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Are there any natural remedies for anal fissures that are proven to work? I applied vaseline and stopped nitroglycerin. Aloe vera plant, coconut, etc?

Are there any natural remedies for anal fissures that are proven to work? I applied vaseline and stopped nitroglycerin. Aloe vera plant, coconut, etc?

Unproven but helpful: I don't know of any "proven" to work but that does not mean they won't work- there is little research on natural remedies as no one can patent ; profit from them but they often help. For things to try see http://www.Optimalhealthnetwork.Com/anal-fissures-s/191.Htm
; http://drwheatgrass.Com/conditions/anal-fissure/
; http://healfissures.Com/
; http://earthclinic.Com/cures/anal-fissures.Html. ...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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Which remedy to use for anal fissures?

Which remedy to use for anal fissures?

Several Options: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxatives. Witch hazel (tucks (witch hazel) pads) can help. Some relief in a day or two usually. It may take several weeks for the fissure to heal completely. Sometimes fissures heal without treatment. May require surgery. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies or oils to heal anal fissures?

What are some natural remedies or oils to heal anal fissures?

They can help, : But by themselves will not heal a fissure. You need to correct your diarrhea or constipation and maintain a regular bowel pattern if there is any chance of healing without surgery.Proper diet and fluids are critical to get a fissure to heal. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic treatment for anal fissures?

Is there any homeopathic treatment for anal fissures?

Yes: There are more than 90 homeopathic remedies known to help anal fissures. Differentiating which is best for you requires a personal consultation with a professional homeopath. Ignatia may help anal fissures accompanied by rectal spasms. Aesculus is known for hemorrhoid pain associated with low back pain ; rectal pain as if the rectum is full of small sticks. Graphites is yet another possibility. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for chronic anal fissures ?

What is the best natural treatment for chronic anal fissures ?

Soft stools: This will work about 20% of the time.
Lateral sphinctermyotomy is curative. Spare the knife and spoil the rectum ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for anal fissures? I suffer from on and off constipation.

What's the best treatment for anal fissures? I suffer from on and off constipation.

Cure constipation: The hard stool tears the delicate mucosa. Most constipation comes from lousy diet so try to eat only god made food and leave the "junk" alone, particularly all that sweet stuff, candy, sodas (evendiet) sugar, all the man-made junk that poses as "food"! ...Read more

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Any treatment recommended for anal fissures? Why so they keep recurring? Use cottonelle wet wipes as well as toilet paper. What causes anal fissures?

Gastroenterologist: Evaluation. If you haven't gone to one, consider it.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago had constipation which bled (Anal fissures diagnosd)/took treatment/today,constipatn recurred wid pain no bleeding.pl. help me to cure it?

2 weeks ago had constipation which bled (Anal fissures diagnosd)/took treatment/today,constipatn recurred wid pain no bleeding.pl. help me to cure it?

Constipation: It is possible your anal fissures are caused by constipation. Therefore treatment should be focused on relieving constipation - you can do this by increasing the amount of water and fiber in your diet. Medicines such as senna, docusate and milf of magnesia help relieve constipation. ...Read more

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Best treatment for an anal fissure?

Best treatment for an anal fissure?

Anal fissure: The management of primary anal fissures is generally non-operative and includes increased dietary fibre, warm baths, topical ointments and sometimes botulinum toxin injections. If these treatments are ineffective then surgical intervention may be considered ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for anal fissure?

Linda Wang Dr. Wang
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Which treatment works the best and fastest for anal fissure?

Soften stool, baths: Eliminating constipation and softening stools are usually the primary targets when treating anal fissures. Such goals can be accomplished by taking daily fiber supplements and/or using laxatives. Sitz baths, during which the rectal area is immersed in warm water for 10-15 minutes, are also therapeutic and should be done 2-3 times per day. Sitz baths are available in most drugstores. ...Read more

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Anal fissure that is extremely painful. What is the fastest treatment for this?

Depends: First line treatment is a high fiber diet, plenty of fluids and possible a laxative to keep your bowel movements soft. Warm baths.
If persist, prescription antispasmodic cream
if persists, Botox or surgery in form of sphinterotomy
the above order is also depended on the severity, persistency, recurrence and appearance of your fissure
if your symptoms are severe and persist see a colon and rectal. ...Read more

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How is the effectiveness of gtn in case of anal fissure treatment?

76% -- : The most recent studies report that it is 76% effective at curing anal fissures. If this fails, you can try Diltiazem ointment that raises that percentage to about 86% success. ...Read more

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I've had anal fissure for 5 years.It's been really good in the past few months.Symptoms appeared again after 1 constipation.What's the best treatment?

I've had anal fissure for 5 years.It's been really good in the past few months.Symptoms appeared again after 1 constipation.What's the best treatment?

Chronic: or recurring anal fissures should be studied since they may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease! Assuming this work-up is negative a steroid (cortisone) Cream may be very helpful!


Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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For anal fissure treatment, which is the best ointment, cream or gel you use ( less side effect or interactions with hbp medicines.)?

Umm: Well some anal fissures require surgery. Use the treatment recommended by your physician. If you have not seen a physician then it is best to be evaluated and treated appropriately for treatment. ...Read more

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Is sucralfate with lignocaine hydrochloride cream an effective treatment of anal fissure ?

Anal fissure: A chronic fissure may benefit from a surgical procedure called shincterotomy, see a colo-rectal surgeon for an opinion, it may releave the constant pain. A warm tub after a painful bowel movement may help the spasm. ...Read more

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I'm pretty I have fecal incontinence/leakage, thought it was a rectal yeast infection or anal fissure but is surgery the only sure effective treatment?

I'm pretty I have fecal incontinence/leakage, thought it was a rectal yeast infection or anal fissure but is surgery the only sure effective treatment?

Depends: Seepage and staining with liquid stool are usually due to hemorrhoids. Incontinence to solid stool is more serious and needs testing with manometry, electromyogram etc. You should not be on MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if you have incontinence of stool. See a colorectal surgeon. ...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 causes anal fissures?

Trauma.: Anal fissures are usually the result of trauma to the inner mucosal lining of the anus. Most commonly this occurs when the anal canal stretches after a hard, dry bowel movement. Other causes of a fissure include diarrhea or inflammatory conditions of the anal area. Less commonly, an anal fissure may result from foreign body insertion or anal intercourse. ...Read more

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How do you treat anal fissures?

How do you treat anal fissures?

Local medications: Need to have soft stools. Use stool softness if constipated. May use either local anesthetic creams or nitro glycerine or Nifedipine creams. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have anal fissures?

No: Anal fissures are common, but not normal; tears in the lining of the anus; often assoc with hard stool, and/or tight anal sphincter. If they are in the north/south locations of the anus can be seen in otherwise healthy people; other locations can be assoc with things like Crohn's disease; Crohn's fissures can be north/south too.
See your doc, gi, or colorectal specialist; may (not) be a big thing. ...Read more

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What can be done for anal fissures?

Anal fissures?: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have two anal fissures, help!?

Fiber/hot baths: The hot bath will help relieve the spasms that are often present with a fissure. Increase your fiber and water intake to keep the stool soft. If you are not getting better within a few days see a colon and rectal surgeon who can often treat it without surgery. ...Read more

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Does lords procedure for anal fissures is good?

Lord's procedure: It is a simple surgical procedure thajt can be very helpful. ...Read more

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I have chronic anal fissures, what do you suggest?

See a Surgeon: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxatives. Witch hazel (tucks (witch hazel) pads) can help. Some relief in a day or two usually. It may take several weeks for the fissure to heal completely. Sometimes fissures heal without treatment. May require surgery. ...Read more

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Do you have anal fissures if you are not a baby anymore?

Do you have anal fissures if you are not a baby anymore?

Not limited to baby: 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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Sir iam suffering from anal fissures so help me to control it?

Sir iam suffering from anal fissures  so help me to control it?

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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I have chronic anal fissures. Are they are any ways to heal them?

May need surgery: You should be seen by a colorectal surgeon. This could be a sign of something else. If itbis chronic fissure, myou may need a sphincterotomy, a surgery where a short segment of the sphincter muscle is cut. ...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