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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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I have bright red blood in stool. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 23-year-old female. I weigh 220 at 5 foot 2 inches. There is bright red blood in my stool, not dark at all and no clots. I have asthma. I am also on Clomid to help me conceive and I just finished a round of it yesterday. The bleeding started yesterday.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. The most common causes of blood in stools are either piles or anal fissure and both should be painful. So please provide me with more details in order to identify the cause: Is there any pain during or after defecation? Do you have an...  Read Full »

I had constipation and taking stools with mild pain. Is it fine?

Query: Hello doctor,I used to have constipation issues last year, and recently, in the last two weeks, it gets fixed. But I think I have little wounds appearing, that is my assumption. I am taking soft stool from last week. While taking out stool, I feel a slight pain in that area. Is it serious? Please ad...  Read Full »

Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern for symptoms. 1) Never attempt to take out stool. Insted it is advisable to use stool softener or laxatives. 2) The habit of taking stool out and constipation can develop anal fissure which is small tear on inner wall of lower part of anal...  Read Full »

How to heal anal fissure?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having an anal fissure for the last three weeks. I took Paracetamol 500 mg, Cremagel ointment, and Lignocaine gel. How to heal the anal fissure?  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to An anal fissure can be a very troublesome problem. In my practice I suggest the following measures. Do sitz bath daily three times. Cremagel (Diltiazem 2%) should be applied in the orifice half an hour before passing the stool. Take two teaspoons of lactulose solution...  Read Full »

Why do I have rectal pain along with prostatitis?

Query: Hello doctor, My anal fissure surgery is done a few years back, and my anal fistula three years later. No problems after surgery. But now, I have been facing chronic prostatitis for the last four months. I visited a urologist a few days back because of pain. He asked me for a rectal examination by p...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. So, as per prior history, this may be anal stenosis, and after a recent digital rectal examination by the urologist, there is a good possibility of having a minor anal fissure or erosion again. Warm water sit baths ...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing blood in my stool. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 20-year-old female, and I have been experiencing blood in my stool quite recently when going to the toilet.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. You could have a fissure in ano or, less likely, hemorrhoids. I would suggest you have a clinical examination to clear the above thoughts. Take syrup Lactihep (lactitol and benzoic acid) 20 ml at night and Freelac powder (lactitol and ispaghul...  Read Full »

What is the reason for itching and drops of blood in the anal area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old male. A day or two ago after a bowel movement, I felt an itch in the anal area. I tried to get at it with a tissue but, it got worse and I could see small pellets of blood on the wipe. I am not on any medications.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Blood streaks on the wipe after an episode of itching could be due to an anal fissure. Bleeding per rectum in an otherwise healthy young male could be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissure. A fissure is a tear in the anal canal due to constipation or repeated friction. It...  Read Full »

I suffer from persistent anal fissures. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Three years ago, I experienced a fissure, prompting a doctor's visit due to the appearance of a skin tag and bleeding from the anus. Although the bleeding subsided with ointment, sitz baths, and medication, the fissure recurrently reappears, particularly after consuming constipation-in...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We feel glad that you reached out to us. I suggest to remain calm and refrain from opting for surgery at this time. It is important not to depend solely on medication. I suggest you establish a routine that includes early morning walks, regular yoga, and pranayama. Mak...  Read Full »

I am losing blood due to anal fissure. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 17 years old. A few days back, I had hard stools and it resulted in causing anal fissure. My anal area became swollen and I started to have extreme sharp pain with every bowel movement. After two days, I waked up with a feeling of less pain and I was confident that my fissure has got ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are losing so much blood that you nearly passed out, then you can go to an emergency and consult a doctor soon without any delay. If you have slight blood that made you feel like pass out, then it can be due to hemorrhoids. Take plenty of fluids around two to...  Read Full »

I am experiencing severe constipation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have an anal fissure, internal hemorrhoid, SRUS, and constipation. One year ago, I was suffering from a hard stool that was difficult to pass. I went to a gastroenterologist, who did a colonoscopy and found that I had an anal fissure and internal hemorrhoid. He prescribed Sitcom Fort...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the files uploaded by you. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The endoscopy report you have shown does not show any evidence of SRUS (solitary rectal ulcer syndrome). All your symptoms can be attributed to underlying constipatio...  Read Full »

Are anal fissures in my 12-year-old son due to constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, My 12-year-old son has got anal fissures due to constipation. He has the habit of holding his bowel movements while in public, and we have finally helped him overcome the habit. However, the fissures and spotting have not reduced. He does not have a fever, abdominal pain, blood in sto...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and will surely help you out. I suggest the below treatment plan for five days: Cream Practosedyl BD (Beclometasone, Lidocaine, and Phenylephrine) to be applied to the affected area twice a day. Syrup Cremaffin plus (Liquid Paraffin, Milk...  Read Full »

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