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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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Used fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) while on kneens with but up. Apon insertion had extreme cold feeling in lower gut just under skin. Could there be an anal tear.

Used fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) while on kneens with but up. Apon insertion had extreme cold feeling in lower gut just under skin. Could there be an anal tear.

Possibly: Inserting anything into the anus can inadvertantly lead to tearing the mucosa. See your doctor for an exam of the area to know for sure. ...Read more

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Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area I've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time I noticed skin growths?

Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area I've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time I noticed skin growths?

Yes: A chronic fissure will often develop a "sentinel tag" at the base of the fissure. If you have growths elsewhere it may be unrelated to the fissure. ...Read more

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Safe/reccommended to use fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) before anal sex?

Safe/reccommended to use fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) before anal sex?

Yes: I'm sure your partner would appreciate it. However, there are some contraindications to use of fleets enemas due to the phosphate (such as kidney disease). Therefore, talk with your physician. ...Read more

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I had botox injections in my internal anal sphincter 3 days ago and used a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) to go and it burned. Is it ok to use fleet after that procedure?

I had botox injections in my internal anal sphincter 3 days ago and used a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) to go and it burned. Is it ok to use fleet after that procedure?

Ask your doctor: This is a very specific question. Presumably, your colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist performed the injections for a spastic sphincter. You would be best served asking your doctor directly. It does take 7 days for Botox to fully work which may be helpful in planning your stool softening program. ...Read more

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I had botox injections in my internal anal sphincter 3 days ago and used a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) to go and it burned. Is it ok to use fleet after that procedure?

First time?: Botox traditionally takes 5 days to really take effect and so I am not sure it has fully relaxed the sphincter. I need more info. It is not uncommon for sphincter otomy to be performed with fissure treatment. However if only Botox was injected (no surgery) and you have previously used fleets without burning, I would contact your gastroenterologist as you may have caused an injury. ...Read more

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I was checked out by my doctor and she said I have an anal fissure. My question is, do anal fissures bleed a lot? And do they cause blood clots?

I was checked out by my doctor and she said I have an anal fissure. My question is, do anal fissures bleed a lot? And do they cause blood clots?

Depends: There are a lot of qualitative terms in your question.

Anal fissures normall cause bleeding that you see on the toilet paper or toilet bowl. A small drop of blood in a large bowl of water can seem like a lot of blood.

Depends on how you are rating what a lot of blood is, when and where you are seeing it and other symptoms.

Blood clots are not typical for a fissure, but possible. ...Read more

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I have had hemmroids and an anal fissure over a year now. They gave me some nifedipine lotion... is there hope? Do fissures worsen during pregnancy?

I have had hemmroids and an anal fissure over a year now. They gave me some nifedipine lotion... is there hope? Do fissures worsen during pregnancy?

Maybe: Hemorrhoids are expected to get worse during a pregnancy, but no necessarily a fissure, although anything can happen, consider a consultation with a colorectal surgeon. That doesn't mean you will have an operation, and you will get all the treaent options. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with anal fissure. Burning pain during and after bowel movement. Can fissures cause some inflammation?

Yes, commonly: There is an underlying low grade infection. Usually hygiene is all that is needed, because infection is controlled as soon as the fissure heals. Consult with colo-rectal surgeon if pain persists. ...Read more

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Anal fissure home remedies?

Anal fissure home remedies?

Fiber: An anal fissure is a tear of the lining of the anal canal which exposes the internal anal muscle causing pain and bleeding. First, however must make sure this is what is actually the correct diagnosis. If so, the most important aspect of treatment is soften the stool with fiber and fluid intake and warm/hot water to relax the muscle spasm. ...Read more

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What can I do with anal fissure?

What can I do with anal fissure?

Avoid Constipation: Keep your stools soft with fiber (metamucil). Drink plenty of water as well. Try tucks pads (witch hazel). May need medicated creams, see your doctor to know what you need to do. ...Read more

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Can a anal fissure heal it's self?

Yes: Most do with high fiber diet and fluids, this will keep your bowels soft and fissures usually heal on their own. For persistent or recurrent fissures treatment with certain topical prescription or compounded creams or even Botox my help....Rarely is surgery needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can an new anal fissure be healed?

Anal fissure: Can be a big pain the arse! But treatment is for symptoms not actual cute. Use witch hazel. Stool softener (colace). ...Read more

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How can you treat anal fissure (tear)?

How can you treat anal fissure (tear)?

First: You need to have an exam by a doctor to know what you have. At home, anal fissure is "treated" by avoiding constipation, take bowel softeners, drink lots of liquids & avoid caffeine and alcohol, warm bath soaks, anesthetic ointment from your doctor, etc. ...Read more

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Fluid from anal fissure. How do I treat this?

Treat the primary: Treat the primary problem, which is the anal fissure. Until then, consider wearing a hygiene pad to protect your under garments. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of a anal fissure?

What are the common symptoms of a anal fissure?

You will know it: If you have it you will know, severe anal pain unable to evacuate, then constipation, occasional bleeding after defecation, tender spot with skin tag at tail bone area, always need to make sure nothing serious like cancer of anal areas ny visiting your doctor. ...Read more

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What medication is good for a small anal fissure?

What medication is good for a small anal fissure?

Proctofoam: Over the counter medicines--anusol hc.

Prescription medicines--nitropaste and a new formula of nitropaste called rectiv. Proctofoam hc also works well.

While treating anal fissure, it is important to keep stool soft with softeners or fiber to help prevent recurrence. Recurrence is nevertheless common, and if one has a lot of trouble, surgical injection of Botox or sphincterotomy may be done. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...Read more