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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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What is a fissure?

What is a fissure?

Groove: In the medical sciences, fissure is a elongated grrove which separates the body tissues. Some body parts also contain fissures which means the cleft separating a body part. For example anal fissure which is a disease and caused by tear in the anal region due to injury or disease. ...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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Will exercise worsen a fissure?

Yes it can: Any exercise that increases intra-abdominal pressure can worsen a fissure.Weight lifting and strenuous activity might cause this. ...Read more

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How is a fissure generally diagnosed?

How is a fissure generally diagnosed?

Symptoms or exam: Classic symptoms of an anal fissure include bleeding and painful bowel movements especially after straining. A fissure can typically be diagnosed on rectal exam. Your provider should use both lubricant and Lidocaine for the exam as it can be painful. ...Read more

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How to releave the pain of a fissure?

How to releave the pain of a fissure?

Anal Fissure?: You can try non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications or acetominophen. Hydrate well and take in pleny of fiber. Large. Hard stools will cause more pain passing if you have an anal fissure. If not improving, see a surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fissure?

Fissures are: 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. ...Read more

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What's fissured tongue?

What's fissured tongue?

Fissured Tongue: A fissured tongue is a benign condition characterized by deep grooves or fissures in the dorsum (top) part of the tongue. Although these grooves may look unsightly, this condition is almost always painless and benign. ...Read more

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Could you pierce a fissured tongue?

Yes: Yes, a fissured tongue is a deeply grooved tongue, but not usually painful or pathological. Piercing should be no problem. ...Read more

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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 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

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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