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Anal fissure diet?

Anal fissure diet?

Easy BM diet: Fissure is a tear in the lining of your anal canal. You need to minimize mechanical stress/ trauma of defecation to heal. Any food known to give you constipation or loose bm should be avoided. Many find adjusting the amt of fiber supplement helpful in achieving the bm consistency that don't hurt as much. Sitz bath and otc meds can promote healing too. If nothing helps, see your doc. ...Read more

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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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What's an anal fissure?

What's an anal fissure?

Torn and scarred: An anal fissure occurs with torn anal/rectal tissue usually with passing large caliber and hard stool. The tear scars as it heals. The scar is less able to stretch and can tear again. Add a bowel regiment: laxatives, fiber, stool softener, more liquids, probiotics to achieve two soft bowel movements daily. Softer, smaller caliber stools will help your fissure heal. Surgery if persistent. ...Read more

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What is an anal fissure?

Tear of anus.: An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining (mucosa) of the anus. Typical symptoms associated with anal fissures are pain and bleeding. Fissures are quite common, but are often confused with other causes of pain and bleeding, such as hemorrhoids. ...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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I've got anal fissure. Now what?

Anal fissure: Can be painful. Avoid straining during bowel movements. Try witch hazel, sitz baths, nitropaste can work but can give you a headache and cause hypotension. Try fiber it softens the stool and can help. ...Read more

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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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How to make anal fissure feel better?

How to make anal fissure feel better?

Avoid Hard Stools: Keep your stools soft with fiber(metamucil). Drink plenty of water as well. Try tucks pads (witch hazel). May need medicated creams, may need surgery. See your doctor to know what you need to do. ...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