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Suggest treatment for an open sore at the coccyx area

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Fri, 25 May 2018 in Lump
Question: My husband has an open sore at the top of the crack of his butt. How can we treat it to heal it?
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 52 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Possible anal fissure needs complete symptomatic details please .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* The most common condition regarding open sore at top of butt crack is anal
fissure , still I would like to have all details for the same before thorough
guidelines .

Kindly provide me all symptomatic details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Crack - duration .
2. Pain associated if any type , intensity , any relation with bowel movements .
3. Any recent changes in bowel movements as constipation , hard movements ,
bleeding if any along with stool .
4. Itching , discharge of any pus or other material .
5. Name of ointment used with duration and amount of recovery in symptoms if
any from its use .

Awaiting for your details .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 2 hours later
Duration = 4 days
No change in bowel movements
No pain just annoying
Antibacterial ointment
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the details .

* More confirmatory for the fissure .

* Guidelines for better recovery

- Sitz bath ( sitting in a tub filled with lukewarm water 5 minutes each morning ,
evening and additionally after passing stool .
- Keep the part clean with antiseptic liquid .
- Continue antibiotic cream application .
- Prefer soft , light diet with avoidance of oily , spicy stuffs .
- Avoid sitting on hard surfaces for long period of times as well as long drives .

* Follow up after 48 hours or early if required .

Wishing him fine recovery .

Regards dear take care .

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng

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