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Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

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Can Metamucil cure anal fissures?

Part of Treatment: Anal fissures are usually related to passing hard constipated stool or other trauma to the anal canal. Keeping your stools soft with fiber (metamucil) is only part of the treatment. Drink plenty of water as well. May need medicated creams to help as well, see your doctor to know what you need to do. ...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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Anusol for anal fissures ?

Anusol for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Anusol: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. 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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Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Do pediatricians treat hemorrhoids and anal fissures?

Yes: In pediatrics both conditions are usually a result of constipation, which if treated properly will help the fissures and hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Proctofoam OTC for anal fissures ?

Ok to use Proctofoam: But just as important is to be sure to be eating a high fiber diet and most importantly drinking 80-100oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily, more if you workout strenuously. There are other meds that work better but if no repsonse to above after2 months you may need surgery to avoid complications such as an abscess. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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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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Can anal sex cause internal hemorrhoids?

Can anal sex cause internal hemorrhoids?

Yes: Hemorrhoids are swollen tissue at the opening of the anus so i think you can see how the two might be related. Tissue injury --> swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

Anal itching from pinworms vs. Hemorrhoids?

It can actually: Be from either pinworms or hemorrhoids. Your physician should be able to help differentiate these. Take care. ...Read more

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What treatment for anal fistula?

An infection: In the perianal region, usually derived from the anal glands inside the rectum. A fistula is an abnormal communication between two organs, in this case the rectum and the skin outside the anus. Both require evaluation and often surgery to permanently resolve and prevent recurrences or complications. ...Read more

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Does anal sex exacerbate hemorrhoids?

Does anal sex exacerbate hemorrhoids?

Yes, it may.: Anal receptive intercourse can exacerbate pre-existing hemorrhoids. It may cause pain. This would be particularly problematic if hemorrhoids are already painful or are large or bleeding. ...Read more

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What's an anal fissure?

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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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Anal fissure or wart/ what causes slit?

Anal fissure: Anal fissure is a painful, small tare or crack in the anal canal usually located near tail bone side, wart is a papilloma virus infection , papillary growths, usually multiple mostly out side but can spread inside ...Read more

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Will daflon help with anal fissures?

Not in my book: daflon is a medication for chronic venous insufficiency anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus as far as I know there is no connection and I have never suggest that for anal fissure best treatment for anal fissure keep bowels soft and use sitz bath ( warm water in bath tub) and see a doctor for medication and possible surgery ...Read more

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Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Are internal hemorrhoids curable?

Yes: The gold standard of a formal complete hemorrhoidectomy will remove all the internal hemorrhoids and at least disrupt the plexus of external hemorrhoids. Properly performed, this should reult in no significant future hemorrhoid issues. ...Read more

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Can anal vibrator cause rectal prolapse?

Can anal  vibrator cause rectal prolapse?

Possibly: I suspect it would be the (repeated) insertion and withdrawal that would lead to problems not the vibration. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Are hemorrhoids just inside the anal canal considered external hemorrhoids?

Pain: External hemorrhoids are painful. These are hemorrhoids near nerves and you'll know you have them from pain and irritation. Painless hemorrhoids are usually internal but may prolapse and you notice them when cleaning. Either one can affect your life. If so see your doctor for a referral to a colo-rectal surgeon. Improve your quality of life. ...Read more

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What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

What is rectal prolapse vs hemorroids and anal swelling?

Rectal prolapse: Is where the entire rectum protrudes through the anus, hemmoroids will just be individual bulges of dilated blood vessels. If there are multiple hemmorhoids the difference can be hard to feel and has to be seen by experienced eyes. ...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 in which a tear in the tissue lining the anus or lower rectum ...Read more