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Can an anal fissure be detected by a colon rectal surgeon by a digital rectal exam or anoscopy?

Can an anal fissure be detected by a colon rectal surgeon by a digital rectal exam or anoscopy?

Not so deep: This can often be detected by simply spreading the anal opening by lateral traction on adjacent skin. Any primary care doc can find the common ones. Anoscopy can see further up but is usually unnecessary unless you are looking for a source of bleeding. ...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 is a ovoid hypodense mass in ovarian? & 1.4 cm ovoid hypodense anteriorly ajencent to fissure not seen in prior exam liver. These are CT findings

What is a ovoid hypodense mass in ovarian? & 1.4 cm ovoid hypodense anteriorly ajencent to fissure not seen in prior exam liver. These are CT findings

Ovoid refers to the: Shape (oval). Hypodense means "not solid". We usually refer to these as "cysts." Cysts may be empty or fluid-filled. They are generally benign (not cancerous or dangerous). Keep in mind that the liver cyst is small, about 1/2 inch in diameter. Of course you should get more info from your doctor but most likely you'll get good news. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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7 years ago, had bright red rectal bleeding after bm. Hurt to have bm most of the time I saw blood. Dr saw a fissure on exam. By the time I had sigmoidoscopy fissure was gone and no bleeding anymore. Unlikely he missed cancer? No symptoms since.

7 years ago, had bright red rectal bleeding after bm. Hurt to have bm most of the time I saw blood. Dr saw a fissure on exam. By the time I had sigmoidoscopy fissure was gone and no bleeding anymore. Unlikely he missed cancer? No symptoms since.

BRBPR due to...: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I stop vaginal fissures?

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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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?

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

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Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures?

Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures?

Ok to use Proctofoam: 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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Which remedy to use for anal fissures?

Several Options: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxatives. Witch hazel (tucks (witch hazel) pads) can help. Some relief in a day or two usually. It may take several weeks for the fissure to heal completely. Sometimes fissures heal without treatment. May require surgery. ...Read more

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What are some of the best creams for anal fissures?

What are some of the best creams for anal fissures?

Cream (s): I usually recommend a nitroglycerin-based ointment. Also, some pharmacies can make up their own concoction with the collaboration of your doctor. This is called a compounding pharmacy. Perhaps talk with your local compounding pharmacist to see if they have a formulation that is helpful. It is vitally important that you find out why you're having this problem and prevent it/let it heal. Good luck ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anal fissures, haemorrhoids or something else?

How do I know if I have anal fissures, haemorrhoids or something else?

Get a proper and: Thorough history and exam by your doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon. The symptoms of each may be similar but the treatment of each can be somewhat different. Get an expert to confirm your suspicions and recommend the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I am having both anal fissures and piles. What should I do?

You need: To soak in a warm tub of water for 15-20 minutes, drink plenty of alcohol free/caffeine free fluids, 80-100 ounces and make an appointment with a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Bruise on bottom from anal fissures?

Bruise on bottom from anal fissures?

Not sure: Not sure what you mean by 'bruise'. Anal fissures can definitely hurt, and you may feel pain like the area is bruised. But usually there is no actual bruise (hematoma) in the area. ...Read more

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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

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Is there any homeopathic treatment for anal fissures?

Is there any homeopathic treatment for anal fissures?

Yes: There are more than 90 homeopathic remedies known to help anal fissures. Differentiating which is best for you requires a personal consultation with a professional homeopath. Ignatia may help anal fissures accompanied by rectal spasms. Aesculus is known for hemorrhoid pain associated with low back pain ; rectal pain as if the rectum is full of small sticks. Graphites is yet another possibility. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for piles or anal fissures?

Not sure what ur ask: I'm not sure what u mean. Do u mean ingest it, do an enema, apply on outside, apply before bowel movement? The key is to avoid constipation. Lots of fiber and water is really the key. ...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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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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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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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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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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Can you use bactine for vaginal fissures?

Why fissures?: I don't know a lot of details about why you have fissures--but a great trick is something thicker--like a diaper cream (boudreaux butt paste or desitin). Vaginal estrogen cream can help but that would require a prescription. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have two anal fissures, help!?

Fiber/hot baths: The hot bath will help relieve the spasms that are often present with a fissure. Increase your fiber and water intake to keep the stool soft. If you are not getting better within a few days see a colon and rectal surgeon who can often treat it without surgery. ...Read more

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Does lords procedure for anal fissures is good?

Lord's procedure: It is a simple surgical procedure thajt can be very helpful. ...Read more

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I have chronic anal fissures, what do you suggest?

See a Surgeon: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxatives. Witch hazel (tucks (witch hazel) pads) can help. Some relief in a day or two usually. It may take several weeks for the fissure to heal completely. Sometimes fissures heal without treatment. May require surgery. ...Read more

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What can be done to treat recurring nasal fissures?

Depends: Depends on the cause. Want to rule out infection, immune deficiency, autoinflammatory disorders. In the absence of treatable cause, frequent saline mist or intranasal petroleum could help. See your doctor for an exam and some treatment options. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do you have anal fissures if you are not a baby anymore?

Do you have anal fissures if you are not a baby anymore?

Not limited to baby: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts in the anus. They can bleed, hurt, & recur, particularly with defecation & any other activity that increases pelvic pressure. Disorders of anal-rectal function, straining at hard stool, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, long distance walks/runs are causative & should be addressed. If stool softeners, fiber, topical rx, & behavior changes don't cure, see a surgeon. ...Read more

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Sir iam suffering from anal fissures so help me to control it?

Sir iam suffering from anal fissures so help me to control it?

Anal Fissure: SSS: The three s's.
1. Keep the tear clean. This is done by soaking. Either use sits baths, wet wipes, but do not let this area get infected or irritated.

2. Soften the stool. You do not want to bear down with a hard stool to extend the tear.

And 3. Steroids. Some creams or suppositories will deliver a medicine to help the tissue heal.

Preparation h is witch hazel an anti-itch herb. ...Read more