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What sort of problem is an anal fissure?

What sort of problem is an anal fissure?

Tear: An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the intestine in the area of your anal opening. This can result in pain while having a bowel movement and some bleeding too. ...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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I have an anal fissure problem for 3 months. What should I do?

I have an anal fissure problem for 3 months. What should I do?

See a surgeon: You need to see a colorectal surgeon or a general surgeon with anorectal interest and experience. Many times this problem, a tear in the lining of the anus, which retears with every bowel movement, can be managed non surgically. Sometimes surgery is necessary.While awaiting your opinion, eat a balanced diet, stay well hydrated, and use topical anusol as needed for pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area i've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time i noticed skin growths ?

Can anal fissures cause extra skin growths around anal area i've had anal fissure problems before this is the first time i noticed skin growths ?

Yes: A chronic fissure will often develop a "sentinel tag" at the base of the fissure. If you have growths elsewhere it may be unrelated to the fissure. ...Read more

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I had anal fissure 2 months ago because of constipation. I am still getting problem and I need to know how long it takes to get cure?

Usually 2-3 wks: fissures lasting more than 6 wks are chronic but treatment is still effective. watch your diet, use good hygiene and be patient. Increase your liguid intake and use sitz baths. Ask your doctor what other options are available to you. ...Read more

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My anus is red and swollen after bowl movements, it looks like i may have an anal fissure and I have been having this problem for about one month now.

Possible surgery: Sitz baths, stool softeners are the mainstay of medical treatment. But botulinum toxin injection to relax the torn anal sphincter (definition of anal fissure) can assist with pain. Surgical lateral sphincterotomy, however, remains the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Hello! my mother have an anal fissure she has did an operation befor 19 years old and now the same problem repeat with a cicatrization in the buttock ?

Hello! my mother have an anal fissure she has did an operation befor 19 years old and now the same problem repeat with a cicatrization in the buttock ?

Colorectal surgeon: Anal fissures are tricky business. They are very painful with each bowel movement, and there is usually some associated bleeding. There have definitely been some surgical and non-surgical management developments over the past 2 decades, so your mother should seek the opinion of a qualified colorectal surgeon or general surgeon who has an interest in this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pain in my abdomen, problems passing gas & when i need to use the toilet, it burns and there is blood with my stool. Is this an anal fissure?

I have pain in my abdomen, problems passing gas & when i need to use the toilet, it burns and there is blood with my stool. Is this an anal fissure?

Maybe...: Hemorrhoids and anal fissure are both considerations. Anal fissure usually is associated with severe sharp pain during defecation. People describe it feels like passing "shards of glass". See your doctor to find out what is going on. Good luck! ...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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What's an anal fissure?

What's an 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 more

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What is an anal fissure?

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 more

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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