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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 long is it supposed to it take for an anal fissure to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for an anal fissure to heal?

Depends: On what you are doing. Can take many days or a few weeks. Bowel softeners to avoid straining and constipation, warm baths, local anesthetic ointment from your doctor, avoid rubbing or scratching the area, dink lots of liquids, avoid caffeine & alcohol that are dehydrating, etc. ...Read more

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Sir i m suffering from anal fissure from last one year i have got two small muscel out side my anal and its very painfual day by day it is incresasing?

Sir i m suffering from anal fissure from last one year i have got two small muscel out side my anal and its very painfual day by day it is incresasing?

Anal fistula: You either have an infection in the fissure or the fissure has become a fistula. Either way you have to see the colo-rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a bleeding anal fissure to heal?

How long does it take for a bleeding anal fissure to heal?

Depends: If the fissure is acute and shallow, correction of an abnormal bowel issue will resolve it in 2-3 weeks. A chronic fissure may stop bleeding but may not heal without surgical correction. You need to be properly evaluated with a discussion of your diet, fluid intake, bowel pattern and confirming the diagnosis with followup to confirm actually healing even if the symptoms resolve. See a colorectal. ...Read more

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Advice for healing anal fissure on the pereneum side on outside. What can I do at home and how long does it take to heal?

Advice for healing anal fissure on the pereneum side on outside. What can I do at home and how long does it take to heal?

Anal fissure: Take sitz baths at least teo to three times a day. After bath apply an anestetic ointment. You should also modify your diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables, high fiber cereal, lots of figs, prunes and dates as well as legumes. Reduce milk and milk products in your diet. ...Read more

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I had anal fissure 2 months ago because of constipation. I am still getting problem and I need to know how long it takes to get cure?

I had anal fissure 2 months ago because of constipation. I am still getting problem and I need to know how long it takes to get cure?

Usually 2-3 wks: fissures lasting more than 6 wks are chronic but treatment is still effective. watch your diet, use good hygiene and be patient. Increase your liguid intake and use sitz baths. Ask your doctor what other options are available to you. ...Read more

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How long does an anal fissure take to heal? Ithink I kept retearing it when I have a BM by the way I sat on the toilet.sentinel pile is still there.

Depends: Without surgery and with adequate treatment not all chronic fissures will heal. If it does not heal in 8 weeks with treatment you may need to resort to surgery. The sentinel pile will not go away without surgery. ...Read more

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I have an anal fissure, but i sit all day for my job, how long is ok to sit?

15-30 minutes: Most people are sitting more ad more for jobs today so you are not alone. Try taking a short break every 15-30 minutes to stand up stretch your legs. Focus away from your monitor. You need to relax and circulate the blood in you body. This may help you improve your concentration for your job as well. ...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)

Anal fissure is a condition where there is a tear in the tissue lining the anus or lower rectum. This ...Read more