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Is it okay to use a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) even though I have an anal fissure?

Is it okay to use a fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) even though I have an anal fissure?

Yes: It maybe uncomfortable to insert the enema tip but there shouldn't be any problem using the enema. ...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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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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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 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

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Is this an anal fissure? And who do I see if it is?

Is this an anal fissure? And who do I see if it is?

Start at primary Dr.: For anus problems, one can start with her primary care doctor. The doctor can light up the anal area and get a good exam. Most problems can be resolved there. If not resolved, then anal skin problems can be seen by a dermatologist, and internal problems may need a gastroenterologist, protologist, colorectal surgeon, or general surgeon... depending on the type of problem. ...Read more

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How do you get an anal fissure and how can it be cured?

How do you get an anal fissure and how can it be cured?

Diarrhea/constipatio: Either can cause you to have developed an anal fissure, regulate your diet and fluids and most fissures will heal. ...Read more

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I have an anal fissure problem for 3 months. What should I do?

I have an anal fissure problem for 3 months. What should I do?

See a surgeon: You need to see a colorectal surgeon or a general surgeon with anorectal interest and experience. Many times this problem, a tear in the lining of the anus, which retears with every bowel movement, can be managed non surgically. Sometimes surgery is necessary. While awaiting your opinion, eat a balanced diet, stay well hydrated, and use topical anusol as needed for pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does sitting on hardwood benches irritate my anal fissure?

Direct pressure: You are putting direct pressure on inflamed area. It needs to heal before pain will go away. Try shifting your wt from side to side or use hemorrhoids pillow / donut. ...Read more

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How do you know for sure you have a anal fissure. What are the symptoms?

Pain with BM: Painful bm with or without blood in stool. It would take a doctor to see the actual cut in the rectum to diagnose it. ...Read more

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How do you know for sure if you have a anal fissure or if their is something similar to that?

Physical exam: An examination with a doctor can visualize the tear in the anal skin (fissure). You cannot see it yourself. ...Read more

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Can I use neosporin for an anal fissure?

Would not: It is not uncommon to be allergic to this product. This may just make it worse, if that is the case ...Read more

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Do I still have an anal fissure if no spotting?

Anal fissure: Anal fissures will often heal in and become asymptomatic. The problem with them is that they tend to recur. Particularly if you get constipated or have hard stools. Be sure to take stool softener and watch diet and it should stay healed. ...Read more

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Please tell me if anal fissure surgery is painful?

Please tell me if anal fissure surgery is painful?

Typically: Anal surgery can be very uncomfortable. Post-op medications helpful. ...Read more

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Recurring anal fissure. When is it time to consider surgery?

Recurring anal fissure. When is it time to consider surgery?

Chronic anal fissure: Recurrent or chronic anal fissure should rather be assessed by a specialist surgeon or colorectal surgeon. interventions include dilatations, Botox injections or internal sphincterotomy to reduce anal spasm to allow healing and prevent recurrences ...Read more

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I have an anal fissure with lots of pain and bleeding. What do I do

I have an anal fissure with lots of pain and bleeding. What do I do

C a doc: Not much u can at home except make sure ur not constipated. Sitz (soaking in water) also can help. U will need something to help relax the internal sphincter muscle as we do not have control over this and it goes into spasm when it hurts. This leads to not wanting to have bm and leads to constipation which makes the fissure hurt more. It's a bad cycle that needs to break with relaxation of muscle! ...Read more

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Is it better to not walk while having an anal fissure, if walking exacerbates pain?

Is it better to not walk while having an anal fissure, if walking exacerbates pain?

Walking not,,,,: The culprit, constipation and hard stools are, Suggest plenty of water and fiber in your diet. Also suggest Miralax and DSS (stool softeners) If after 1-2 months this doesn't help then see a procrologist ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have a colonoscopy to explore an anal fissure at an atypical location?

Is it necessary to have a colonoscopy to explore an anal fissure at an atypical location?

Yes: Anal fissures usually occur at the anterior and posterior anal verge. Lateral fissures are often associated with other problems such as crohn's disease. An atypical fissure should prompt a complete GI evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I eat fish if I have anal fissure?

Eat fish if you wish: Avoid getting constipated assure your bowel movements are of soft consistency. ...Read more

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Do you know of any anal fissure treatments?

Medications: There are really no effective over-the-counter medications for anal fissures. Proctologists will recommend prescription topical creams that contain either Nitroglycerin or Diltiazem to relax the sphincter muscles. Some even use Botox injections. The last resort is an operation called a lateral internal sphincterotomy (lis). ...Read more

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How does an anal fissure cause constipation?

It usually doesn't: In general, anal fissures do not cause constipation, unless you are intentionally stopping yourself from having a bowel movement because you're aware of the fissure. On the other hand, hard stools that happen when you are constipated can cause a fissure. ...Read more

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What to do for an anal fissure with constipation?

What to do for an anal fissure with constipation?

Softer stool: Treatment for fissure requires making sure stools are soft and bulky as well as use of a topic vasodilator ointment applied to the anus. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a hemorrhoid, or anal fissure?

Have it evaluated: I suppose if you were a contortionist and had a mirror you might figure this out by looking. However, spotting a fissure would not rule out having a hemorrhoid internally that could be your main problem. Having you doc or a GI doc do a formal anoscopy (look at and up your anus) would sort this out. If you just have minor itching down there, local application of emollients like coco butter can help. ...Read more

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How can I safely have anal sex if I have an anal fissure?

Stop temporarily: U need to wait until fissure is all healed. Preferably at least 4 weeks after the pain is gone. Then stay on high fiber diet and stay well hydrated. When resuming sex, make sure to go slow and lots of lube. ...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