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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

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 treat anal fissures?

How do you treat anal fissures?

Local medications: Need to have soft stools. Use stool softness if constipated. May use either local anesthetic creams or nitro glycerine or Nifedipine creams. ...Read more

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How can I treat a chronic anal fissure help!?

How can I treat a chronic anal fissure help!?

Surgery: The ultimate cure is surgical but if for some reason you cant or do not wish to do so the best would be to avoid straining with your bowel movements. Stool softeners. Avoiding injecting constipation of binding foods like yams and dried meats. ...Read more

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How is an anal fissure generally treated?

How is an anal fissure generally treated?

Successfully: A new or 'acute' fissure will often respond to simple measures such as softening of the stools (increased water & fiber intake, a mild laxative) and a topical anesthetic. However, a more chronic fissure may be treated with a topical medication to relax the sphincter spasm and allow healing. This works less than 2/3 of the time. When it fails, a small outpatient operation is usually successful. ...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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I have an anal fissure its getting worst cause I always scratch it.Is there anything beside topic drugs to treat or remove it?

Yes: One option is surgery. The other option to consider before surgery is Botox injection in the anus. This is done in the office and in many cases helps the anal fissure to heal. This procedure is done by colorectal surgeons. It is better to see a colorectal surgeon to make sure that this is really anal fissure and no other problem. ...Read more

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I have a chronical anal fissure that its symptoms appear once every several months and go away the same day. Do I have to treat it surgically ?

I have a chronical anal fissure that its symptoms appear once every several months and go away the same day. Do I have to treat it surgically ?

No...: Anal fissure usually is symptomatic for continuous periods of time. Episodic symptoms like you describe speak against the diagnosis. Perhaps you are experiencing periodic hemorrhoid flare-ups. Good luck! ...Read more

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I suffer from anal fissure. I took botox to treat it 3 months ago.But l am still suffering. At this moment, its worse as neverbefore and its burning. Help!

See PCP first.: Anal fissure is a painful disorder caused by frequent diarrhea such as those from crohn's disease, hard stools, etc. There are otc remedies from jojoba oil, wheatgrass and prescribed ointments with hydrocortisone.You have to treat the underlying cause first. If untreated and severe, surgery may have to be done. See your pcp first who can make proper referral. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat an anal fissure without going to the doctor?

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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Pain while passing stool from a cut in anal opening? (anal fissure maybe?) how do I treat and reduce pain?

Pain while passing stool from a cut in anal opening? (anal fissure maybe?) how do I treat and reduce pain?

You need: To soak in a warm tub of water for 15-20 minutes, drink plenty of alcohol free/caffeine free fluids, 80-100 ounces and make an appointment with a colon and rectal surgeon. ...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