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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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I have internal hemorr. & anal fissure. Doc. suggested healing fissure before perf. band ligation. Is it safe to fix hem. first? Got sever. foul odor

I have internal hemorr. & anal fissure. Doc. suggested  healing fissure before perf. band ligation. Is it safe to fix hem. first? Got sever. foul odor

Yes: If the fissure does not heal, yes you can have it fixed safely. Yes it is painful, that is why it called pain in the butt. Make modification in the diet and avoid getting constipation is the key ...Read more

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Im 21wks pregnant and have anal fissure because of hardened stool.what can be used to cure the fissure and is calmoseptine ointment safe for pregnant?

Im 21wks pregnant and have anal fissure because of hardened stool.what can be used to cure the fissure and is calmoseptine ointment safe for pregnant?

Stool softener: The best treatment for an anal fissure is to avoid constipation with a simple stool softener. Natural foods such as prunes or raisins are likely your best bet while you're pregnant, in addition to drinking lots of water and walking more. I would ask your OB about calmoseptine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use suppositories for an anal fissure or just cream externally?I had used just external cream, and it went away, then a hard stool chang

Is it safe to use suppositories for an anal fissure or just cream externally?I had used just external cream, and it went away, then a hard stool chang

Anal fissures no fun: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts in the anus. They can bleed, hurt, & recur, particularly with defecation & any other activity that increases pelvic pressure. Disorders of anal-rectal function, straining at hard stool, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, long distance walks/runs are causative & should be addressed. If stool softeners, fiber, topical rx, & behavior changes don't cure, see a surgeon. ...Read more

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Natural delivery 3 months ago = anal fissure. Heals, comes back. Sitzbths+fiber+water. Just started nifedipine - safe for nursing? Any hope of normalcy?

Natural delivery 3 months ago = anal fissure. Heals, comes back. Sitzbths+fiber+water. Just started nifedipine - safe for nursing? Any hope of normalcy?

Safe: Nifedipine is safe in lactation. Even safer is topical Diltiazem which is a first cousin of nifedipine. Most anal fissures heal in a couple of weeks. If you still have issues after 6 weeks, Botox or surgery is indicated. Meanwhile keep your stool really soft by eating at least 1 cup of fiber one or all bran cereal daily. Good luck. I know it hurts! ...Read more

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Anal fissure diet?

Anal fissure diet?

Easy BM diet: Fissure is a tear in the lining of your anal canal. You need to minimize mechanical stress/ trauma of defecation to heal. Any food known to give you constipation or loose bm should be avoided. Many find adjusting the amt of fiber supplement helpful in achieving the bm consistency that don't hurt as much. Sitz bath and otc meds can promote healing too. If nothing helps, see your doc. ...Read more

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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