An anal fissure is a small, thin tear in the thin, moist tissue (mucosa) that lines the anus. An anal fissure can occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. You may also experience spasms in the ring of muscle at the end of your anus (anal sphincter). Anal fissures may very common in young infants but can affect people of any age. An anal fissure mostly heals on its own within four to six weeks. If it is not, medical treatment or surgery usually can relieve discomfort. If you are looking for the medical treatment, Dr. S. A. Khambhatti is the well-known Fissure specialist in Kandivali to treat such fissure problems.
Anal fissures most commanly cause a sharp pain that starts with the passage of stool. This pain can last from several minutes to a few hours. As a result, many patients may try to ignore a bowel movements to prevent pain.
Other symptoms include
Bright red blood on the stool or toilet paper after a bowel movement
A small lump or skin tag on the skin near the anal fissure (more common when chronic)
Discuss with your physician for the advice of non-surgical treatment.This treatment includes:
A high-fiber diet and over-the-counter fiber supplements (25-35 grams of fiber/day) to make stools soft, formed, and bulky
Over-the-counter stool softeners to make stools easier to pass
Drinking more water to help prevent hard stools and aid in healing
Warm tub baths (sitz baths) for 10 to 20 minutes, a few times per day (especially after bowel movements to soothe the area and help relax anal sphincter muscles). This is thought to help the healing process
Medications, such as lidocaine, that can be applied to the skin around the anus for pain relief
Medications such as diltiazam, nifedipine, or nitroglycerin ointment to relax the anal sphincter muscles which helps the healing process
Although most anal fissures do not require surgery, chronic fissures are harder to treat and surgery may be the best option. The goal of surgery is to help the anal sphincter muscle relax which reduces pain and spasms, allowing the fissure to heal. Vardann Hospital is a place where Dr. S. A. Khambhatti, the best Fissure specialist in Kandivali treat the fissure patients with his skillfull experience. Dr. Khambhatti is also available as Fissure specialist in Malad