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12-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Can fissure cause a fistula?

Hi,

I had a fissure for months. I got put on diltiazem to help heal it.

As I was using this, a kind of ridge started to appear just under the surface of the skin from my anus heading down my perineum.


Can a fissure cause a fistula in such a way?

Does a ridge on the skin usually indicate a fistula?

Last edited by MinusNothing; 12-12-2013 at 02:27 PM.
12-12-2013, 02:57 PM   #2
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I don't know that a fissure can cause a fistula, but if you have been having problems down under it can be common to have more than just a fissure. I would get it checked out. Best to be safe than sorry, it may be nothing but in the case that it is a fistula you want to catch it as early as possible. Good luck!
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12-13-2013, 02:47 PM   #3
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I'm with Essieluv. The ridge could be scar tissue where parts of the fissure have healed, but it would be best to get it checked out.
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