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I keep getting anal fissures and hemorrhoids?

I keep getting anal fissures and hemorrhoids?

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

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 surgery is best for fissures and hemorrhoids treatment?

What surgery is best for fissures and hemorrhoids treatment?

Anal fissure: An exam under anesthesia, is the first part of the rectal operation. While you are comfortable and under general anesthesia your surgeon will examine the rectum, and make best judgment for actual procedure. In many cases there will be a finding on the exam that impacts your surgeons options to benefit your health. Be well. ...Read more

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How do I prevent anal fissures and hemorrhoids? Are there certain exercises I can do to help prevent them?

How do I prevent anal fissures and hemorrhoids? Are there certain exercises I can do to help prevent them?

Diet not exercise: Anal fissures are caused by passing large, hard stools. Hemorrhoids are due to straining to pass hard constipated stools, straining, heavy lifting... Be sure you are drinking plenty of water daily and getting plenty of fiber in your diet. Exercise will not prevent either. ...Read more

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

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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How to tell if it's an anal fissure or hemorrhoids?

How to tell if it's an anal fissure or hemorrhoids?

Pain: Anal fissures tend to be very painful. Hemorrhoids are usually only painful if they are thrombosed. A thrombosed hemorrhoid usually presents with a large, tender bump on the anal area. Fissure usually presents with pain with bowel movements and bright red blood. People often describe a sensation like razor blades or knives when they pass stool. ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions for anal fissure or hemorrhoids?

Can you give me suggestions for anal fissure or hemorrhoids?

Gentle: Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Want to keep stool soft. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. ...Read more

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What to do if I have anal fissure or hemorrhoids or something worse.?

What to do if I have anal fissure or hemorrhoids or something worse.?

Analyze this: Anal fissure or hemorrhoids are common causes of rectal bleeding. Home treatment includes warm sitz baths, stool softeners, high fiber diet, hydration. Be advised that colon cancer or vascular lesions can also cause bleeding. So a gastroenterologist can help you and perform endoscopy to visualize serious problems. ...Read more

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What is sits bath in anus fissure and hemorrhoids?

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 more

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Have small anal fissure& internal hemorrhoid inflammation. I like to continue exercising. Would walking 4 miles (70 min)/day impede healing or would help?

Have small anal fissure& internal hemorrhoid inflammation. I like to continue exercising. Would walking 4 miles (70 min)/day impede healing or would help?

It: Won't impede healing and if your loose weight and stay active it may indirectly help. Advice: drink a lot of water, warm sit bath, cold compresses also may help. Do not linger sitting at the toilet. Good luck. ...Read more

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I wondered if this is an anal fissure or hemorrhoids? And I wondered If an enema/ douche would do the trick?

I wondered if this is an anal fissure or hemorrhoids? And I wondered If an enema/ douche would do the trick?

I doubt, but....: Before doing something blindly, go to be checked and counseled so to get right diagnosis for right care. How to get all these related things done correctly? Follow suggestions described in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Then you gain much insight on how to work well with doc... All the best to health.... ...Read more

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Can blood on or in stool, from a fissure or hemorrhoid, cause a false positive on the fecal immunochemical test?

Can blood on or in stool, from a fissure or hemorrhoid, cause a false positive on the fecal immunochemical test?

Blood in stool.: Immunochemical stool test is not 100% specific. It can have false positive. However, if your test is positive, the next thing to do is colonoscopy to make sure there is no colon cancer. ...Read more

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I bleed occasionally when I wipe. Does this sound like an anal yeast infection, fissure, or hemorrhoid?

I bleed occasionally when I wipe. Does this sound like an anal yeast infection, fissure, or hemorrhoid?

Yes: Either of these conditions can result in minor bleeding. All can cause anal discomfort too. See a doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can an anal fissure or hemorrhoids cause swollen lymph nodes in the groin?

Can an anal fissure or hemorrhoids cause swollen lymph nodes in the groin?

Yes, but not often: Any inflammatory lesion can cause local lymph node enlargement however, enlarged nodes in the groin are not commonly associated with these perianal problems. See a surgeon they can assess and treat the perianal problems and evaluate the nodes. ...Read more

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Passing stool I've had rectum bleeding on toilet paper after wipe no blood and I've noticed on my stool there's blood anal fissure? Or hemorrhoids?

Passing stool I've had rectum bleeding on toilet paper after wipe no blood and I've noticed on my stool there's blood anal fissure? Or hemorrhoids?

Blood in stool: Blood in the stool is called hematochezia, and there are several causes for this. Small amounts of bright red blood in the stool is commonly caused by damage to the blood vessels lining the rectum from constipation or other trauma. Rectal bleeding associated with large amounts of blood, weight loss, fever, vomiting, weakness, etc. Is cause for concern and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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If I've been checked twice recently (no anal fissure, ext. Hemorrhoids, no visible internal), would gas pain or the IBS-C I have reason for the slight pa?

Pain or bleeding: So you are cleared from fissure and hemorrhoid but you still have pain assuming in the anal area so yes IBS COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PAIN ...Read more

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I have both fissures & hemorrhoids. Is there a way I can tell which is causing the pain and slight bleeding? I see my doctor next month. Just curious

I have both fissures & hemorrhoids. Is there a way I can tell which is causing the pain and slight bleeding? I see my doctor next month. Just curious

Unless you are: Incredibly physically flexible - then you may need to wait to find out. Sometimes, one must also look deepr then external tissue to find the cause of bleeding. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have occasional bright red blood on toilet paper? Anal fissures, hemorrhoid or should I be more concerned?

Sometimes I have occasional bright red blood on toilet paper? Anal fissures, hemorrhoid or should I be more concerned?

Get it checked: While tPenny wise and pound foolish. While the most likely cause of bright red blood in the stool is as you suggest, you can not afford to overlook other causes. So, bite the bullet and get it checked. ...Read more

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Husband has chronic rectal bleeding. It's dark in color. Diagnosed in past with fissures, hemorrhoids, ulcers. Not lately, but bleeding persists. Help!?

Husband has chronic rectal bleeding. It's dark in color. Diagnosed in past with fissures, hemorrhoids, ulcers. Not lately, but bleeding persists. Help!?

Anal fissures: Would cause bright red blood from the rectum. Darker blood suggests bleeding from further up inside the colon. If he has not had a colonoscopy he needs one. Please see your primary doctor to be referred to a gastroenterologist or surgeon who does colonoscopies. ...Read more

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Intense lower abdomin pain after bowel movement. Had anal fissures and internal hemorrhoid's recently. Taking Metamucil for 1 wk. No relief from pain?

Intense lower abdomin pain after bowel movement. Had anal fissures and internal hemorrhoid's recently. Taking Metamucil for 1 wk. No relief from pain?

Abd pain s/p/ BM: Hard BM or soft? May have diverticulitis (which is an infection in colon outpouching) - as it appears you may have some constipation- or infection from fissure Would follow up with doc urgent care today as may need antibiotics and/or anusol to decrease hemorrhoid inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the distinction between anal fissure/fistula and hemorrhoid?

What is the distinction between anal fissure/fistula and hemorrhoid?

All different: An anal fissure is a small tear in the mucosa that lines the anus. An anal fistula is tract between the anal canal and the skin. A hemorrhoid is a 'varicose (dilated) vein" of the anal canal. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an anal fissure/fistula and hemorrhoid?

Very different: Hemorrhoids are veins that dilate in the rectum, can be internal or external. Fissure is a crack on the skin of the anal canal, cause severe pain when having a bowel movement. Fistula is a connection between the inside of the rectum and the skin surrounding the anus. Usually start as an abscess around the anal canal, very painful too ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between anal fissure/ fistula and hemorrhoid?

Please help! What is the difference between anal fissure/ fistula and hemorrhoid?

Different: Hemorroid--engorged blood hemorrhoidal blood vessel

fistula--connection between anal skin and inside your anus or rectum

fissure--skin tear. ...Read more

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Went 2 c/rectal surgeon for my fissure & hemorrhoid. Scheduled surgery. He has me so scared! He said its very painful that I'm going to hate him?

Went 2 c/rectal surgeon for my fissure & hemorrhoid. Scheduled surgery. He has me so scared! He said its very painful that I'm going to hate him?

Not to worry: With advance technique and instrument hemorrhoid surgery is not add scary as it used to be. In general the cure should not be worse than the disease :-). ...Read more

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How would you know if you have an anal fissure, hemorrhoids, or whatnot? Been checked, no blood, occasional pain when defecation.

Anal pain: You still have an anal fissure, rectal ulcer, and internal hemorrhoids. You should get an anoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy to have someone look inside. A gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon can do this. Most treatments for the above are creams / ointments. ...Read more

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My anal sphincter size has reduced due anal fissure & int. & ext hemorrhoids too. Can the size of sphincter b regain without any operation & dialtion?

My anal sphincter size has reduced due anal fissure & int. & ext hemorrhoids too. Can the size of sphincter b regain without any operation & dialtion?

Yes: Your anal sphincter will never reduced in size it feels that way because the muscle spasm associated with the anal problem you have. The only thing that will reduce the size of your sphincter is scars from surgery use a sirz bath by sitting in a hot water in the tub that will relax your muscle ...Read more

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What is peri-colace (docusate sodium) used for. Any differences between it & regular capsules colace (docusate sodium). Which one is better for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid.?

Slight difference: Colace (docusate sodium) is a stool softener. Pericolace is a stool softener plus a laxative. Treatment for anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid is to keep the stools formed and soft. Drink plenty of water and get plenty of fiber in your diet. Colace (docusate sodium) is probably better especially when combined with a high fiber diet. ...Read more

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While peri-colace (docusate sodium) sheet suggests taking at bed time to heal anal fissure& hemorrhoid, what best time for regular colace (docusate sodium) can be taken and how often/day?

CHANGE MEDS: I would not continue to taken colace (docusate sodium) or pericolace (docusate sodium).These are not as effective as bulk meds such as metamucil or benefiber for aiding more normal stool evacuation with less straning. This will help prevent recurrent perianl disease such as fissures and hemorhoids. ...Read more

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