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How To Avoid Anal Fissures
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
How to heal anal fissure? Was prescribed nitroglycerin? How does one get an anal fissure? Tense anal muscles. How to eliminate the source so can heal
Anal fissure: The physiology of a chronic fissure is this: the internal sphincter muscle is an involuntary sphincter. It relaxes when the rectum is distended secondary to a bowel movement. Once the stool comes down and hits the fissure..The base of the fissure is the internal sphincter muscle. It spasms , funnelling the anal canal putting pressure anteriorly and posteriorly. The result..Pain and chronic fissure. ...Read more
Puborectalis&external anal sphincter dyssynergia that cause me to strain.I do physiotherapy that involves strain.how to avoid hemerrhoids to develop?
Suggest specialist: specialist within Gastroenterology esp in field of Motility would be best able to address concerns of dyssynergia (assuming diagnosis was made on manometry) and rule out other confounding factors. Besides physiotherapy, use possible stool softener, avoid toilet paper, use non-alcohol baby wipes/shower to remove irritants, and possible application Balmex - happy to rv prior workup &consult further ...Read more
Depends: On the cause of the fistula in the first place. Maintain a consistent bowel pattern and avoiding constipation or diarrhea is the best you can do. If the fistula is relate to crohn's disease, keeping your disease in remission by taking your maintenance meds without fail, is the best you can do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I prevent anal fissures and hemorrhoids? Are there certain exercises i can do to help prevent them?
Diet not exercise: Anal fissures are caused by passing large, hard stools. Hemorrhoids are due to straining to pass hard constipated stools, straining, heavy lifting... Be sure you are drinking plenty of water daily and getting plenty of fiber in your diet. Exercise will not prevent either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain: Anal fissures tend to be very painful. Hemorrhoids are usually only painful if they are thrombosed. A thrombosed hemorrhoid usually presents with a large, tender bump on the anal area. Fissure usually presents with pain with bowel movements and bright red blood. People often describe a sensation like razor blades or knives when they pass stool. ...Read more
Risk increases: With chronic fissures, you would be more at risk to develop a possible fistula than a person without chronic fissures. Get the fissure treated and controlled, and your risk would decrease of any possible fistula formation. Other than that, there is not much else you can do. Be well, best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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