The Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) at Riley Hospital for Children and IU Health Methodist Hospital are putting visitor restrictions in place starting Monday, Nov. 18th. Only visits by parents plus four designated adults identified by the parents will be allowed on the NICU floor.
Siblings and children under 18 will not be permitted. These restrictions minimize risk of infection to patients already at risk and will be in place through spring 2020.
An anal fissure is a tear in the opening at the end of the gastrointestinal tract, called the anus.
Anal fissures in children are most often caused by constipation and the passage of hard or large stools. One-time anal fissures are common in young children, though youth with Crohn's disease may experience multiple, more severe or recurrent tears due to their condition.
A child with an anal fissure may have the following symptoms:
A pediatric gastroenterologist can diagnose an anal fissure with a physical examination and by talking with the child. The physician may perform tests, including:
Most anal fissures will heal without treatment over time. Several home treatments can aid healing. Your child's physician may recommend the following:
Visit the website below to learn more about anal fissures.
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