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What Does It Mean When Anal Fissure
I use procto glyvenol cream for my anal fissure afterthat my anus become more painful during excretion does this mean I should stop using the medicine?
Not necessarily: Your anal fissures need to be monitored to make sure they heal and get better. The cream helps in the healing process, but wouldnt prevent pain altogether during defecatio if ulcer still present. Make sure oyu take plenty of stool softerns, to lessen the blow, as much as possible! ...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
I had anal fissure surg on tues today thurs. Instruction if no bm in 48hrs use miralax. Is 48hrs mean from 9am surgery or actual end of thurs?
Start: Just consider the start of the day as 48 hr for that purpose. ...Read more
Colorectal surgeon said I have obvious posterior anal fissure & gave cream to heal. What does obvious posterior mean? Is it really bad? Healing well.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Successfully: A new or 'acute' fissure will often respond to simple measures such as softening of the stools (increased water & fiber intake, a mild laxative) and a topical anesthetic. However, a more chronic fissure may be treated with a topical medication to relax the sphincter spasm and allow healing. This works less than 2/3 of the time. When it fails, a small outpatient operation is usually successful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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