can be assoc with things like crohn's disease; crohn's fissures can be north/south too. See your doc, gi, or colorectal specialist; may (not) be a big thing. ...Read more

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Anusol for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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I keep getting anal fissures and haemorrhoids?

I keep getting anal fissures and haemorrhoids?

See doc: You need to see a doctor for an examination. You may be instructed to adjust your diet a little to prevent straining and hard stool. ...Read more

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How can I stop vaginal fissures?

First the cause: Before you look for resolution it is important to determine the cause. Recurrent vaginal fissures is not common. Finding the cause is key. An exam, testing and biopsy of the area is a good first start. There may be recurrent candidiasis, condyloma (hpv), vulvar cancer or precancerous changes, lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex chronicus and other causes. ...Read more

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Any tips for coping with vaginal fissures?

Estrogen cream...: Vaginal fissures are painful! A good treatment for them is to avoid intercourse for a few weeks and use vaginal estrogen cream. See your Ob/Gyn. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Suggestions for fissures. Foods, creams etc?

Anal fissures: Most important is prevention by eating a high fiber diet that helps produce easy to evacuate stools. Good hygiene can help with comfort. Clean with baby wipes or by using water in a shower or douche. OTC meds that can help include hydrocortisone ointment (don't use the cream as it can sting) on the external area and shoved up the anal canal a bit. If not improving well in a few days, see your doc. ...Read more

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Tested negative for heres what's causing vaginal fissures?

Sometimes Yeast: The most common cause of vaginal fissures is untreated yeast. You can see your doctor and get tested for that. Sometimes it can be hard to treat. You could go to library and check out a book on yeast and see if it describes your symptoms. Sometimes they are complex and difficult to treat, involving elimination diets and the like. Without a photo, hard to diagnose, but that's a good guess. ...Read more

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Does anyone have any tips with coping with vaginal fissures?

Yes!: Vaginal fissures can be quite painful. Estrogen vaginal cream an pelvic rest will help them to heal. If they are frequent, its important to make sure there is no underlying skin condition present or infection. After they heal and you resume sexual intercourse, use a lubricant. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you teach me how to cure my heels' skin cracking problem?

Can you teach me how to cure my heels' skin cracking problem?

Happy Feet: Agree with dr f. Prevention: moisturize your feet with cream or ointment before bedtime. Then wear socks to bed. (some people even wrap their feet with saran wrap so it really soaks in. Good luck! ...Read more

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Negative for Chrohn's. Had surgery for fissures but acquiring new ones. What other diseases could cause this?

Multiple issues: proctitis, cryptitis,, hemorroiditis, anal infections. rectal manipulation/penetration. I suggest anoscopy and colonoscopy. Sitz baths ( 2 lbs Epsom salts in 6 inches warm water ) baths 4x/day and cortisone anal creams.Certainly a GI evalaution and exam. ...Read more

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How do you treat anal fissures?

How do you treat anal fissures?

Local medications: Need to have soft stools. Use stool softness if constipated. May use either local anesthetic creams or nitro glycerine or Nifedipine creams. ...Read more

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What can be done for anal fissures?

Anal fissures?: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How much do anal fissures bleed?

usually mild: It is not the bleeding with most anal fissures that is the problem--it is the intense and severe pain, which can be difficult to control. ...Read more