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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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I have hemorrhoids anal fissures gastroenterologist gave me ointment symptoms keep returning do I get surgery? I have soft stool have appt wednesday

I have hemorrhoids anal fissures gastroenterologist gave me ointment symptoms keep returning do I get surgery? I have soft stool have appt wednesday

Wait for appointment: Conservative treatment is usually preferred for these issues as there is no guarantee that surgery will make everything rosy. I'd wait to see what your GI doctor says on Weds. ...Read more

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I have had internal hemorrhoids anal fissures for 6 months on off gastro doc gave me cream it keeps going coming back did sizz bath how to fix this?

I have had internal hemorrhoids anal fissures for 6 months on off gastro doc gave me cream it keeps going coming back did sizz bath how to fix this?

Colorectal surgeon: You may want to go back to the gastroenterologist, or check with a colorectal surgeon to be reassessed and have a determination made as to whether you may be a surgical candidate. Good luck, ...Read more

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When I make a bowel movement it takes 2 hours stool is soft not constipated have hemorrhoids anal fissures how will doc fix bowel movement?

When I make a bowel movement it takes 2 hours stool is soft not constipated have hemorrhoids anal fissures how will doc fix bowel movement?

Anal fissure: There is probably a lot of unconscious with holding on your part because of the hemorrhoids and anal fissure causing pain when you have a bowel movement. I would try to make the stools even softer so that it will be difficult for you to take 2 hours to pass a single BM. ...Read more

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

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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What's the best way to relieve pain for a hemorrhoid or anal fissure?

What's the best way to relieve pain for a hemorrhoid or anal fissure?

See your doctor: These are different problems and treatment may also differ. Pain is common with fissure: increase water and fiber intake, use stool softener and sitz baths. Topical nitroglycerine or Diltiazem ointment helps heal fissure. Hemorrhoids don't cause pain unless thrombosed- a firm swelling on the outside of the anus. Fiber, fluids, sitz baths help. Most resolve on their own. ...Read more

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Is it ok to join a swimming class if I have hemorrhoid / an anal fissure?

Go for it!: Swimming will not harm you, nor will it harm anybody in the pool with you. Swimming is great exercise and will do you well. Focus on drinking more water and eating natural fiber to help treat the fissure/hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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Been checked by 3 different doctors. (Had hemorrhoids and anal fissure in past).Docs say not there now. Pain at times. GI say proctalgia f_ poss. What?

Been checked by 3 different doctors. (Had hemorrhoids and anal fissure in past).Docs say not there now. Pain at times. GI say proctalgia f_ poss. What?

Pain in the rectum: Proctalgia mean pain in the rectum so you still can have a spasm in the muscle there try to sit in the top in a nice warm water and see if that will make the pain goes away make sure your bowels are regular ...Read more

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Haven't been to the gym to lift in a month and half (or more) because of constant flared up hemorrhoids. No anal fissure. Do have IBS. Pain is less. CanI?

Haven't been to the gym to lift in a month and half (or more) because of constant flared up hemorrhoids. No anal fissure. Do have IBS. Pain is less. CanI?

Gym: Hard question to answer. Light exercise probably okay but any heavy lifting may make them swell. Check it out with a surgeon to see if they need to be treated ...Read more

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Had bleeding during bowel movements. How can I tell if it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure? Are there home treatments? Or do they go away on their own?

You may be able to: Tell by looking with a mirror if you know what you're looking for. To know for sure, please see your doctor. If there's a fissure there, you may be able to heal it with a healing ointment such as Aquaphor and making sure your bowel movements aren't hard. Hemorrhoids can resolve on their own if you soften your stool and don't need to push as hard, but if the bleeding continues, you need to be checked. ...Read more

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Have another? That's with this. Blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. Not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Could be just an ulcer bleed? Weight loss w/this

Have another? That's with this. Blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. Not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Could be just an ulcer bleed? Weight loss w/this

Need to examine: Unintended weight loss and blood in stool are both serious enough that you need to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between hemorrhoids and an anal fissure?

See below: Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins that occur at the anal opening and can cause bleeding or discomfort. An anal fissure is a tear or crack in the lining of the skin at the anal opening. A fissure is generally quite painful & can bleed a little. See a doctor for an exam to tell the difference. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have hemorrhoids or an anal fissure? Will they heal on their own?

How do I know if I have hemorrhoids or an anal fissure? Will they heal on their own?

By exam by doctor: Your doctor can differentiate by examination, anal fissure is very painful, usually located at tail bone side of anus single, little or no bleeding, most of the time will heal but may take time, hemorrhoids first painless bleeding reduces it self, later will get thrombosed with severe pain, please see you doctor to make sure it is not something else. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do push-up and pull-up exercises while having internal hemorrhoids and Chronic Anal fissure?

Is it ok to do push-up and pull-up exercises while having internal hemorrhoids and Chronic Anal fissure?

Yes: These do not necessarily exclude forms of exertion. I would not hold my breath during the exercises as that puts extra pressure on the roids. ...Read more

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Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Yes: In pediatrics both conditions are usually a result of constipation, which if treated properly will help the fissures and hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Is neo healar effective for external hemorrhoids and anal fissures. Will it cure completely after 3 weeks.?

Is neo healar effective for external hemorrhoids and anal fissures. Will it cure completely after 3 weeks.?

Anal fissure: If anal fissures are present, this product is unlikely to resolve them. This situation should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Red blood. In stool. Dr said he saw small hemorrhoid and anal fissures. But the blood seem to be mixed in the stool. Any thought to this?

Red blood. In stool. Dr said he saw small hemorrhoid and anal fissures. But the blood seem to be mixed in the stool. Any thought to this?

Yes at 22: That is the most common cause at your age, wait till fissure heals and go back to your doctor for follow up, he will evaluate you if you need any endoscopic procedure. ...Read more

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Will hemorrhoids and anal fissures affect pregnancy. There is no bleeding also. Only irritation. It is below the anal region as loose hanging skin piece

Will hemorrhoids and anal fissures affect pregnancy. There is no bleeding also. Only irritation. It is below the anal region as loose hanging skin piece

No, but. ..: No hemorrhoids or fissure will not affect the pregnancy, but pregrenacy does increase intra-abdominal pressure and that can worsen hemorrhoids and anal fissure. Use a natural fiber such as citrucel and eat smart to keep your bowel movements soft and regular to reduce the effects of pregancy on hemorroids and anal fissure. Try not to sit on the toliet very long and try not to strain. ...Read more

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I was told the cause of bright red in my stool could be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures? I do plan to see a doctor first thing tomorrow. Also I experience gassy stomach at times. Pls advice

I was told the cause of bright red in my stool could be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures? I do plan to see a doctor first thing tomorrow. Also I experience gassy stomach at times. Pls advice

Here are some...: Seeing red colored stool deserves an alert to attend it so to figure out what may cause it, but just once with no recurrence at age 20, the odd to have something serious would be much less than that in one at 50-70s. Nonetheless, it is a good idea to follow instructions described in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html and other related articles in the selected categories. Best wish.... ...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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I think I have internal hemorrhoid but could be anal fissure. My stools clearly show "gouging" caused when passing through the rectum. Suggestions?

See your doctor: You could not make this kind of diagnosis based on the shape of the stool there is big difference between a fissure and internal hemorrhoid you might have both go and see your doctor or a colon rectal surgeon they can examined you and tell you exactly what is wrong good luck ...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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This past summer if I miss a meal I get painful intestinal spasms the next day sometimes. Could it be from anal fissure? Hemorrhoids? Rectal STD?

This past summer if I miss a meal I get painful intestinal spasms the next day sometimes. Could it be from anal fissure? Hemorrhoids? Rectal STD?

Unlikely: You may have a acid or digestive problem. Consider reflux, gluten allergy or dairy intolerance. If your weight is normal this is not likely serious. It is it likely due to anything I your rectum. If you are having anal sex you need to be checked for std. Especially if this is unprotected sex. ...Read more

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I'm constipated and think I might have hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Can't go to the doctor for a week. Is it safe to sake Senokot or Miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Both?

I'm constipated and think I might have hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. Can't go to the doctor for a week. Is it safe to sake Senokot or Miralax (polyethylene glycol)? Both?

You can take: Either, but I would recommend Miralax (polyethylene glycol). It dissolves in 8 oz of any fluid, such as water. Until you can see the doctor, you can also apply some healing ointment, such as Aquaphor to your anal area. If it's a fissure, that may even heal it. Working on the constipation is the real factor here, so try to increase the fiber and fluids in your diet...and certainly see your doctor. ...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


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Anal Fissure (Definition)

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