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Can chronic fissures cause fistula how can i avoid that ?

Can chronic fissures cause fistula how can i avoid that ?

Risk increases: With chronic fissures, you would be more at risk to develop a possible fistula than a person without chronic fissures. Get the fissure treated and controlled, and your risk would decrease of any possible fistula formation. Other than that, there is not much else you can do. Be well, best wishes. ...Read more

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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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How can I confirm that I have a fissure fistula?

How can I confirm that I have a fissure fistula?

Gastrointestinal Dr.: One can see his primary care doctor first, to see if a referral is needed, to a gastrointestinal doctor, who can help diagnose an anal fissure or an anal fistula. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of a fissure fistula?

What are the common symptoms of a fissure fistula?

Fissures and : Fistula are 12 different things. Fissures usually cause a severe tearing like pain with bm and severe spasm in the sphincter after a bm and may have significant bleeding, fistula is usually a pressure type pain and may drain a mixture of blood and infected fluid or purulence. They are treated differently so a correct diagnosis requires an exam. Both may require surgery but not the first choice. ...Read more

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How can I confirm I have a fissure fistula. Is there any phisycal or mental signs?

How can I confirm I have a fissure fistula. Is there any phisycal or mental signs?

What type?: Your question is unclear, what type of fissure, or what type of fistula are you asking about? Please add details and submit a new question. ...Read more

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Is a fissure fistula at the bottom of the anus?

Is a fissure fistula at the bottom of the anus?

Yes: Anal fissure and perianal fistula are two different problems, but both can be found in or around the anus. A fissure is a "cut" or break in the anal mucosa that is painful and bleeds. A fistula is a communication between two structures - usually the rectum, bowel or abscess and the skin in or around the anus. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and in trying to figure out how in the world did i get a fissure fistula?

I'm 16 years old and in trying to figure out how in the world did i get a fissure fistula?

Fissure fistula: It is possible you might have inflammatory bowel disease. It is important to get blood work and possible colonoscopy to determine the cause of your fistula. Speak to your doctor. He may want to refer you to a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a colon fissure and colon fistula?

Tear vs tunnel!: Anal fissure is a very painful tear of the sensitive anal lining, while a fistula is an infected tunnel that connects inside with outside. Often a fissure will heal without surgery, while a fistula usually won't, but get checked if you think you have either if these painful anorectal problems. ...Read more

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Can a general surgeon confirm I have a fissure fistula?

Yes: Rectal fissure and fistula are two different problems. Both may result in bleeding or spotting but fissures are usually more painful and fistulas have an external opening (although you might not have noticed it). General surgeons deal with both of these, as do colo-rectal surgeons. They can both confirm and treat these conditions. ...Read more

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What the difference between anal fissure and anal fistula?

What the difference between anal fissure and anal fistula?

Tear / tract: A fissure is s a tear in the anal mucosa. A fistula is a tunnel deeper in the tissues with one opening on the outside and another opening on the inside of the anal canal or lower rectum. ...Read more

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Fistula (Definition)

A fistula is an abnormal connection between two places. Most commonly, it originates somewhere in the intestine and communicates to another location in the intestine or in the skin. A fistula can develop after abdominal surgery, with inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, anorectal abscess, and ...Read more