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First the cause: Before you look for resolution it is important to determine the cause. Recurrent vaginal fissures is not common. Finding the cause is key. An exam, testing and biopsy of the area is a good first start. There may be recurrent candidiasis, condyloma (hpv), vulvar cancer or precancerous changes, lichen sclerosis, lichen simplex chronicus and other causes. ...Read more
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
Sometimes Yeast: The most common cause of vaginal fissures is untreated yeast. You can see your doctor and get tested for that. Sometimes it can be hard to treat. You could go to library and check out a book on yeast and see if it describes your symptoms. Sometimes they are complex and difficult to treat, involving elimination diets and the like. Without a photo, hard to diagnose, but that's a good guess. ...Read more
Yes!: Vaginal fissures can be quite painful. Estrogen vaginal cream an pelvic rest will help them to heal. If they are frequent, its important to make sure there is no underlying skin condition present or infection. After they heal and you resume sexual intercourse, use a lubricant. Best wishes! ...Read more
From what I read it seems you should make an appointment to see a gynecologist. She/he will take your history, examine you, order some relevant lab studies, and then come to a conclusion and may order some medicines.
"Oestrogen" I presume means you are British. I started there decades ago but have changed my vocabulary, although many colleagues and patients ask if I am British, I still am. ...Read more
Hi my girlfriend has had some vaginal fissures for atleast about 14 days. It's gotten worse not better, and more swollen. What should we do?
Hi. What is vaginal fissures? And how can it cause break or cut in outer and inner labia? Is it for abrasion or els?
Can anal fissures vaginal fissures be related to the same cause? Can spasm from sphincter cause a vaginal fissure? Unsure of sphincterectomy surgery.
Vaginal fissure: Are not related to anal fissure. Anal caused by the sphincter too right and tearing when you have bm. Sphincterotomy can be effective, but would reccomend stool softness and topical nitrate creams first, followed by Botox injections if that doesn't work. Sphincterotomy is last measure because of risk of incontinence. Vaginal tears are caused by trauma, especially if there is little lubricants. ...Read more
25 years old. No children. In a relationship for a year and a half. I have been experiencing vaginal fissures for the past 6 months. No std's. Help?
Fissures: Go see your primary care provider for an exam. Abstain from intercourse until the area heals completely. ...Read more
I suffer with constant vaginal fissures in the same place in my vagina every time I have sex. It also hurts when I pee. How to stop this?
Since june, have bad acne, night sweats, and vaginal fissures. Went through divorce this summer, started generess last year. Possible causes?
Could be: Stress can do unbelievable things and create a problem out of nowhere. If you have been feeling like this for awhile then I would recommend going to see a doctor so that they can help you with your symptoms. In the meantime drink plenty of water and try and do activities that can relieve your stress. ...Read more
Normal Pap smear. Pain during sex. White, grated-cheese-like discharge-odorless. Burning and itching in vagina. Vaginal fissures (acc to gynac)?
Blood test positive for herpes type 1. Doc says it's because I had chickenpox. No cold sores- no vaginal blisters. Have vaginal fissures and itching.
See a GYN MD: A vaginal fissure is like a small paper cut that keeps getting irritated and bleeding. It requires a GYN MD to assess the nature of the fissure and determine the best solution for healing. ...Read more
Is there any risk in having an anal sphincterectomy if I want to have more children and deliver vaginally? Fissure hasn't heal with medical treatment.
Anal fissue: Theoretically, yes. If a vaginal birth is complicated by a 4 th degree tear, then that potentially can weaken the sphincter and a concomitant sphincterotomy could aggravate that. Sphincterotomy alone and in the right hands has a minimal chance of sphincter issues and is an excellent treatment of chronic anal fissure that has failed medical mgmt. ...Read more
Is it safe to vaginally deliver after having a previous episiotomy and then a sphincterotomy surgery which was due to fissures?
Ask your ob-gyn doc: The things in life tends to continually pile up attesting: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation. Your surgical history in genito-anal region as reported may increase the odd to have childbirth-related vaginal injury, but not an absolute contraindication for vaginal delivery. To decide if reasonably to proceed with vaginal delivery, it is logical to ask your doc. ...Read more
Hx of anal fissures with constipation it flares up. But I've had two episodes of pain burning more intense at skin and low vaginal. Tested - forherpes?
Nickel sized mass with puss and little blood near vaginal opening? Is it a fissure? Can I put neosporin on it and go commando to heal it?
Likely a: Bartholin's cyst. These need to be drained, have a drain placed and treated with antibiotics. See your doctor. All the best. ...Read more
My 2 week old daughter has an anal fissure and torn skin in vaginal area. What can the torn skin come from and can I use vaseline to help it heal?
Red flag: Please take your child in to doc. What you describe is some form of child abuse and it is a huge burden on you to protect your child. Vaseline is a very bad idea for these wounds. Don't panic, just calmly take her in to nearest facility or hospital. Maybe go alone, just you and the baby. No friend this time. ...Read more
Is it possible with an anal fissure burning rectally so bad that its possible to have vaginal burning as well? Urine test today just incase uti?
Yes: Anal fissure can be literally a pain in the butt. It cause quite a bit of pain but if the pain continue to worsen please see your surgeon. ...Read more
My internal fissure, burns badly. I have noticed that my vaginal area burns also. I am feeling like I'm getting a urinary tract infection. Possible?
Yes: You can have to separate things at the same time. The question is, who diagnosed your fissure? If you haven't seen a doc, i'd urge you to be evaluated to ensure this isn't an infectious source that is causing anal burning, vaginal irritation and pain with urination. ...Read more
Over a month ago I had an anal fissure. Still having anal leakage and itchiness every once in awhile. Sometimes vaginal itch and pain with urinating.?
Fissure not healed?: Have you been back to the MD who treated the fissure to see if it has healed? If not, it is time to do so and get checked for a vaginal/urinary tract infection (s) as well. Bacteria from the anus on the perineum is the most common cause for urinary tract infections. (Escherichia coli) ...Read more
I recently gave birth, having low sex drive (vagina dryness and a bit tight). I also have mild anal fissure. Any food to increase sex drive?
Lots of adjustments: Since you just gave birth lots of life changing events are going on. Having a new born baby at home leads to fatigue, lack of sleep and stress. This can impact sex drive. If you are breastfeeding then this can cause vaginal dryness. Estrogen cream can be prescribed by your Obgyn. Anal fissures should be treated or repaired. ...Read more