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How can I keep anal fissures from coming back?

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To help these fissures heal and keep them from coming back:

  • Eat a healthy diet that has plenty of fiber.
  • Stay well-hydrated.
  • Avoid being constipated.

From: What Causes Anal Fissures? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons: "Anal Fissure." 

Cleveland Clinic: "Anal Fissures." 

UpToDate: "Patient information: Anal fissure (Beyond the Basics)."

NHS Choices: "Anal fissure - Introduction," "Anal fissure - Prevention."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons: "Anal Fissure." 

Cleveland Clinic: "Anal Fissures." 

UpToDate: "Patient information: Anal fissure (Beyond the Basics)."

NHS Choices: "Anal fissure - Introduction," "Anal fissure - Prevention."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

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