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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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Have anal tear been soaking butt in warm water & been having better bms. Just wondering why dr told me to do that and if it has helped my bms?

Have anal tear been soaking butt in warm water & been having better bms. Just wondering why dr told me to do that and if it has helped my bms?

Clean and dry: You have an anal tear and have been doing site bath with improvement. The advantage of soaking the bottom in warm water is to get clean and dry. It is difficult to keep the are clean when you have a tear or prolapsing hemorrhoid. Keep up the good work and the healing will occur. ...Read more

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Have anal tear, is it still okay to exercise? If so what kind?

Have anal tear, is it still okay to exercise? If so what kind?

Yes: Exercise should have no effect on an anal fissure (tear). You should seek out a general or colo-rectal surgeon for treatment, which can be medical or surgical. ...Read more

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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

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Have anal tear, what are the signs that it's healing up?

Have anal tear, what are the signs that it's healing up?

Pain and bleeding: The most likely symptoms of an active fissure are pain and bleeding. The resolution of these symptoms indicate healing. Itching may indicate partial healing and can remain a bothersome feature. High fiber diets and increased water intake with or without stool softeners can help but if the symptoms persist, you may need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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Have anal tear, what does occasional itchiness at my butthole mean?

Anal Itch: This can be a number of things, but often is yeast infection, healing sensations from the teat (known in medicine as a fissure); it can be nerve sensations when the raw skin is in contact with the paper you use to wipe or the stool itself. ...Read more

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Have anal tear, what does occasional itchiness at the butthole mean?

Inflammation: Itchiness is a normal part of the healing process and is in part use to inflammation and histamine release. While some otc preparations with steroids such as anucort may help to ease the itching, it may also slow healing. There are many causes for a fissure. Have you discussed with your primary care physician? ...Read more

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Have healing anal tear, is it possible to get another tear while the other one is healing?

Have healing anal tear, is it possible to get another tear while the other one is healing?

It's possible: Go for an evaluation with your doc, to discuss medical and possible surgical intervention for your anal/rectal problems. Diet change, particularly lower fats, lower gluten, may help. Increasing local care with daily to twice daily shower, hairdryer the area, desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) salves, and bowel regimen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have anal tear, can it start to bleeding again after it stopped day before? Can pain from it get worse when it wasn't too bad to begin with? And why?

Yes: The bleeding can be intermittent. Avoid hard bowel movements, take over the counter stool softener and soak your bottom in warm water for about 15-20 min. The pain can increase the spasm of the sphincter muscle which inturn can cause more pain specially during a bowel movement. If symptoms are not getting better you need an evaluation by your physician amd possibly referral to a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have hemorrhoids or if this is just an anal tear?

How to tell if I have hemorrhoids or if this is just an anal tear?

Hemmorhoids: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help

there are dietary, behavioral, hygiene modifications as well as procedures that can help with these common problems.

Both constipation and diarrhea can lead to this condition as well

it is best if you consult with a general or colorectal surgeon to help with this matter. ...Read more

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Have stinging and itching at my anus, are these signs that my anal tear is healing?

Have stinging and itching at my anus, are these signs that my anal tear is healing?

Anal fissure: Stinging and itching are more likely to by sign/symptom of fungal irritation. Okay to use anti-fungal powder. Okay to get evaluated by your doc. You may need an exam under anesthesia to get accurate diagnosis and plan of care. Correct constipation with bowel regimen. Be well. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have careful anal sex after a month from the anal tear healing? A month of medication & wait another month to make sure the tear is safe?

Is it ok to have careful anal sex after a month from the anal tear healing? A month of medication & wait another month to make sure the tear is safe?

Ask your surgeon: The tear may be related to trauma, constipation, and scarring. Best to talk with your doctors who treated your anal tear. They know your case best and will give you best advise on decreasing your risk for recurrence. ...Read more

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What does it mean when anal tear happens but there's no pain?

Depends where it is: The line where the rectum begins is called the dentate line. A tear above this line does not hurt; a tear below it causes pain. See http://www2b.Biglobe. Ne.Jp/~dr-ok/zkouzou. Html. ...Read more

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Anal tear bleeds every time I go to the restroom. How long will this last?

Anal tear bleeds every time I go to the restroom. How long will this last?

This tear will: Keep re-opening as long as you are straining at large, hard, difficult to pass, infrequent bowel movements. In order to let it heal, consider softening your stools through diet (increase intake of stone fruits and their juices) or via medication (PEG 3350 vs Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide).) Your doctor can help guide you through your struggles with anal fissures. ...Read more

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Went to dr have anal tear, now not feeling too good. What is normal to feel with anal tear and what is not?

Can be very painful: Pain, specially during and after a bm. It causes spasms of the sphincter muscle like getting charlie-horse. You may see some blood with a bowel movement. It takes couple of days to get better after starting treatment. Please refer to my previous answer. Hope you feel better. Remember to take warm soaks and you can do them 4-5 tines a day. ...Read more

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Went to dr have anal tear what is best way to help it heal, how do I know it's getting better, how would I know if it's getting worse?

Tear or fissure: Is best treated with hi fiber diet, eliminate caffeine and alcohol, drink 80-100 ounces fluid daily and use prescription topical agent (numerous available) follow up with your doctor in 4-6 weeks is necessary to confirm healing. See a colorectal surgeon for more specific advice. ...Read more

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Can anal tear cause irritation in the vagina?

Can anal tear cause irritation in the vagina?

Tear location: If the location of the tear is anterior midline of the anus then it could give inflammation of the vagina otherwise other locations will not affect the vagina. ...Read more

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Do glycerin suppositories dry out rectum increasing chance of anal tear?

Do glycerin suppositories dry out rectum increasing chance of anal tear?

Shouldn't: As long as the suppository is lubed, and inserted carefully, it shouldn't cause a tear. Doubt it will dry out the rectum either - it's very humid in there, with no exposure to ambient air. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I hav anal fissure on and off since 2 years now anal tear is still present if I hav constipation than it will painful I felt anus is very hard?

I hav anal fissure on and off since 2 years now anal tear is still present if I hav constipation than it will painful I felt anus is very hard?

Non healing: Anal lesions need medical attention, avoid constipation eat high fibre diet, stool softeners, plenty of fluids will heal in most of the time, See your doctor, some times you need biopsy of the area. ...Read more

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How to tell if there is a half a cup of blood in the toilet after urinating from an anal tear?

Estimate: Your doctor may have asked you to look for bleeding with a known anal tear. You will need to estimate how much bleeding with an anal tear and bleeding. It is unusual to loose a lot of blood. The important steps are to use stool softeners. With this your bleeding will stop. Be well. ...Read more

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Have itching and irritation in my vagina, could this be caused by my anal tear? If not, what should I do about it?

See your doctor.: It could be anything from a yeast infection to an allergy to one of many possible substances. Let your doctor make a precise diagnosis and prescribe a specific treatment. ...Read more

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Every time my stool is thick, I feel that my anal fissure tears again. It hurts for a few days then goes away after the defecation is smoother. Is surgery needed?

No: If u get better with diet modification, no surgery is needed. Add some fiber and it will help as well. U should b getting close to 30g of fiber per day. ...Read more

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Have anal tear, wondering how to make the raw feeling I have after bowel movement go away?

Stool softener: Keeping your stools soft, though adequate intake of water and fiber laxatives may help. You may try over the counter treatment to relieve pain. If the lesion persists for six weeks or more, it would be time to see your doctor. Consult this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/tc/anal-fissure-topic-overview. ...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?

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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Used fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) while on kneens with but up. Apon insertion had extreme cold feeling in lower gut just under skin. Could there be an anal tear.

Used fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate) while on kneens with but up. Apon insertion had extreme cold feeling in lower gut just under skin. Could there be an anal tear.

Possibly: Inserting anything into the anus can inadvertantly lead to tearing the mucosa. See your doctor for an exam of the area to know for sure. ...Read more

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What's an anal fissure?

What's an anal fissure?

Anal fissure: An anal fissure is a tear in the mucosa of the anal canal, just inside the anal margin. It is a common condition causing pain on defecation in adults and children. Most anal fissures respond well to conservative or topical management. In refractory cases surgery may be required ...Read more

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Keloids (Definition)

Hypertrophic scarring. More common in certain ethic groups. See dermatologist or facial ...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