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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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Is there more bleeding from anal fissure if you take aspirin?

Is there more bleeding from anal fissure if you take aspirin?

Yes: Taking Aspirin affects platelet function which is part of the process involved in clotting of blood. Any open wound such as a fissure that bleeds on its own can be affected with increased or prolonged bleeing if taking aspirin. The fissure needs to heal, be operated on or cease the Aspirin until after healed. Check with your doctor before stopping any meds. ...Read more

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My son has a chd and is on aspirin. He has an anal fissure. What should I do?

My son has a chd and is on aspirin. He has an anal fissure. What should I do?

Depends: I assume the fissure is bleeding. In any case, minor bleeding is a common, and very annoying, issue with children on aspirin. In the vast majority of cases, the bleeding will stop without special intervention. But, I would consider giving stool softeners to help make the bowel movements less "traumatic" for the fissure. Please discuss this with the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Hi, my father is 50 yrs old man and he is taking aspirin and other cardiac drugs for chd. Now he is having anal fissure which is not healing?

Hi, my father is 50 yrs old man and he is taking aspirin and other cardiac drugs for chd. Now he is having anal fissure which is not healing?

I don't think: The two conditions are related. Anal fissure comes from tight anal sphincter. Have him go see a colo-rectal surgeon for opinion. ...Read more

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I have diagnosed by anal fissure one month back, there is no bleeding, my dr give doxiproct iwant to take sudocrem antiseptic healing cream.

Listen to your docto: Your doctor examined you and knows your situation best. If you don't want to use the medication recommended, I would talk to him or her and ask if that is alright. ...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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Sir I have anal fissure if I take stool softner then I do not have experience had hard stool, tear in my colon or bleeding. Can I take this stool softne?

Sir I have anal fissure if I take stool softner then I do not have experience had hard stool, tear in my colon or bleeding. Can I take this stool softne?

Anal fissures.: You can certainly take stool softeners, something like Docusate, once daily for a few weeks in an attempt to get the fissure to heal. But I wouldn’t recommend continuing it indefinitely. ...Read more

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I have an anal fissure with lots of pain and bleeding. What do I do

I have an anal fissure with lots of pain and bleeding. What do I do

C a doc: Not much u can at home except make sure ur not constipated. Sitz (soaking in water) also can help. U will need something to help relax the internal sphincter muscle as we do not have control over this and it goes into spasm when it hurts. This leads to not wanting to have bm and leads to constipation which makes the fissure hurt more. It's a bad cycle that needs to break with relaxation of muscle! ...Read more

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Anal fissure is very painful and bleeding. Stools are softer but its hard to pass the.?

Sphincterotomy: Persistent pain and bleeding from anal fissures despite conservative management, is addressed with surgical sphincterotomy to relieve hypertrophic anal sphincter. I hope this will help and good luck. ...Read more

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Do you really need to treat internal hemorrhoid with canasa if you don't have bleeding or symptoms. Just small anal fissure.?

Do you really need to treat internal hemorrhoid with canasa if you don't have bleeding or symptoms. Just small anal fissure.?

Anal fissure: Your anal fissure will need to be treated. The internal hemorrhoids are not bleeding so you can observe them. Life style is your choice. Most patients feel better after treatment. Talk to your surgeon you may continue to watch and see if you get better on your own. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Anal fissure--does bleeding come and go?

Anal fissure--does bleeding come and go?

Maybe, but...: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more

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Would an anal fissure cause very heavy bleeding?

It may: The anal area is very vascular (many smallblood vessels) and a fissure certainly can be painful and cause bleeding. Bleeding from your anus is never normal, so you should get the area checked to assure it is a simple fissure versus some other problem that may be causing rectal bleeding. Good luck. ...Read more

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My brother is suffering from anal fissure for 2 months now and he had told us recently about it. And there is no bleeding, itching or puss just pain.

My brother is suffering from anal fissure for 2 months now and he had told us recently about it. And there is no bleeding, itching or puss just pain.

Might need treatment: Has he been seen by a doctor for this? Keeping from straining, avoiding hard stools, and the use of topical nitroglycerin (a prescription) or diltiazem should be considered as first-line. ...Read more

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If I had surgery for an anal fissure but after twenty days it started bleeding, why?

Worth a reevaluation: I'd call the surgeon's office--they would likely want to see you again to figure this out. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with anal fissure as source of bleeding for 5 years, failing to heal, no pain though. Fair diagnosis?

Diagnosed with anal fissure as source of bleeding for 5 years, failing to heal, no pain though. Fair diagnosis?

At 23 not likely: But Squamous cell carcinomas of anal canal mimics anal fissure, could be missed if biopsy is not done in long standing cases and in older age group (not at 23). Anal fissure of 5 years is too long speak to your doctor for alternative therapy svn surgery and biopsy of the area. ...Read more

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Surgery for anal fissure done last sat. One week later bleeding while passing stools. Fresh blood just flowing. Is it from fissure or from the UC? Hel

Surgery for anal fissure done last sat. One week later bleeding while passing stools. Fresh blood just flowing. Is it from fissure or from the UC? Hel

Anal Fissure Repair: Most likely the bright red blood is still from the surgery to fix the anal fissure. As you know it is in a difficult place to heal and having bleeding a week later is not unusual. Make a call to your surgeon for advice. ...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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How could someone know if they had Peritonitis? Are there always symptoms? Or should I go to the doctors to check? I experienced bleeding while in bathroom. Anal Fissure or Colon Perforation? Thanks.

How could someone know if they had Peritonitis? Are there always symptoms? Or should I go to the doctors to check? I experienced bleeding while in bathroom. Anal Fissure or Colon Perforation? Thanks.

Peritonitis Symtoms: Peritonitis will cause excruciating pain and usually associated with infection in the abdomen. Bleeding can be from hemorrhoids. Anal fissures tend to cause a lot of anal pain. Doubtful that you have colonic perforation. When you see a doctor, they should find a cause for blood per rectum by simple examination and perhaps colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Last friday I was diagnosed with anal fissure surgery but d pain and bleeding has nt stopped cant even pass stools coz of palpitation and chest ache?

Last friday I was diagnosed with anal fissure surgery but d pain and bleeding has nt stopped cant even pass stools coz of palpitation and chest ache?

Call your surgeon: If you had surgery last week, call your surgeon. If not, call your doctor today. They'll take the call. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Severe pain possible anal fissure w/some bleeding for 5 months. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) softened too much. Citrucel = fissure pain back. OK to alternate both meds?

Severe pain possible anal fissure w/some bleeding for 5 months. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) softened too much. Citrucel = fissure pain back. OK to alternate both meds?

Several possibls: First you can reduce the dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to whatever level it needs to be to prevent you from being loose. You can also used scheduled emptying to be sure the lower bowel stays as empty as possible for as long as needed to heal. Twice a day works for most. Avoid the foods that plug like apples, pasta, bananas, and enjoy fruits that loosen if it helps. (Peaches, plums, prunes) ...Read more

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Passing stool I've had rectum bleeding on toilet paper after wipe no blood and I've noticed on my stool there's blood anal fissure? Or hemorrhoids?

Passing stool I've had rectum bleeding on toilet paper after wipe no blood and I've noticed on my stool there's blood anal fissure? Or hemorrhoids?

Blood in stool: Blood in the stool is called hematochezia, and there are several causes for this. Small amounts of bright red blood in the stool is commonly caused by damage to the blood vessels lining the rectum from constipation or other trauma. Rectal bleeding associated with large amounts of blood, weight loss, fever, vomiting, weakness, etc. Is cause for concern and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Had bleeding during bowel movements. How can I tell if it is hemorrhoids or anal fissure? Are there home treatments? Or do they go away on their own?

You may be able to: Tell by looking with a mirror if you know what you're looking for. To know for sure, please see your doctor. If there's a fissure there, you may be able to heal it with a healing ointment such as Aquaphor and making sure your bowel movements aren't hard. Hemorrhoids can resolve on their own if you soften your stool and don't need to push as hard, but if the bleeding continues, you need to be checked. ...Read more

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I have thin stool occasionally and pain in the right lumbar region. Blood in stool sometimes. Went to doctor for bleeding and was told is anal fissure?

I have thin stool occasionally and pain in the right lumbar region. Blood in stool sometimes. Went to doctor for bleeding and was told is anal fissure?

Confusing question: An anal fissure is either evident on physical exam or suspected by the bright red blood that coats the stool as it exits. Blood from higher in the intestines has time to break down and begin to darken or gel. Bleeding from the esophagus or stomach would be partially digested by acid and enzymes and be black or coffee ground in appearan I can't put together the issue of lumbar pain and bloody stool. ...Read more

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I was checked out by my doctor and she said I have an anal fissure. My question is, do anal fissures bleed a lot? And do they cause blood clots?

I was checked out by my doctor and she said I have an anal fissure. My question is, do anal fissures bleed a lot? And do they cause blood clots?

Depends: There are a lot of qualitative terms in your question.

Anal fissures normall cause bleeding that you see on the toilet paper or toilet bowl. A small drop of blood in a large bowl of water can seem like a lot of blood.

Depends on how you are rating what a lot of blood is, when and where you are seeing it and other symptoms.

Blood clots are not typical for a fissure, but possible. ...Read more

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Too much blood for an anal fissure? Does it just bleed a tiny amount?

Too much blood for an anal fissure? Does it just bleed a tiny amount?

Usually small amount: Typically anal fissures will produce a small amount of bright red blood on the toilet paper after a bowel movement. Hallmark symptom is a burning, stinging pain after a bowel movement. If it doesn't hurt, it's not a fissure. ...Read more

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I was told by doc that I have anal fissure but I don't bleed. Is that true and if yes how long will it heal up?

I was told by doc that I have anal fissure but I don't bleed. Is that true and if yes how long will it heal up?

Anal fissure: Anal fissures may or may not bleed. Usually they will heal in about two weeks provided you have sits bath, other medications as advised by your doctor. ...Read more

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Male. Pretty confident I have anal fissure. I bleed when ever I have a hard stool. What to do?

These steps: First, see a doctor to make sure this is just a fissure. If it is an anal fissure, it may resolve by adding fiber to diet (and drinking plenty of water), sitz bath (sitting in warm water for 10 min 2 times a day), and topical ointments for pain control.
If not improved, the next step is using some special ointments that will help the muscle of the anus relax (and so will let the fissure heal). ...Read more

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Could an anal fissure bleed without bowel movement?

Yes: Yes if the fissure is bleeding you don't need stool to make it worse. There can be small droplets of blood in the toilet water.
I would see a gastroenterologist or colon rectal surgeon for full diagnosis ...Read more

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How much should an anal fissure bleed?

A lot: Anal fissures can bleed a lot. Blood drips into the toilet and turns the water red. Treatment is stool softeners (like miralax). If stools are pudding-like consistency without chunks, it will heal. If not healing, it's important to make sure it's a normal fissure before seeing surgeon. See a gastroenterologist to make sure not fistula or other pathology from crohn's disease first. ...Read more

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I have anal fissure at 6'O clock position. It doesn't bleed now nor does is it painful. Should I use psyllium husk prescribed to me.?

Yes most common site: Near tail bone site, yes use it eat high fibre diet and plenty of fluid, will take time to heal, don't be anxious will heal ...Read more

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Have another? That's with this. Blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. Not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Could be just an ulcer bleed? Weight loss w/this

Have another? That's with this. Blood in stool, minuscule 3 days now. Not hemorrhoid or anal fissure. Could be just an ulcer bleed? Weight loss w/this

Need to examine: Unintended weight loss and blood in stool are both serious enough that you need to see a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have anal fissure gastroenterologist said it will take 12 weeks to heal I have a colonoscopy next week friday can this usually be fixed during it?

Anal fissure: They cannot be fixed by a colonoscopy. What they are likely looking for is to rule out inflammatory bowel disease as a cause of your fissure. They are generally treated conservatively with stool softeners, laxatives and fiber, if not healing then there are medications and creams that can be used to relax the anal sphincter to promote healing. Last resort is surgery. ...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