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What Is 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fissures: Are tears in the anal canal from spasm in the internal sphincter which arises with constipation or chronic diarrhea. Besides causing pain and bleeding, they can get infected and cause abscesses and/or fistulas. They should be properly diagnosed and treated too avoid complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any treatment recommended for anal fissures? Why so they keep recurring? Use cottonelle wet wipes as well as toilet paper. What causes anal fissures?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the solution for anal fissure? I got prescribed nitroglycerin. Is this enough or do I need more? Would aloe vera work? It is more inside anus
Possible Surgery: There are a number of topical ointments that can aid in healing an anal fissure including nitroglycerine and calcium channel blockers. If these measures fail, a surgical procedure called sphincterotomy is performed where a portion of the anal muscle is cut to relax the anus, allowing the fissure to heal. ...Read more
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