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Will exercise worsen a fissure?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes it can
Any exercise that increases intra-abdominal pressure can worsen a fissure.
Weight lifting and strenuous activity might cause this.

In brief: Yes it can
Any exercise that increases intra-abdominal pressure can worsen a fissure.
Weight lifting and strenuous activity might cause this.
Dr. Brian Kaufman
Dr. Brian Kaufman
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Dr. Andrew Gentry
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Typically not: aerobic exercise will not worsen condition.
Strenuous resistance training with heavy weights may cause stress at anal canal maybe prolapse and should be avoided during active anal fissure.

In brief: No
Typically not: aerobic exercise will not worsen condition.
Strenuous resistance training with heavy weights may cause stress at anal canal maybe prolapse and should be avoided during active anal fissure.
Dr. Andrew Gentry
Dr. Andrew Gentry
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Dr. Mark Pack
Surgery
In brief: Depends on exercise
Anal fissures are caused from passing large, hard stools.
Poor diet (lack of adequate fiber and water intake) as well as inactivity can lead to constipation. Constipation leads to large hard stools. Moderate exercise, especially walking can help to regular the stools and actually improve problems with anal fissures. Exercises that cause straining could potentially aggravate the fissure.

In brief: Depends on exercise
Anal fissures are caused from passing large, hard stools.
Poor diet (lack of adequate fiber and water intake) as well as inactivity can lead to constipation. Constipation leads to large hard stools. Moderate exercise, especially walking can help to regular the stools and actually improve problems with anal fissures. Exercises that cause straining could potentially aggravate the fissure.
Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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