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Hard stools tore anal skin, diarrhea, area feels sore, swollen. Treatment for symptoms?

hi there many years ago i passed a stool that ripped but bum it hurt healed but didnt heal properly i caught the diarraha bug and it tore it a bit again although the first time was 12 years ago but it has started to show more feels very sore and it seems more swollen my husband had a look and said it dont look like a heamoroid?
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Thank you for the query.

Such anal skin rupture is called anal fissure. At the beginning it appears as acute fissure and if not treated property, becomes severe one. Such severe fissure is very hard to treat and usually surgery is necessary. However if you have not tried any treatment there is a possibility that it will go away. To do that you should:
- avoid constipations and do not push hard on stool
- increase fiber rich products and mineral water intake
- have sitz baths with Quercus Cortex
- wash your rectum after every stool
- ask your doctor about Nitroglycerin gel and Xylocaine gel

Such treated fissure should go away in a week or two. If not, surgical removal might be the only option.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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