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Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-fissure/symptoms-causes/syc-20351424?p=1

ew An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue (mucosa) that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. You also may experience spasms in the ring of muscle at the end of your anus (anal sphincter). Anal fissures are very common in young infants but can ...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-fissure/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351430?p=1

sis If possible, your doctor will perform a digital rectal exam, which involves inserting a gloved finger into your anal canal, or use a short, lighted tube (anoscope) to inspect your anal canal. However, if this is too painful for you, your doctor may be able to diagnose an anal fissure only by observation. An acute anal fissure looks like a fresh tear, somewhat like a paper cut. A chronic ana...

Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-fissure/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20351433?p=1

issure care at Mayo Clinic At Mayo Clinic, your personal physician takes all your issues into account so that you'll get exactly the care you need. The collaborative model of care at Mayo Clinic means physicians from a wide array of specialties participate in your care. Your care team brings: Advanced diagnosis and treatment. Mayo Clinic specialists treat nearly 1,200 people each year for anal ...

Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cavities/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352898?p=1

sis Your dentist can usually detect tooth decay by: Asking about tooth pain and sensitivity Examining your mouth and teeth Probing your teeth with dental instruments to check for soft areas Looking at dental X-rays, which can show the extent of cavities and decay Your dentist will also be able to tell you which of the three types of cavities you have — smooth surface, pit and fissure, or root. ...

Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/constipation/symptoms-causes/syc-20354253?p=1

ew Chronic constipation is infrequent bowel movements or difficult passage of stools that persists for several weeks or longer. Constipation is generally described as having fewer than three bowel movements a week. Though occasional constipation is very common, some people experience chronic constipation that can interfere with their ability to go about their daily tasks. Chronic constipation m...

Patient education: Lichen sclerosus (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/lichen-sclerosus-beyond-the-basics
Susan M Cooper

INTRODUCTION Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a skin disorder that causes the skin to become thin, whitened, and wrinkled, and can cause itching and pain. LS usually occurs in postmenopausal women, although men, children, and premenopausal women may be affected. It can develop on any skin surface, but in women it most commonly occurs near the clitoris, on the labia (the inner and outer genital lips), a...

Patient education: Constipation in infants and children (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/constipation-in-infants-and-children-beyond-the-basics
Manu R Sood

CONSTIPATION OVERVIEW Constipation is a common problem in children of all ages. A child with constipation may have bowel movements less frequently than normal; hard bowel movements; or large, difficult, and painful bowel movements. Most children with constipation do not have an identifiable underlying medical problem causing their symptoms. Constipation generally resolves with changes in diet o...

Patient education: Hemorrhoids (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/hemorrhoids-beyond-the-basics
Ronald Bleday

HEMORRHOIDS OVERVIEW Hemorrhoids are enlarged or swollen veins in the lower rectum. The most common symptoms of hemorrhoids are rectal bleeding, itching, and pain. You may be able to see or feel hemorrhoids around the outside of the anus, or they may be hidden from view, inside the rectum (figure 1A-B). Hemorrhoids are common, occurring in both men and women. Although hemorrhoids do not usually...

Patient education: Anal fissure (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/anal-fissure-beyond-the-basics
David B Stewart

ANAL FISSURE OVERVIEW An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus, the opening where feces are excreted. The tear typically extends into a circular ring of muscle called the internal anal sphincter (figure 1). The fissure is described as acute if it has been present for less than six weeks or chronic if present for more than six weeks. Once a fissure develops, the internal anal sphincte...

Patient education: Bloody stools in children (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/bloody-stools-in-children-beyond-the-basics
Nishaben Patel

INTRODUCTION Seeing blood on your child's stool can be frightening. However, this is a common condition in children and is usually not serious. There are many possible causes of bloody stools, also known as "rectal bleeding." The most likely cause depends on the frequency and amount of blood, and on your child's age and underlying condition. A healthcare provider can help to determine the sourc...

Patient education: Blood in the stool (rectal bleeding) in adults (Beyond the Basics)
https://www.uptodate.com//contents/blood-in-the-stool-rectal-bleeding-in-adults-beyond-the-basics
Robert M Penner

INTRODUCTION Seeing blood in the toilet, on the outside of your stool, or with wiping after a bowel movement is common. Fortunately, most of the causes of such rectal bleeding are not life-threatening; common causes include hemorrhoids and anal fissures. However, the only way to be certain of the cause is to be evaluated by a healthcare provider. This topic will review when to seek help for blo...

Anal fissure - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-fissure/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20351430

Nov 16th, 2020 - Diagnosis Your doctor will likely ask about your medical history and perform a physical exam, including a gentle inspection of the anal region. Often the tear is visible. Usually this exam is all that's needed to diagnose an anal fissure. An acute anal fissure looks like a fresh tear, somewhat like a paper cut. A chronic anal fissure likely has a deeper tear, and may have internal or external f...

Anal fissure - Care at Mayo Clinic - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-fissure/care-at-mayo-clinic/mac-20351433

Nov 16th, 2020 - Anal fissure care at Mayo Clinic At Mayo Clinic, your personal physician takes all of your issues into account so that you'll get exactly the care you need. The collaborative model of care at Mayo Clinic means physicians from a wide array of specialties participate in your care. Your care team brings: Experience. Mayo Clinic specialists treat more than 1,200 people each year for anal fissures. ...

Cavities/tooth decay - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cavities/symptoms-causes/syc-20352892

Jul 18th, 2017 - Overview Types of cavities Open pop-up dialog box Close Types of cavities Types of cavities Cavities are decayed areas of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. The three types of cavities are shown here. Smooth surface cavities occur on the smooth sides of your teeth, while root cavities develop on the surface over the roots. Pit and fissure cavities occur on the chewing surface ...

Cavities/tooth decay - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cavities/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20352898

Jul 18th, 2017 - Diagnosis Types of cavities Open pop-up dialog box Close Types of cavities Types of cavities Cavities are decayed areas of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. The three types of cavities are shown here. Smooth surface cavities occur on the smooth sides of your teeth, while root cavities develop on the surface over the roots. Pit and fissure cavities occur on the chewing surface...

Anal fissure - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-fissure/symptoms-causes/syc-20351424

Nov 16th, 2020 - Overview An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue (mucosa) that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. You also may experience spasms in the ring of muscle at the end of your anus (anal sphincter). Anal fissures are very common in young infants bu...

Constipation - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/constipation/symptoms-causes/syc-20354253

Jun 28th, 2019 - Overview Chronic constipation is infrequent bowel movements or difficult passage of stools that persists for several weeks or longer. Constipation is generally described as having fewer than three bowel movements a week. Though occasional constipation is very common, some people experience chronic constipation that can interfere with their ability to go about their daily tasks. Chronic constipa...

Anal Fissures
https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/anal-fissures

An anal fissure is a small, painful tear in the lining of the anus. Anal fissures may hurt and bleed during or after a bowel movement, but about 90% heal without surgery.