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My child has cracks around the anus, we think from constipation. How many days does it take to heal up?

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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Depends

Anal fissures are commonly associated with constipation, particularly if the anus has to dilate to pass large hard stool.
If the underlying constipation is not addressed, the fissures will not heal or will recur. Additional factors that delay healing include infection and other inflammatory disorders of the bowel. Use stool softeners. See your provider for advice to prevent further problems.

In brief: Depends

Anal fissures are commonly associated with constipation, particularly if the anus has to dilate to pass large hard stool.
If the underlying constipation is not addressed, the fissures will not heal or will recur. Additional factors that delay healing include infection and other inflammatory disorders of the bowel. Use stool softeners. See your provider for advice to prevent further problems.
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