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Anal fissure

Anal fissure: Introduction

Anal fissure: A painful ulcer linear to the margin of the anus. See detailed information below for a list of 10 causes of Anal fissure, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Anal fissure:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Anal fissure. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Anal fissure

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Causes of Types of Anal fissure:

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Anal fissure: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Anal fissure, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Anal fissure Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Anal fissure may include:

  • Dietary modification
  • Stool softeners
  • Sitz baths
  • Increasing fluid consumption and fibre intake
  • Open lateral internal sphincterotomy
  • Glyceryl-trinitrate (GTN)
  • Chemical sphincterotomy
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for Anal fissure

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Stories from Users for Anal fissure

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Anal fissure: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Anal fissure

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Anal fissure: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Anal fissure

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect). One more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, or GERD. more »

Anal fissure: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Anal fissure: Related Rare Diseases

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Anal fissure: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Definitions of Anal fissure:

A painful linear ulcer at the margin of the anus. It appears as a crack or slit in the mucous membrane of the anus and is very painful and difficult to heal. (Dorland, 27th ed & Stedman, 25th ed)
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Organs affected by Anal fissure:

The list of organs typically affected by Anal fissure may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Anal fissure

The list below shows some of the causes of Anal fissure mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Anal fissure?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Anal fissure. Of the 10 causes of Anal fissure that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 7 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Anal fissure:

The following list of conditions have 'Anal fissure' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Anal fissure:

The following list of medical conditions have Anal fissure or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.



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Causes of Anal fissure Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Anal fissure based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Anal fissure?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Anal fissure, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Anal fissure:

    Fissure in ano
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Anal fissure:

    Medical Conditions associated with Anal fissure:

    Anal symptoms (466 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Anal fissure:

    Anal symptoms (466 causes), Rectal symptoms (88 causes), Rectal bleeding (324 causes), Internal bleeding (22 causes), Anal pain (8 causes), Rectal pain (27 causes), Bloody stools (406 causes), Haemorrhoids, Painful defaecation, Constipation (726 causes), Sphincterotomy

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