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More about The anal fissure
A tear or small cut in the anal lining or anus is an anal fissure. The breaking in the anal lining causes severe pain or heavy bright red bleeding during bowel movements. Severe fissures can reveal tissue under the skin. Fissure is not a serious condition, as it is generally noticed in people affected by constipation.
Fissure repairs and heals itself in 3 to 5 weeks. For fissure, more than 7 weeks, it is considered as a chronic fissure. A stool softener or laxative generally relieves discomfort and pain. If Fissure is not healed after pain reliever and tropical medication, a Proctologist may advise for surgery.
A proctologist may ask you, your medical history and perform a physical examination, including an inspection of the anal region. Generally, the tear is visible.
A small anus fissure looks like a new tear, like a paper cut. A chronic anus fissure has a deeper and inner tear and may have internally or externally fleshy growths.
The fissure's location informs about its cause. A fissure that can be examined on the side of the anal opening, not in the back or front, is an indication of a sign of other disorders, such as Crohn's disease. Proctologist may advise further advanced testing if Proctologist thinks you have an underlying condition such as :
Fissure heals within a time of few weeks if you take steps advised by a Proctologist to take a stool softener or tropical medication, which includes intake of fibers and fluids. Soaking the tear of the anus in warm water for 10 to 20 minutes several times a day, after bowel movements, may help to relax and healing.
If your symptoms persist, you have a chronic fissure, Proctologist may advise further treatment, such as:
If a Proctologist diagnosis a chronic anal fissure that does not affect other treatments, or if your symptoms are severe, a Proctologist may advise you for surgery. Proctologist usually performs a medical procedure called lateral internal sphincterotomy (LIS), which includes cutting off a tiny portion of the anal opening muscle to reduce pain and increase the rate of healing.
What is the risk associated wi
What is the risk associated with The anal Fissure?
The anal fissures major cases are noticed in infants. Adults are prone to anal fissures due to lower blood flow in the anal and rectal areas. During and after child delivery, females are at high risk for anal fissures due to straining while delivery.
People with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), also have a higher risk for developing anal fissures. The inflammation caused in the intestinal lining that forms near the anus more prone to tearing.
People who are suffering from chronic constipation are at a higher risk for anal fissures as well.
How to prevent anal Fissures?
An anal fissure can’t be prevented, but to reduce the risk of getting the anal fissure can be by taking the following preventive measures:
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