Portions of Interstate 65 in downtown Indianapolis will be closed for bridge repairs beginning on or after July 1. Construction may impact travel to IU Health facilities in the area. Learn more.
Partes de la Interestatal 65 en el centro de Indianápolis estarán cerradas para reparaciones de puentes que empiezan en o después del 1 de Julio. La construcción puede afectar el viaje a los centros hospitalarios de IU Health en el área.
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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