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 am getting hemorrhoids at least twice a month. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting hemorrhoids often. Even this month, I got hemorrhoids twice. I would like to know, why is it so often for me? I do eat fruits every day, and I do not have constipation. I am 20 years old, and my weight is 130 lbs. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Medhun Kumar. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear your problem. The first thing is that I need to know a few more details about your problem. Are you getting hemorrhoids or something else? Because bleeding while passing stools are not due to hemorrhoids alone. And suppose, if you got hemorrhoids, then it...  Read Full »

I feel a skin tag, around 0.39 inches in size, in my anus. Could this be a scar or cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel a skin tag, around 0.39 inches in size, in my anus. However, there is no bleeding. I had a complaint of hemorrhoids earlier. Could this be a scar or cancer? How does cancer feel when we palpate it? Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It may be a chronic fissure with a tag from the mucosa. Both hemorrhoids and chronic fissures are painless. Fissures have pain in the initial phases; however, there will not be pain in the chronic phase. Cancer is painless initially, and b...  Read Full »

I am taking the tablet Oxerute CD and applying Oxerute cream for piles, but it is still painful and itchy. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 52-year-old and have had a history of hemorrhoids for the last 20 years. I have never had surgery. I was on the tablet Daflon 500 mg and Anovate Cream. I used to have some bleeding occasionally during that time, and it was fine then. Again the problem occurred after several years, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. From the pictures attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), It appears to be a chronic anal fissure with two skin tags. Pain may be due to acute exacerbations of the chronic fissure. I suggest you continue either Oxer...  Read Full »

I am having itching sensation near anus with pain during bowel movement. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. I am experiencing a slight itching sensation near the anus area and having slight pain during a bowel movement. The pain disappears after a bowel movement. A few years ago I got similar kind of thing and the doctor told I have a fissure. Presently I am using medicine...  Read Full »

Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If it is fissure, you can go for local application of cream Anovate gel (apply it inside the anus at night before you sleep and morning 20 minutes after you pass stools). For pain, take tablet Chymoral forte in the morning and night before food. Change your lifestyle an...  Read Full »

Why do I get hemorrhoids after my menstrual cycle?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female with a history of hemorrhoids. I usually have the problem after my menstrual cycle but this time it is severe. There is no visible tag so I suppose it is internal but my entire left butt cheek is sore because of it. Also I am having trouble while standing and si...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Kumar Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will definitely help you regarding your query. Anal inflammation and pain may be present in two condition. One is anal fissure and another is perianal abscesses formation. If you have fever also than might it be anal abscess, for confirmation of diagnosis local exami...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in the right buttock. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in the right buttock¬†and also pain below upper leg and below knee. I feel uncomfortable while sitting, standing as well as walking. First I met a general surgeon; he examined me and advised me to go to an orthopedician. Orthopedician took x-ray and blood test. He info...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Celecoxib is just for pain relief. In order to understand your condition, I want you to answer a few questions for me. Is the pain radiating in nature? Or dull aching without any radiation? Do you have any record of examination findings? Is there any ar...  Read Full »

I have urinary problems and have to exert pressure to pass stools as I have an anal fissure. What should I do next?

Query: Hello doctor, Whenever I go to the restroom, I have to push hard to pass stools as I have an anal fissure. The pus comes out in large amounts, and the fissure hurts. I have had these problems for the past two years. I do not know what to do. Now I am having urinary problems too. I find it difficult ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. As per your history and attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I think you suffer from anal fissure. You need surgery to remove the affected area. I suggest you take a fiber-rich diet to avoid constip...  Read Full »

Is surgery necessary for anal fissure?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain while passing stools and I have blood along with it. Sometimes, I have many blood spots on my stool. I consulted a doctor and did a physical examination. He told me that I have an anal fissure. He suggested me to take GTN 0.2% and tablet Brixen. If there is no relief in ten day...  Read Full »

Dr. Lalit Kumar Bansal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An anal fissure is a cut in the anal passage. It occurs due to the passage of hard stools. It presents with pain and bleeding in ninety-nine percent of cases. Surgery is not required in most cases. But proper medicines and prevention are necessary to be taken. I suggest...  Read Full »

How to manage anal fissures permanently?

Query: Hello doctor,I have anal fissures for the past seven weeks, the big wound is curing, but the small wound remains uncured. I have a previous history of these same issues ten years back. I am currently taking Fidonal ointment and antibiotics, which cured only 80% of my wound.  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V. Nair

Answer: Hi, Welcome to An anal fissure is a wound in the anal canal caused by various reasons such as overactive anal sphincter pressure, passing hard stools, straining at defecation, and rarely also in Crohn's disease. I hope the doctor has evaluated you for the same. Usually, anal fissures ...  Read Full »

How can anal fissure be treated?

Query: Hello doctor, Six months ago, I faced anal fissure problem, which resolved through diet and medicine. One month ago due to constipation, bleeding started during the passing of stool. Now one inner hemorrhoid has protruded about 0.3 inches in size in the anal area. This creates pain for six hours aft...  Read Full »

Dr. Datta Ram. U

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You must be having a recurrent anal fissure (fissure-in-ano). You need to see a surgeon so that you are not missing anything else.For fissures, the following remedies work wonders: I suggest you to do Sitz bath thrice a day for 15 minutes each time. Sitz b...  Read Full »

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