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Is preparation h good for anal fissure ?

Is preparation h good for anal fissure ?

Anal fissure: Anal fissures are often caused by chronic constipation and straining on defecation. Focus on keeping stools soft with a healthy, fiber-rich diet. Preparation h is primarily for hemorrhoidal relief, but could help fissure discomfort since there is a lubricating component to preparation h. Alternatively, you can also apply petroleum jelly if painful. See your md if severe. ...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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Will preparation h affect an anal fissure?

Not likely: Most fissure will respond to stool softeners, sitz baths, and a prescription cream to allow the anal muscles to relax (nifedipine). Preparation h does not usually help. ...Read more

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I have anal fissure and pain during bowel movement I have xyloproct and preparation H suppositories and ointment which one is the best??

I have anal fissure and pain during bowel movement  I have xyloproct and preparation H suppositories and ointment which one is the best??

Anal fissure: Xyloproct has pain relieving qualities and should numb the anal area reducing pain with bowel movements. It's also important to keep your movements soft by taking a stool softener like colace and inserting a glycerin rectal suppository to make it easier to expel your stool. After the bm, apply warm applications.A proctologist or colorectal surgeon can give you the best advice and treatment,however ...Read more

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What to do about this possible anal fissure? Prep h? It stings

Anal Fissure: SSS: The three s's. 1. Keep the tear clean. This is done by soaking. Either use sits baths, wet wipes, but do not let this area get infected or irritated. 2. Soften the stool. You do not want to bear down with a hard stool to extend the tear. And 3. Steroids. Some creams or suppositories will deliver a medicine to help the tissue heal. Preparation h is witch hazel an anti-itch herb. ...Read more

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Have tried Preperation H , Anusol, sudocrem nothing works - I need pain relief from anal fissure ASAP! In so much pain! My doc was rubbish?

Have tried Preperation H , Anusol, sudocrem nothing works - I need pain relief from anal fissure ASAP! In so much pain! My doc was rubbish?

GI or Procto Dr.: You may need a GI or Procto Dr. The anal fissure, depending on the size of it, needs to heal. Pain meds may be needed and it is recommended to have stools that are regular and at the least NOT constipated to allow the area to heal without stretching as much. A Colo-rectal dr (or proctologist) and/or GI may be better than the rubbish dr. you saw, as the anal fissures are literally a Pain in the A. ...Read more

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Anal fissure home remedies?

Anal fissure home remedies?

Fiber: An anal fissure is a tear of the lining of the anal canal which exposes the internal anal muscle causing pain and bleeding. First, however must make sure this is what is actually the correct diagnosis. If so, the most important aspect of treatment is soften the stool with fiber and fluid intake and warm/hot water to relax the muscle spasm. ...Read more

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What can I do with anal fissure?

What can I do with anal fissure?

Avoid Constipation: Keep your stools soft with fiber(metamucil). Drink plenty of water as well. Try tucks pads (witch hazel). May need medicated creams, see your doctor to know what you need to do. ...Read more

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Can a anal fissure heal it's self?

Yes: Most do with high fiber diet and fluids, this will keep your bowels soft and fissures usually heal on their own. For persistent or recurrent fissures treatment with certain topical prescription or compounded creams or even Botox my help....Rarely is surgery needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can an new anal fissure be healed ?

Anal fissure: Can be a big pain the arse! but treatment is for symptoms not actual cute. Use witch hazel. Stool softener (colace). ...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