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How do you treat anal fissures?

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Dr. Farouk Tootla
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Local medications

Need to have soft stools.
Use stool softness if constipated. May use either local anesthetic creams or nitro glycerine or Nifedipine creams.

In brief: Local medications

Need to have soft stools.
Use stool softness if constipated. May use either local anesthetic creams or nitro glycerine or Nifedipine creams.
Dr. Farouk Tootla
Dr. Farouk Tootla
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Before treatment...

Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.
) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatment.

In brief: Before treatment...

Could you be referring to fissures, fistula, abscess? Sexually transmitted disease (syphilis, gc, hiv, etc.
) should be considered. Hemorrhoids & rectal prolapse can appear as an outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Skin eruptions need to be considered. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious versus less concerning reasons for your problem before treatment.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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