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I have a family history of rather bad anal fissures. Therefore do you think I have anal fissures?

I have a family history of rather bad anal fissures. Therefore do you think I have anal fissures?

Anal fissures: Just having a family history of a disease does not mean you will get the same disease and an absence of a family history does not mean you won't get it. Unless you have symptoms of anal fissures which include pain upon defecation, blood on the outside of the stool or toilet paper difficulty with starting bowel movements because of pain I would say the answer is no. ...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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My 5 month old baby has a two really bad anal fissures (i can see the tears) what can I use that is natural to help heal them?

My 5 month old baby has a two really bad anal fissures (i can see the tears) what can I use that is natural to help heal them?

Stool softeners: Anal fissures, especially in children, are often caused by sigificant constipation and large stools. A mild stool softener like docusate, karo syrup, or even a very low dose of milk of magnesia can take care of the constipation and get her bowels regular again. Goal is to get the stools the consistency of toothpaste. In the interim, an ointment like a&d or desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) should soothe her sore bottom. ...Read more

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What causes anal fissures and hemorrhoids to smell so bad besides having stool get stuck on it?

What causes anal fissures and hemorrhoids to smell so bad besides having stool get stuck on it?

Odors are a function: Of the foods you are eating and poor local hygeine. Another possibility is an infection due the fissure but you would have pretty bad pain and possible fever as well. ...Read more

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I had anal fissure -lis surg on tues. After 1 very tough bm yest and one semi tough today. Pain is bad just like fissure symptoms. Did surg not work?

Too early: You ate only 3 days after surgery. Healing takes time. Use warm bath soaks & avoid constipation. Follow up with your surgeon soon about the healing. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with an anal fissure. Is it bad for healing to swim in a pool or hot tub?

I've been diagnosed with an anal fissure. Is it bad for healing to swim in a pool or hot tub?

No: Most fissures heal with time and keeping your bowel movements soft, swimming or hot tub won't hurt (hot tub might even help) by relaxing your internal sphincter allowing greater blood flow to your fissure. ...Read more

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Nupercainal worked well for anal fissure but I switched to the generic dibucaine. Why does the generic burn so bad?

Different formula: The difference may be in the formulation. It may have a different carrier or the ph (acidity) may be different. ...Read more

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Is it possible with an anal fissure burning rectally so bad that its possible to have vaginal burning as well? Urine test today just incase uti?

Yes: Anal fissure can be literally a pain in the butt. It cause quite a bit of pain but if the pain continue to worsen please see your surgeon. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w an anal fissure. No bleeding, & prolapsed hemorrhoid. Being treated now w nifedipine. Thinking its the prolapse. Burning so bad?

I was diagnosed w an anal fissure. No bleeding, & prolapsed hemorrhoid. Being treated now w nifedipine. Thinking its the prolapse. Burning so bad?

Fissures hurt.: Anal fissures hurt really bad. They burn and take time to heal. Use the Nifedipine as directed by your doctor. They use it to relax the sphincter which when too tight causes skin breakdown. ...Read more

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Colorectal surgeon said I have obvious posterior anal fissure & gave cream to heal. What does obvious posterior mean? Is it really bad? Healing well.

Colorectal surgeon said I have obvious posterior anal fissure & gave cream to heal. What does obvious posterior mean? Is it really bad? Healing well.

Obvious means seen: Obvious just means that the fissure was easily detected on his exam. Not a bad thing, just proof of a solid diagnosis. Continue your treatment. ...Read more

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AM on invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate). Also anal fissure last year. Why do I often smell out of butt. Sometimes diet causes bad stool and I have to keep wiping?

AM on invega sustenna (paliperidone palmitate). Also anal fissure last year. Why do I often smell out of butt. Sometimes diet causes bad stool and I have to keep wiping?

Proctologist: In view of the frequency of your anal problems it would be best to be evaluated and treated by a proctologist or a colonrectal SURGEON and be put on a steady regimen with follow-up visits as well. Dietary advice for your bowel problems can also be addressed by these specialists. ...Read more

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Saw PCP recently. Said I had a small anal fissure. Gave me suppositories and some numbing agent (and cream for hemorrhoids).Saw slight blood today. Bad?

Saw PCP recently. Said I had a small anal fissure. Gave me suppositories and some numbing agent (and cream for hemorrhoids).Saw slight blood today. Bad?

Relax the sphincter: Fissure form due to anal sphincter muscles pulling against each other tearing the mucosa and forming the fistula.
Relaxing the muscles with nifedipine ointment is the best therapy. ...Read more

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On Rx Miralax (polyethylene glycol) to help with constipation. On day 2 & I noticed an anal fissure that hurts bad. Should I call my gi about this or treat it myself?

On Rx Miralax (polyethylene glycol) to help with constipation. On day 2 & I noticed an anal fissure that hurts bad. Should I call my gi about this or treat it myself?

Watch for a day or 2: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) will also help a fissure by treating constipation. Sitting in a hot water bath for ten minutes three times a day will also help. If you are having any additional symptoms or not getting better in am couple of days call your doctor. ...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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What can be done for anal fissures?

Anal fissures?: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Anusol for anal fissures?

Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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How much do anal fissures bleed?

Usually mild: It is not the bleeding with most anal fissures that is the problem--it is the intense and severe pain, which can be difficult to control. ...Read more

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Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

Part of Treatment: Anal fissures are usually related to passing hard constipated stool or other trauma to the anal canal. Keeping your stools soft with fiber (metamucil) is only part of the treatment. Drink plenty of water as well. May need medicated creams to help as well, see your doctor to know what you need to do. ...Read more

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Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures?

Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures?

Ok to use Proctofoam: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Will daflon help with anal fissures?

Will daflon help with anal fissures?

Not in my book: Daflon is a medication for chronic venous insufficiency anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus as far as I know there is no connection and I have never suggest that for anal fissure best treatment for anal fissure keep bowels soft and use sitz bath (warm water in bath tub) and see a doctor for medication and possible surgery ...Read more

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Which remedy to use for anal fissures?

Several Options: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxatives. Witch hazel (tucks (witch hazel) pads) can help. Some relief in a day or two usually. It may take several weeks for the fissure to heal completely. Sometimes fissures heal without treatment. May require surgery. ...Read more

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I keep getting anal fissures and haemorrhoids?

I keep getting anal fissures and haemorrhoids?

See doc: You need to see a doctor for an examination. You may be instructed to adjust your diet a little to prevent straining and hard stool. ...Read more

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Help please! Could brown beans heal anal fissures?

A cup of standard: Brown beans has 12 grams of fiber. While the brown beans will not heal your fissure they can help with constipation (as long as you hydrate well enough). By not having large, hard, dry feces being passed -it gives the fissure a chance to heal without being split back open again. ...Read more

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What are some of the best creams for anal fissures?

What are some of the best creams for anal fissures?

Cream (s): I usually recommend a nitroglycerin-based ointment. Also, some pharmacies can make up their own concoction with the collaboration of your doctor. This is called a compounding pharmacy. Perhaps talk with your local compounding pharmacist to see if they have a formulation that is helpful. It is vitally important that you find out why you're having this problem and prevent it/let it heal. Good luck ...Read more

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What to do if I have anal fissures that keeps coming back?

What to do if I have anal fissures that keeps coming back?

Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Do minor anal fissures require surgery or medical attention?

Do minor anal fissures require surgery or medical attention?

Medical tx may help: Many anal fissures can be treated with conservative therapy - drink plenty of water, eat a high fiber diet, take a fiber supplement, use topical agents like witch-hazel, anusol.... Surgery is reserved for failed medical therapy. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have anal fissures, haemorrhoids or something else?

Get a proper and: Thorough history and exam by your doctor or a colon and rectal surgeon. The symptoms of each may be similar but the treatment of each can be somewhat different. Get an expert to confirm your suspicions and recommend the appropriate treatment. ...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