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What causes anal fissures?

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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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 causes anal fissures and hemorrhoids to smell so bad besides having stool get stuck on it?

Odors are a function: Of the foods you are eating and poor local hygeine. Another possibility is an infection due the fissure but you would have pretty bad pain and possible fever as well. ...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?

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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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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I have an anal fissure its getting worst cause I always scratch it.Is there anything beside topic drugs to treat or remove it?

Yes: One option is surgery. The other option to consider before surgery is Botox injection in the anus. This is done in the office and in many cases helps the anal fissure to heal. This procedure is done by colorectal surgeons. It is better to see a colorectal surgeon to make sure that this is really anal fissure and no other problem. ...Read more

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Does botox injection for anal fissure cause much pain?

Well tolerated: Botox injections are usually well tolerated. They are administered with very small needles. ...Read more

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I might have an anal fissure caused by colonoscopy i had two days ago. Is this common?

I might have an anal fissure caused by colonoscopy i had two days ago. Is this common?

Can happen: This is not common, but can happen. Make sure your keep a high fiber diet. Warm tub baths will help. Most of the time these resolve quickly. ...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