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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

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 do you get lupus and can it be cured?

How do you get lupus and can it be cured?

Unknown cause: Lupus(systemic lupus erythematosus)is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any organ system of the body.Although we know that changes in some genes may put someone at increased risk for lupus, we can't predict who will develop this since it involves an immune system that was at risk that was then hit with unknown environmental trigger(s).It cannot be cured but it can be put into remission. ...Read more

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How can you treat a possible hemorrhoid?

How can you treat a possible hemorrhoid?

What to do: It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to >. ...Read more

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What is bacterial vaginosis? How can you get it and how can it be cured for good?!

What is bacterial vaginosis? How can you get it and how can it be cured for good?!

BV: The bacteria which cause BV are always present in the vagina, they just overgrow. Antibiotic use or douching can cause them to overgrow. BV is not an STD. One cure to to take metronidazole. ...Read more

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Can sebaceous Nevus turn to cancer? If so how likely? And how often should it be checked.. I'm scared what should I do

Can sebaceous Nevus turn to cancer? If so how likely? And how often should it be checked..  I'm scared what should I do

Remove the lesions: As I may have mentioned earlier, the lesions need to be excised. Even though the lesions are benign, they will grow. ...Read more

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How can you tell if its hemorrhoids or worms?

How can you tell if its hemorrhoids or worms?

Hemorrhoids vs worms: A hemorrhoid is a enlarged vein at the anus or in the lower rectum. Internal hemorrhoids are deep to the anus. External hemorrhoids are outside of the anus. A hemorrhoid is a bump that can cause pain, bleeding and may be itchy. Pinworm are intestinal parasites (enterobius vermicularis). Symptoms can include gastrointestinal upset, anal or vaginal itchiness, loss of appetite, difficulty >. ...Read more

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How can you treat a hemorrhoid?

Hemorrhoid help: I agree w dr. Hoepfner. It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture well. Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is cholera, how is it treated and can you get over it?

Can you tell me what is cholera, how is it treated and can you get over it?

Severe diarrhea: Cholera is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria vibrio cholera, transmitted by drinking contaminated water. It causes severe watery diarrhea that leads to rapid dehydration, shock and death if not aggressively treated. The most important treatment is intravenous or oral rehydration. This is a disease that occurs in epidemics. There's no cholera in kennebunk, maine, i can promise! ...Read more

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Hpv how do you get it and how is it treated?

Hpv how do you get it and how is it treated?

Sex, observation: Hpv is sexually transmitted. It can causes changes on your cervix which if are low risk may resolve when your body produces antibodies to it. However if high risk if not treated with biopsies it can progress to cervical cancer. ...Read more

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If you have gential warts and it pops is it highly possible to be infected? What treatment or medications will i need ?

If you have gential warts and it pops is it highly possible to be infected? What treatment or medications will i need ?

Genital warts: Genital warts don't pop. If you have something that pops it might be molluscum contageosum. See your dermatologist or gynecologist for diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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How will i know what does ALS do to you and can it be cured?

How will i know what does ALS do to you and can it be cured?

Lou Gehrig's disease: Als is a disease affecting the nerve cell body, causes weakness, muscle wasting, and fasciculations or fluttering of the muscles. It can affect mobility, swallowing, and breathing. There is no known cure to date, and the prognosis is often very poor. We believe it is a disorder of "misfolded proteins", similar in some ways to alzheimer's and parkinson's, but a far rarer condition, fortunately. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have acute vaginitis and how can you get rid or help it?

What does it mean to have acute vaginitis and how can you get rid or help it?

Vaginitis: Douching and baths can help, Fluids and Tylenol for pain every 4 hrs. If discharge occurs, you can apply mycolog cream twice a day. If you develop pain on urination, you would need to get a urine culture to check for bladder infection. If not better after a few days of treatment, get appt with GYN MD to check for fungal infection, more specific type of vaginitis. ...Read more

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Can you have anal sex if it was difficult to do a colonscopy?

Can you have anal sex if it was difficult to do a colonscopy?

Its all: up to the person with adequate relaxation and lubrication possibly colonoscopy is not a sexual event so it may be more anxiety provoking so more rectal tension. good luck be careful ...Read more

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What to do if I have a hemorroid and a fissure how long will it take for them to go away?

What to do if I have a hemorroid and a fissure how long will it take for them to go away?

Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoids should be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hemorrhoids or if this is just an anal tear?

How to tell if I have hemorrhoids or if this is just an anal tear?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems. Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more

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What will I do with external hemmoroid to be gone?

What will I do with external hemmoroid to be gone?

Topical treatment: Use fiber and stool softeners. Soak in a warm bath, clean the area with alcohol pads and use hemorrhoidal ointments. ...Read more

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How can someone get a spinal abscess and what can be done about it?

How can someone get a spinal abscess and what can be done about it?

Through the blood: Spinal abscess may occur after surgery but most commonly are caused by bacteria that gets into the blood from another source. It requires aggressive treatment with powerful antibiotics and often will require urgent surgery to prevent damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots. ...Read more

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How do you get penis cancer? How do you get it, and how can you tell if it is cancer?

How do you get penis cancer? How do you get it, and how can you tell if it is cancer?

Look for any growth: Any new growth would be suspect as potential cancer. Your doctors can help with the diagnosis. Sometimes they have to do a biopsy of any new growth if it does not settle down in 2 weeks. The cause of this cancer is not always clear cut. ...Read more

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How do you get diagnosed as having microscopic colitis, and how would you catch it?

How do you get diagnosed as having microscopic colitis, and how would you catch it?

Need GI consult: This is a diagnosis based on biopsies from colonoscopy. Usually colon looks reasonably healthy but under the microscope, pathologist can find changes. It is very treatable. Main symptom is chronic diarrhea. Please see a GI physician. ...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)

A condition where there is a tear in the tissue lining the anus or lower rectum which ...Read more