Anal Fissure

A cut or tear in the lining of the anus is called anal fissure. It is normally seen in people with chronic constipation. The symptoms include pain during and after a bowel movement, blood in stools, and a visible tear in the skin near the anus.

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Will skin tags developed from healed fissures recur after surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two small anal skin tags developed from healed fissures. Physically they do not bother me much but mentally I do not like to have them. I consulted a doctor, he said he can only remove 90 % of skin tags as removing completely will affect the sphincter muscles. He also said ski...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will definitely help you regarding your query. Skin tags are formed in long standing anal fissure. These are nothing but accumulated skin due to fissure. Usually nothing to do that but if you do not like them, you can opt for surgery. It is a very minor surgery. No...  Read Full »

Can Candid be used around anus for fissure and warts in an HIV patient?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 25 years old. I am suffering from fissure for the past one year but it is not healing properly. I am using Lox-2%, Osil and stool softener Softovac now regularly. Last time when I consulted a doctor he told me that I am having piles too with warts. Warts are now disappearing as...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I see you have taken all the necessary medications for the fissure in anus. What I would like to tell you is you need to do two more important things. Firstly, since you have fissure and piles I can guess you might have constipation quite commonly hence you must be s...  Read Full »

Can hemorrhoid occur in a 3-year-old child with hard stools?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 3 years old. Today I have noticed a bump on her anus, normally she passes stool with excess pressure. So it seems to be like hemorrhoid. I am attaching the picture. Kindly refer and advise us on her treatment and care to be taken. Please suggest medicines for the same a...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have noted the symptoms and seen the pictures too (attachment removed to protect patient identity). What your daughter has is a skin tag at the anal verge which is an indicator of fissure-in-ano. A fissure is nothing but a wound over the anus. This is generally a ...  Read Full »

Why do I get stomach and anal pain whenever I get hard stools?

Query: Hello doctor, Two weeks back, I suffered from loose motion. After injection and saline, I was well but after three days I felt pain in the anus portion because of hard stools. It is very painful and I started talking Taxim and sitz bath and cream that I got from the medical shop. I started applying...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, it is uncommon to have burning in the anus when someone has altered bowel habits. Your symptoms might be occurring secondary to anal fissure for which you rightly took dietary precaution and local cream and sitz bath. Now you just need to keep taking fiber in d...  Read Full »

Will fleshy lobe in anal area be the reason for pain while passing stools and sitting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male with no past medical history. I have been facing pain while passing stool. The pain ceases after a few hours. But, it comes again if I sit for a longer duration. Sometimes, I see small strips of blood on the stool. I have been sitting in warm water and keeping...  Read Full »

Dr. Chirag Doshi

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As I can know from your history that you are suffering from pain while passing stool and also blood in the stool you have noticed. I have diagnosed your problem, it looks from your photographs although it is not very clear that you are suffering from anal fissure. Ma...  Read Full »

How to get rid of the skin tag due to anal fissure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old and weigh about 65 kg with a height of 5.5 feet. I have a problem in my anus, Actually, I had anal fissure before and when it is gone there is a skin tag and warts develop. But the crucial thing is an unexplained thing that looks like a wound near in my anus. I hope s...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will definitely help you with your query. Skin tags are formed in long-standing anal fissure. These are nothing but accumulated skin due to fissure usually nothing to do for that but if you have any problem because of it like pain, bleeding, or pus discharge, you c...  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for anal fissure?

Query: i have pain while passing stool and also blood with it sum time spots and some time much more, and i have physical exam to a doctor, who said it is not piles, it is anal fissure then i ask whtat is this he said in simple words its a cut. he suggest me gtn 0.2% and brixin tab if there is no relief ...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: hello I will definitely help u regarding your problem anal fissure is a cut in the anal pessage due to hard stools it may present with pain and bleeding in 99 percent cases surgery not required but proper medicines and prevention is necessary here I will advise you complete treatment only one gel an...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for pain in anus and blood loss.

Query: Having pain in anus as well as difficulty while passing stools. huge anount of blood loss.   Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. First of all try to reduce your weight. At most times, it is the obesity which has been causing problems. The bleeding while passing stools can be secondary to anal fissure, hemorrhoids, rectal ulcer due to difficult defecation. For better clarification and confirm...  Read Full »

What could cause pain and difficulty in passing stools with blood?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from pain while passing stools and there are some blood spots on the stool. The pain is unbearable but there is no swelling as such. I am unable to go out due to the lockdown situation. Please guide me on what to do. Is this normal? I am a diabetic.  Read Full »

Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your condition. You say you are having bloodstained stools and there is no swelling in the anal region which is a good sign. Now based on your history, I suspect you must have had constipation a couple of times. Constipation ultimately will lead to hard s...  Read Full »

What causes irritation around the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, It has been two days that I am feeling some irritation around anus. Today, I noticed some small lumps that are tender to touch and causing mild irritation regularly. Apart from that I have upset stomach and I am getting semi-solid motion. A month back, I had a stone in the urinary tract, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears that you have recurrent anal fissures. You can see it in the picture as a tear (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and these will be very painful. Do you have a family history of colon cancer? Did you have a colonoscopy? Do you have a complete b...  Read Full »

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