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Anal Fissure
Apr 25, 2006

I have recently gotten what I believe to be an anal fissure. I am a sexually active gay man, but as far as I know HIV- . DO you think that I may have contracted HIV, or how common are anal fissures? When the fissure occured I had not had sex in months, i think i remember the bowel movement when it occured. Thanks for your help. Also I am a very healthy 26 year old guy, I just want to know in which direction i should go.

Response from Dr. Young

Anal fissures are not uncommon among persons who have anal intercourse, whether male or female, HIV+ or HIV-

I'd have things checked out by your doctor. BY



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