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Anal bleeding : what do I do? Is it serious? I am an 18 year old male, and this has happened about 3-5 times now. I have anal bleeding, and it always passes as bright red blood, like that of an anal fissure. I do not share symptoms with anal fissure thoug

Anal bleeding : what do I do? Is it serious? I am an 18 year old male, and this has happened about 3-5 times now. I have anal bleeding, and it always passes as bright red blood, like that of an anal fissure. I do not share symptoms with anal fissure thoug

You : You may be dealing with an internal hemorrhoid. These are usually painless and can cause quite a lot of bleeding. On the other hand rectal polyps, tumors, and like you stated fissures can be the cause amongst other things. You really need to see a doctor for this problem. You will need a rectal exam, stool testing for blood, and a test to make sure you are not anemic due to all the bleeding. Your doctor may also want additional tests based on your history and exam. I know you probably don't want to see a doctor for a rectal exam, however it is in your best interest to get a diagnosis and prompt treatment. Good luck. ...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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Is incomplete emptying of bowels a symptom of anal fissure i've had anal fissure since a past few months and hasn't healed by itself.

Is incomplete emptying of bowels a symptom of anal fissure  i've had anal fissure since a past few months and hasn't healed by itself.

Could be: Controlling the pain may help with evacuation by decreasing spasm (and fear of pain). There are creams and other methods that help heal fissure often without surgery. See a general, colorectal surgeon or proctologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an anal fissure?

What are the symptoms of an anal fissure?

Pain : Sharp pain with defecation. Blood on toilet paper or in the bowel. Pain is usually worse with bowel movements. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of a anal fissure?

What are the common symptoms of a anal fissure?

You will know it : If you have it you will know , severe anal pain unable to evacuate , then constipation , occasional bleeding after defecation, tender spot with skin tag at tail bone area , always need to make sure nothing serious like cancer of anal areas ny visiting your doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have an anal fissure. What are the symptoms?

I think I have an anal fissure. What are the symptoms?

PAIN AND BLEEDING: Pain and bleeding with bowel movements can be a sign of anal fissure, which is a raw tear in the anal lining. Quite painful, with a spasm type pain. Hemorrhoids could give you pain as well. So, keep well hydrated, eat a balanced diet, and seek a professional exam and opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you know for sure you have a anal fissure. What are the symptoms?

Pain with BM: Painful bm with or without blood in stool. It would take a doctor to see the actual cut in the rectum to diagnose it. ...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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I have a chronical anal fissure that its symptoms appear once every several months and go away the same day. Do I have to treat it surgically ?

No...: Anal fissure usually is symptomatic for continuous periods of time. Episodic symptoms like you describe speak against the diagnosis. Perhaps you are experiencing periodic hemorrhoid flare-ups. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had anal fissure -lis surg on tues. After 1 very tough bm yest and one semi tough today. Pain is bad just like fissure symptoms. Did surg not work?

Too early: You ate only 3 days after surgery. Healing takes time. Use warm bath soaks & avoid constipation. Follow up with your surgeon soon about the healing. ...Read more

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Is anal fissure an early sign of pregnancy?

Anal fissure is : Caused by irregular bm's either chronic diarrhea or constipation. Regulate your bms by eating properly, drinking properly and avoiding excess alcohol and caffeine. ...Read more

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How does a proctologist know if it's a anal fissure or something else. What are the symptoms?

How does a proctologist know if it's a anal fissure or something else. What are the symptoms?

being a specialist: Proctologist trained to know if it is fissure or not a fissure , something lease. Fissures are very painful , small amount of bleeding can occur , associated with constipation, most of the time located near tail bone, with skin tag.You have to make sure to see a doctor to make sure it is not a cancer, squamous cell cancer, or cloacal cancer will present with similar symptom. ...Read more

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Do you really need to treat internal hemorrhoid with canasa if you don't have bleeding or symptoms. Just small anal fissure.?

Do you really need to treat internal hemorrhoid  with canasa if you don't have bleeding or symptoms. Just small anal fissure.?

Anal fissure: Your anal fissure will need to be treated. The internal hemorrhoids are not bleeding so you can observe them. Life style is your choice. Most patients feel better after treatment. Talk to your surgeon you may continue to watch and see if you get better on your own. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What are the chances that my anal fissure will get infected and turn into an abscess/fistula? That would be my worst nightmare.

What are the chances that my anal fissure will get infected and turn into an abscess/fistula? That would be my worst nightmare.

Anal fissure : Although of course it is possible, the vast majority of anal fissures never turned into an abscess or fistula, especially when treated early. I would follow the advice of your doctor or gastroenterologist, and know that the chances that that could happen will be very slim. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think i might have a anal fissire because i see this huge wide open crack right uner my buttcrack. But I have no symptoms of a anal fissure?

Get examined: Hard to visualize yourself even with mirror. Symptoms may be discomfort , drainage. Toward your back or front?. Soiling underwear etc. If none that is good. ...Read more

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I've had anal fissure for 5 years.It's been really good in the past few months.Symptoms appeared again after 1 constipation.What's the best treatment?

I've had anal fissure for 5 years.It's been really good in the past few months.Symptoms appeared again after 1 constipation.What's the best treatment?

Chronic: or recurring anal fissures should be studied since they may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease! Assuming this work-up is negative a steroid (cortisone) Cream may be very helpful! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Anal bleeding : what do I do? Is it serious? I am an 18 year old male, and this has happened about 3-5 times now. I have anal bleeding, and it always passes as bright red blood, like that of an anal fissure. I do not share symptoms with anal fissure thoug

You : You may be dealing with an internal hemorrhoid. These are usually painless and can cause quite a lot of bleeding. On the other hand rectal polyps, tumors, and like you stated fissures can be the cause amongst other things. You really need to see a doctor for this problem. You will need a rectal exam, stool testing for blood, and a test to make sure you are not anemic due to all the bleeding. Your doctor may also want additional tests based on your history and exam. I know you probably don't want to see a doctor for a rectal exam, however it is in your best interest to get a diagnosis and prompt treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can an anal fissure cause occasional dull ache felt at the base of the penis? No other symptoms for prostate issue etc.

Should not: Fissure pain is very local, ie around the anus. It shouldn't give u pain around ur penis. See your doctor to have it checked out in person. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between an anal fissure and an anal fissure caused by the herpes virus? Are other symptoms involved when its caused by hsv?

How to tell the difference between an anal fissure and an anal fissure caused by the herpes virus? Are other symptoms involved when its caused by hsv?

Herpes unlikely: Herpes can cause lesions similar to anal fissure, but the large majority of anal fissures are not herpes. However, if the fissure is new (within a few days), it is difficult or impossible to tell for sure only by symptoms. Initial herpes usually causes multiple lesions and often fever, etc; but maybe no other symptoms with recurrent herpes. See your doctor to for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How could someone know if they had Peritonitis? Are there always symptoms? Or should I go to the doctors to check? I experienced bleeding while in bathroom. Anal Fissure or Colon Perforation? Thanks.

How could someone know if they had Peritonitis? Are there always symptoms? Or should I go to the doctors to check? I experienced bleeding while in bathroom. Anal Fissure or Colon Perforation? Thanks.

Peritonitis Symtoms: Peritonitis will cause excruciating pain and usually associated with infection in the abdomen. Bleeding can be from hemorrhoids. Anal fissures tend to cause a lot of anal pain. Doubtful that you have colonic perforation. When you see a doctor, they should find a cause for blood per rectum by simple examination and perhaps colonoscopy. ...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 was checked out by my doctor and she said I have an anal fissure. My question is, do anal fissures bleed a lot? And do they cause blood clots?

I was checked out by my doctor and she said I have an anal fissure. My question is, do anal fissures bleed a lot? And do they cause blood clots?

Depends: There are a lot of qualitative terms in your question. Anal fissures normall cause bleeding that you see on the toilet paper or toilet bowl. A small drop of blood in a large bowl of water can seem like a lot of blood. Depends on how you are rating what a lot of blood is, when and where you are seeing it and other symptoms. Blood clots are not typical for a fissure, but possible. ...Read more

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I have had hemmroids and an anal fissure over a year now. they gave me some nifedipine lotion... is there hope ? do fissures worsen during pregnancy?

I have had hemmroids and an anal fissure over a year now. they gave me some nifedipine lotion... is there hope ? do  fissures worsen during pregnancy?

Maybe: Hemorrhoids are expected to get worse during a pregnancy, but no necessarily a fissure, although anything can happen, consider a consultation with a colorectal surgeon. That doesn't mean you will have an operation, and you will get all the treaent options. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Diagnosed with anal fissure. Burning pain during and after bowel movement. Can fissures cause some inflammation?

Yes, commonly: there is an underlying low grade infection. Usually hygiene is all that is needed, because infection is controlled as soon as the fissure heals. Consult with colo-rectal surgeon if pain persists. ...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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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)

A condition where there is a tear in the tissue lining the anus or lower rectum which ...Read more