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Colorectal dr said i have fissures and hemeroids, 6 months later having rectal bleeding and pain, its sporadic. do i need to be seen again? Or no?

Colorectal dr said i have fissures and hemeroids, 6 months later having rectal bleeding and pain, its sporadic. do i need to be seen again? Or no?

Even: Ulcerative proctitis can cause intermittent symptoms. If you are comfortable with the diagnoses of fissures and hemorrhoids, you should continue to take your medication as prescribed. If not, you may want another GI's perspective. ...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 derm. Wants to do a rectal biopsy for my chronic anal itching and fissures that didn't heal with medication & cream.What wld this biopsy show?

My derm. Wants to do a rectal biopsy for my chronic anal itching and fissures that didn't heal with medication & cream.What wld this biopsy show?

Before biopsy: Most of these cases can be managed safely with elimination of caffeine completely, keeping the area dry using corn starch powder regularly, avoiding beer, avoiding any soap directly on the bottom other than what washes off of you during a shower, not rubbing the area, using moist wipes such as cottonelle. Try to avoid creams especially steroid, they may help but can make things worse if used chron. ...Read more

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Husband has chronic rectal bleeding. It's dark in color. Diagnosed in past with fissures, hemorrhoids, ulcers. Not lately, but bleeding persists.Help!?

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Husband has chronic rectal bleeding. It's dark in color. Diagnosed in past with fissures, hemorrhoids, ulcers. Not lately, but bleeding persists.Help!?

Anal fissures: Would cause bright red blood from the rectum. Darker blood suggests bleeding from further up inside the colon. If he has not had a colonoscopy he needs one. Please see your primary doctor to be referred to a gastroenterologist or surgeon who does colonoscopies. ...Read more

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T1 diabetic. Have rectal pain and abnormal discharge from vag. Been on period for a month. No STDs got tested. No fissures. What could be wrong?

T1 diabetic. Have rectal pain and abnormal discharge from vag. Been on period for a month. No STDs got tested. No fissures. What could be wrong?

Here are some ...: You've been luckily under good medical care. To make sense on the course of healthcare, it would be most advisable to bring all the questions related with your health to the current Doc who possessed most pertinent information of your health. Online wandering inquiry for spotty opinions may further confound you. So, go straight to Doc for more timely pertinent instructions. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding enough to think it was menstration for 3 days with small blood clots. No constipation. Diarreah, no external hemorrhoids, no fissures?

Rectal bleeding enough to think it was menstration for 3 days with small blood clots. No constipation. Diarreah, no external hemorrhoids, no fissures?

Rectal bleesing: In the absence of the co ditions you mention, constipation, fissures, hemorrhoids, it is possible the blood is coming from insside the rectum. I recommend consulting with your doctor so the right investigation can be skne to locate the source of the blood. ...Read more

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27 female-abdominal pain lower quadrant both sides loose stools/diarrhea/anal fissures. Pulsing rectal pain. +midcycle pelvic pain too.- just ibs?

27 female-abdominal pain lower quadrant both sides loose stools/diarrhea/anal fissures. Pulsing rectal pain. +midcycle pelvic pain too.- just ibs?

See a GI ; GYN: And get checked for ibs, ibd / inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal infection, polyps, uterine fibroids etc.Best wishes! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-diarrhea. http://www.m.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/pelvic-pain. ...Read more

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Does an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

Does an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

Usually not: Unless it has become infected and an abscess has developed or if there is an associated hemorrhoidal involvement. Best to be examined by a colorectal surgeon promptly. ...Read more

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Could an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

Could an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

ANAL FISSURES: Are tears in the anal canal. Since they are open wounds with stool and bacteria going by, there is always the risk of infection and development of an abscess which needs surgical drainage. ...Read more

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Does fissure and rectal cancer have similar symptoms? My dad is having fissure & i wanted to know the difference between the symptoms of both of these

Does fissure and rectal cancer have similar symptoms?
My dad is having fissure & i wanted to know the difference between the symptoms of both of these

Similar Symptoms: Both the fissure and rectal cancer are in the rectum and can cause pain, bleeding, frequent bowel movements. Since the symptoms can be similar, a person needs to have a colonoscopy to visualize the area and the fissure looks like a tear in the lining of the rectum and the other is a mass that looks abnormal and needs a biopsy. ...Read more

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Does anal fissure leads to rectal cancer ?

Does anal fissure leads to rectal cancer ?

Not likely.: Anal cancer can result from chronic irritation from condyloma acuminata, perianal fissures/fistulae, chronic hemmorrhids, leukoplakia, and trauma from anal intercourse. This presents with a triad of bleeding, pain, and perianal mass. Anal fissures, by themselves, do not lead to cancer, but if they are caused by some chronic process (anal intercourse), the epithelium react and can become cancer. ...Read more

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Small fresh blood, rectal pain and itching after bm..Had anal fissure 2 years ago...Is this hemmorroids?

Could be: Fissures are usually associated with pain during and after a bm. Your symptoms could very well be secondary to hemorrhoids. You would need an anorectal exam to identify the source and differentiate the 2. I would rcommend getting an exam by your primary md or a gi/colorectal surgeon if you have seen any in the past. ...Read more

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Is there any natural/herbal rectal ointment that can relax the anus to better evacuate stool? Anal fissure and no insurance.

Is there any natural/herbal rectal ointment that can relax the anus to better evacuate stool? Anal fissure and no insurance.

?natural?: The cream/ointment of quick effect would be either OTC hydrocortizone (mimics the bodies stress hormone) or topical xylocaine. Either can reduce irritation at the anus. However better evacuations are built by better dietary choices that avoid constipating foods like breads/apples/bananas. Peaches/pears/plums and fiber help soften stools. Scheduled emptying also helps the process get on track. ...Read more

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Went 2 c/rectal surgeon for my fissure & hemorrhoid. Scheduled surgery. He has me so scared! he said its very painful that i'm going to hate him?

Not to worry : With advance technique and instrument hemorrhoid surgery is not add scary as it used to be. In general the cure should not be worse than the disease :-). ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding after fissure op. Surgon found 1 big hemorrhoid and some small. Banding done for big one. Foul smell & bleeding persistant. What is it?

Rectal bleeding after fissure op. Surgon found 1 big hemorrhoid and some small. Banding done for big one. Foul smell & bleeding persistant. What is it?

Bleeding after: surgery of any kind is best treated and questions answered by the surgeon who did the surgery. Please contact that surgeon or the doctor on call for him/her as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Gi doc thought i had an anal fissure, prescribed proctofoam hc, taking 2 months now, fishy rectal odor still here, if hemrrhoids my next move should be ?

Gi doc thought i had an anal fissure, prescribed proctofoam hc, taking 2 months now, fishy rectal odor still here, if hemrrhoids my next move should be ?

Anal fissure: Anal fissures cause pain and bleed with bowel movements. Odor and drainage, while possible, are more common with hemorrhoids. An exam under anesthesia (due to the pain issue) will be a benefit as your surgeon will be able to repair the fissure and hemorrhoids at the same time. Okay to get in for a surgery consult. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had rectal bleeding for a few weeks 2.5 years ago. No bleeding since. Dr said it was likely fissure that healed. Would colon cancer continue to bleed?

Had rectal bleeding for a few weeks 2.5 years ago. No bleeding since. Dr said it was likely fissure that healed. Would colon cancer continue to bleed?

Rectal bleeding: If your rectal bleeding has come back, then okay to get in to your doc for evaluation. More likely this is a hemorrhoid or recurrent fissure. Cancer in your age group is very low incidence. However, an exam under anesthesia will lead to a diagnosis, and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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