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    An anal fissure is a rip, tear or ulcer in the lining of the anal canal (which is situated just inside the opening of the anus). It is very common and can occur at any age; in both adults and children. Read more →

    I have sores around my anal area that are really itchy and bleed mainly at night but also when passing faeces or trying to, I went to the doctor a couple of years ago and was told that I have an anal fissure but I still have it. I was given some cream to insert but it just gave me an headache and dizziness. It is really depressing.





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    I had anal fissure surgery and 3 piles injected just over 4 weeks ago. For about the last 2 weeks, if i neec to do a poo i have to go right that second, i cannot hold it at all resulting in me actually pooing myself about 7 times now. Its getting too much now, is this normal





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    Hello. I'm a 16 year old female, it only stings a little when I go toilet. But it hurts more when I wipe down there, even when I wipe after I pee it makes it hurt. It feels like its been cut with something sharp, I'm just wondering if this could be an anal fissure?





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    I have had an anal fissure for about a year or so now. And it keeps getting worse. I thought it would heal on its own but it hasn't. And it cause a great deal of pain. I don't know what to do. I'm embarrassed to confront my parents about this. But the pain is becoming to much to handle. Im only 15, and there is a lot of blood everytime I use the bathroom... Why should I do?





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    Hi I have had the same, stupidly I wasn't drinking enough, became dehydrated which caused constipation. When I went it was so hard due to lack of fluids & tore me. The fissure didn't go away like I thought it would. I then avoided going to the loo as long as possible as it hurt so much. The Dr gave me some internal cream & muscle relaxant... Awful I know but it really helped! Not completely healed but I've also not used it as much as I should. Don't suffer as it creates a behavioural problem cycle- you need to poo- you hold it in for fear of pain- the poo gets bigger- you cant hold on- you tense your muscles with fear- your bum tears further & your in more pain. Just see the Dr they didn't examine me I just told symptoms & was given cream... It really is that easy!

    Just go see a doctor, you shouldn't be embaressed. If you actually read the article above it states that everyone gets them, even children. It also gives you other suggestions on how to treat them. Before I knew what it was I was also embaressed, until I told my friend and she told me she has had one and that everyone gets them. Just tell your parents, it's not like it it's an STD. :) Goodluck

    my son was/is like that i took him to the doctors and he had an anal fissure (i think thats the right spelling) he got some cream and some drinks to soften his stools and it has helped loads no more itching or scratching or crying or going t he loo a million times a day cos thats what my son did aswel. i would take him they can sort it out its what there there for i didnt want to take my son but it got so bad he had to go and as for the penis my son still does that i think its just a boy thing lol but i hope he grows out of it soon lol take care hope you get it sorted

    8 years ago i had an anal fistular operation since then i have been fine.then 9 months ago i developed symptoms similar pain terrible itching and stinging bad before a bowel movement.terrible itching after the bowel movement. i have been referred to see a consultant but still waiting! it is very distressing and i have now had to go ono the sick because of the pain. please whats wrong with me before i go crazy.





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    Hiya. I totally sympathize with you. My son Kaelan, was seen by our GP numerous times and then referred but we were given no answers in terms of diagnoses. All I was being told was that it was probably worms. Although after worming him twice, with no effect, we knew it had to be something else. It wasn't until we met Anouk that we finally got some answers. She knew what the problem was straight away...an anal fisure. My advise to you is to keep on at your GP and insist you be referred to investigate the possibility of a fisure. After our meeting with Anouk, Kaelan has been prescribed Xyloproct (a cream) to heal the tear and Movicol(a powder for oral solution) to keep his stools soft to avoid a reoccurence of anymore tearing. We were quite shocked to hear Kaelan had been suffering with constipation. As a family we enjoy a high fibre diet, eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. According to Miss Van der Avoirt some children's digestive systems are slower than others. It's just one of those things. Kaelan is getting on really well now. His had one little tear since but no way as bad as it was before. He just has to keep up the treatment and we have to make sure he drinks plenty of water, as this can also be a cause of constipation. I hope this has been of some help to you. Good luck with getting your son treated. Regards, Esther x

    I had dis problem for almost one year,used to bleed fresh while passing stool,I told my docter sis who told me I got anal tear cause of once being constipated and now its like a vicious cycle causing spasm of anal wall to shrink while passing stool instead of relaxing and inturn cause bleeding,and treatment is only that doctor will put both thumbs inside n stretch for a minute to release the spasm and naturally it is a painful procedure so done under GA,,I went for it n since then no bleeding.

    Can the pain of an anal fissure cause headaches and light headedness ?





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    Hi kevin, ive had this problem since june, I have been feeling light headed as is in dizzy for example i would be sitting down on the sofa, suddenly when i feel sore in my bum when i stand up to help ease my bum mussel to not scratch.. i get this stunner dizziness an also get pin an needles in my legs an lower back spine. which sometime makes me have hot or cold sweats.along with a very temperamental mood swing.

    Hi Raiha, I get pins and needles I thought it was due to kneeling at work I also get back ache. My mood swings are terrible depending on what I eat and hot flushes too. My doctor says that Iam stressed but I have been having the symptoms for over a year. I have started taking tablets for stress and the lightheadedness has gone a bit better. I have to have a camera in my backside to check but my bowel movements have been irregular lately too going from constipation to diarrhoea.

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    I'm 13 and I think I have one of these, It has happened 3 times, every time i do a large poo and blood is on the tissue! Is this an anal fissure?





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    you need to go see your doctor as it could be anything but does happen to young healthy children a course of tablets of your gp will help

    my 3 year old niece anal fissure dose that cause pain in her vergina she keep tell us her pee pee hurts





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    Hi My daughter is 3 year old ...all of a sudden i have noticed tht her apetite has reduced,she scratching her anal area and she is not willing to eat her usual food. Is this the sign for worms? if yes could you please advice me wht shall i do ,of any medication to be given Thank you soo much





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    My 4 month old daughter has an external anal fissure and I am not sure how to treat it. She gets a bit fussy before passing poo but after that she's fine. She also sometimes cries randomly and I am not sure if it is because she's in pain or it is just normal baby development.





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    id just like to say i am 45 year old woman and belive me it does hurt and makes you cry taker her to see her GP straite away as she will be in so much pain

    you all seem to have anal problems eat loads of fruit and vegetables and drink loads of water





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    My son is 10yrs old and he is suffering from pre-anal abceses. He has had them now over 1yr,they have been treated in hospital but are not healing and they dont know what is causing them.He has a fairly good diet very active and proble does not suffer from constipation please help any information would be greatfully appreciated.





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    I am suffering with anal fissures and sometimes use a dilute solution of sodium bicarbonate to clean with since it neutralizes the acid from the bowel movement. I follow this with a rinse of water to remove the solution.

    I have an 14 month old daughter.It started with an anal fissuere but after that my daughter hasn't been able to go the toilet without crying and sweating. After she has had her poo she is exausted.i have been to the docter and she has been on lactolse for a year and a half.I hate seeing my daughter going through pain.please help





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    I just took my 9 year old daughter to the GP today - she has chronic constipation, which has caused an anal fissure. She bleeds every time she has a poo. GP was great, quickly examined her and advised an increase in her meds (lactulose to soften the poo) and prescribed some cream to help soothe after she's been the loo. Be brave, see your doctor, you'll feel so much better afterwards :)

    hi, my daughter is 7 years old and she has anal fissure for 2 years now. all the dr has offered me as treatment is stool softners, pain relievers as creams, i tried homeopatic treatments, change of diet, etc. Nothing works. it affects her every day life, she`s resteless and impatient. what do you advise?





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    he dont suck his fingers lol found out what it was it is an anal fissure i think that is how its spelt it got so bad i just took him to the doctors and he is alot better with it now but the second he dosnt have the cream he is crying again and there is not alot left so i suppose i go back but i wouldnt have thought they would give him any more but we will see when the cream runs out thanks for the comments though

    Hey,i am 15 years old and hairy.. i have hair: bum,lowerback,stomach, niples, theigs ANAL, side burns, cheeck hair, a lot of upperlip hair. I don't show my body or anything. I just want to be like other girls there all hairless and im here with a manily disease. UGH i want to kill my self.i feel so ugly. Is there a cure for this?!!





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    Isn't it normal to have have in all the areas you mentioned? Usually it's fine hair, but if it's coarse then that's not good ): . I am suffering with severe facial hair. It's very thick like leg hair once it grows back after shaving. It seems to have gotten better because of my at home laser treatment & medication. I've seen many doctors and have taken birth control pills but i'm glad I stopped. The reason I have thick hair on my face is due to my first laser treatment whoch required shavving it (made matters worse). I drink spearmint tea each morning since it's supposed to lower the androgens. Well ... It's vey embarrassing for me to even show my face and i keep my hair down to hide it.

    hi, my name is nicole wing and i have had worms for some time now. i dont want to tell my mother or father. what can i do? im scared. i always poo on a tissoo and check if i have worms or use a mirror o=to see if they are around the anal area. please help me with this, thanks. write back. NICOLE WING xoxoxo





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    Nicole there is no need to be embaressed! Tell your mum - I'm sure she will be very happy that you told her and go to a doctor

    Try SLIPPERY ELM powder - I had an anal fissure after childbirth and was in agony. Tried all manner of creams, none of which worked. A high fibre diet and lots of water is recommended, but also try Slippery Elm powder which you can get from health food shops. Felt like it 'coated' my insides as food went down an out! It tastes revolting and you need to mix it with hot water and honey/sugar. Good luck, this condition can make you miserable. Not sure if it is ok for kids so you may have to check first.

    Hi, I am a 19 year old female and I feel that I have this same issue and after reading about all the different things it could have been and all the symptoms, I relate mostly to anal fissure. Id like to get an opinion on it though. Every time I go number 2 it feels like razor blades around the opening. It has been like this for almost a year now and its really beginning to worry me more because just recently it started bleeding. Although I know that can be many things I am still concerned but I do not have a doctor at the moment so I don't know what to do. I have tried eating a lot more fiber and that seems to help sometimes. I have maybe 2 bowel movements in a row that wont be extremely painful but then it will just go back to the way it was 2 days later or so. If anyone has any suggestions it would be greatly appreciated I don't know how much longer I can deal with this pain. :(





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    refer to the comment i posted for lucas above.

    hello my son is autistic and hes been getting pain in his tummy in the centre of the upper part near the ribs . the pain comes really sharp and lasts for a week where he cant stand up or sit dwn . allso to is teacher tells me he prods at his anal region all the time . when he sits on the chair he has one foot on the chair with his knees tucked under his chin rasing his buttock of the chair could you plz help me l have been going hospitals for his pain hes been on so many medication but nothing take the pain away even the hospital doctors all laugh at my son . my son cant talk so its really hard . could you give me some numbers of specialist who could see him plz help me





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    Look up Nourishing Traditions and Naturally Wells. Both are .co.uk. May I suggest some dietary changes. I am pained to hear of your son's discomfort and your worry. I trust you will endeavour to look up these web sites. Regards and all the best....

    i have alot of hair!!! i have hair almost everyhwere on my body and it puts me off showing my boyfriend my body :/ i have my breasts, pubic hair, periods all that and alos one on my inner lips and twice the size of my other inner lip and its purple on the outside i am really embarrist to show my boyfriend myself naked because of the hair and my vagina PLEASE HELP ME! my vagina is also very sore the skit where the vagina and the anal area nearly meets i hate my body and i just want to know if all of this is normal and i have hair growing around my nipple and i hate it IS THIS ALL NORMAL?





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    Hi, my name is Lucas I'm a 13 yr. old boy and am positive that I have a anal fissure! I've had it for the last 8 months and I am constipated very often. Approximately 7 months ago I had the biggest poo I have ever had It was rock solid and almost as big as my fist and from that point on I noticed a intense pain after and as I take a poo and when it didn't hurt it itched and I would itch it only for it to itch more the next day then I stopped for 6 months ignoring the pain and the ichyness after I would take a poo it would bleed a fair amount I was scared to poo at all then I had a idea what if I used vasolen (pardon my spelling) to help pass my stool and it worked !!! But now I'm wondering how can I heal it I'm to nervous to go to my mom, my dad wouldn't understand. So I've come to the Internet with my problem ill check the site every 2 days hoping for a response I beg for your help!!!!!!!!





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    hi lucas, i am sorry you are going through that. i am 27 i had an anal fissure last year from being constipated too i had to go see the doctor because it hurt so bad. they put me on a mild steroid cream to help heal it. i think you need to tell your mom if your dad won't understand. i am sure they have delt with plenty of thier own emberassing things in life maybe even this same thing. it needs to be looked at by a professional incase it is infected or it needstitches but even though it hurts to make sure and clean it well after using the bathroom to keep infection from happening. the other reason you need to see the doc is that this fissure is only a symptom of the constipation you are going through and i think you would feel waaaaaaay better if you could know what is causing that and solve it! consistant constipation can also cause future hemorhoids and you seriously want to avoid those if you can. also drinking lots of water and eating fiber will really help you be able to go #2, the water helps keep your poop from drying up and becoming hard to pass and apples are a great source of fiber. last tip, don't "push" it out if you can help it when you are trying to go just relax and let it happen if it doesn't don't sit there forever just wash up and wait till you for sure need to go. good luck!

    talk to your mam my 13 year old lad did im taking him to doctors dont be embarresed she would rather no or go and ask to speak to the nurse at the doctors i would be gutted if my son never told me dont worry eat bananas and less junk food and drink water tell your mam kid and get checked out

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