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Question: Anal Fissures

 BrittanyAnn85 - Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:36 pm

I've been experiencing blood in my stools for quite some time now. I've been to the doctor and she has prescribed me with suppositories which seem to work for the time that i'm taking them and up until 4 or 5 days after i've finished taking them. After that 4 or 5 days it comes back again. I'm not constipated my stools are nice and soft so I have no problem passing them. Where do I go from here? I don't wanna spend another 20 dollars at the doctor just to have her prescribe me a suppository. I am pretty sure it's an anal fissure because i can feel slight pain when passing and a bit afterwards on the outside. Can anyone help me as to what I can do?
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:04 am

User avatar Hi,
Typically, hemorrhoids present with painless bleeding. Acute Anal fissures on the other hand,generally present with severe pain during defecation.Chronic anal fissures present with milder pain or streaks of blood on the stool.
It is better that you consult a surgeon who will be able to diagnose what you have and treat accordingly.
Some general advice for both these conditions:
High fibre diet
Drink plenty of liquids
Regular bowel habit.

Good wishes!

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