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How is a fissure generally diagnosed?

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms or exam

Classic symptoms of an anal fissure include bleeding and painful bowel movements especially after straining.
A fissure can typically be diagnosed on rectal exam. Your provider should use both lubricant and Lidocaine for the exam as it can be painful.

In brief: Symptoms or exam

Classic symptoms of an anal fissure include bleeding and painful bowel movements especially after straining.
A fissure can typically be diagnosed on rectal exam. Your provider should use both lubricant and Lidocaine for the exam as it can be painful.
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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Dr. Robert Greer
i'd just look.
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Clinical ; exam

The most common description is if one is "passing shards of glass".
Usually a physician can identify telltale signs of an anal fissure on a gentle but close exam.

In brief: Clinical ; exam

The most common description is if one is "passing shards of glass".
Usually a physician can identify telltale signs of an anal fissure on a gentle but close exam.
Dr. You Sung Sang
Dr. You Sung Sang
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