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Anal Fissure

About "Anal Fissure"

A cut or tear in the lining of the anus is called anal fissure. It is normally seen in people with chronic constipation. The symptoms include pain during and after a bowel movement, blood in stools, and a visible tear in the skin near the anus.

Related Terms: Constipation, Sitz Bath, Hemorrhoids, High Fibre Diet, Avoid Constipation, Lactulose, Piles

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Anal Fissure: Causes, Prevention, and Treatments.
Article Overview: Pain in the anus is one of the most common complaints encountered in the outpatient clinics. The pain is sometimes described by the patient as 'my worst pain ever. This article provides some suggestions on how to avoid facing this annoying issue by making few dietary and lifestyle changes.  Read Article »
Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim
Medical Gastroenterologist

An anal fissure is a tear or ulcer that develops in the lining of the anal canal after passing a hard motion. Actually, it affects one in ten people at some point in their lives. All age groups and both sexes are affected equally. Causes Constipation is the most common cause either by itself or ...  Read Article »
 
I am having itching and infected skin between anus and genital area. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have got some itching and infected skin in-between anus and genital area. It started more than a year ago near the anus and it is increasing its area slowly. White dry dead skin comes at the surface of the infected area when not lubricated. I thought it will heal in some time by app...  Read Full »
Dr. Kakkar S
Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have a fungal infection. I suggest you take Itraconazole 100 mg capsule (Ceastra XL 100 mg), twice daily for two weeks. In addition, I suggest you apply either Loceryl cream or Fungicros cream, twice daily for four weeks. You may also take an oral antihis...  Read Full »
 
How can anal fissure be treated?
Query: Hello doctor,Six months ago, I faced anal fissure problem, which resolved through diet and medicine. One month ago due to constipation, bleeding started during the passing of stool. Now one inner hemorrhoid has protruded about 0.3 inches in size in the anal area. This creates pain for six hours afte...  Read Full »
Dr. Datta Ram Udayagiri
Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You must be having a recurrent anal fissure (fissure-in-ano). You need to see a surgeon so that you are not missing anything else.For fissures, the following remedies work wonders: Sitz bath thrice a day for 15 minutes each time. Sitz bath means you should sit in...  Read Full »
 
Can an anal fissure heal on its own?
Query: Hi doctor, After passing stool yesterday, I noticed bright red blood on the toilet paper after wiping. Now today after passing stool, I noticed a bit of bright red blood on the toilet seat, but not in the stool and a bit when wiping. I am suffering from a bit of pain when this happens, and the bleed...  Read Full »
Dr. Happykumar Kagathara
Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Your symptoms are consistent with anal fissure. Yes, fissure will heal on its own, provided it will get a proper environment. An anal fissure can be prevented by avoiding constipation. Because constipation will produce more pressure on...  Read Full »
 
Are recurrent anal fissures dangerous?
Query: Hi doctor,I have recurrent anal fissures. When I consulted a doctor, he said the blood loss is very less. But, another doctor advised me to check for CBC. Is this a serious issue?  Read Full »
Dr. Anshuman Srivastava
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Even if the blood loss is less, it can lead to the development of anemia. Hence, CBC is essential (complete blood count). If you have anemia, then you will require iron therapy for that. To prevent fissure, you need to have a soft diet with lots of salad and roughage so t...  Read Full »
 
Can a small anal fissure be healed by medicine?
Query: Hello doctor,My father is suffering from a small anal fissure. Can it be healed by medicine?  Read Full »
Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode
Cardiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first thing to promote healing is stool should be soft. For that, he should eat high fiber diet like fruits apple, banana, oranges, green leafy vegetables like spinach, raw cucumber. Avoid smoking, refined food, fatty and oily food. He should have plenty of fluid...  Read Full »
 
What could cause anal fissure?
Query: Hi doctor,I have fissure-in-ano. The fissure is posterior that is internal. I have tried Smuth and Sucral Ano cream. But, it did not heal. Can you suggest the best treatment?  Read Full »
Dr. Babu Lal Meena
Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, we need to treat the underlying cause of fissure-in-ano. The most common causes are constipation and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). The others include hairy perianal area. Kindly provide details about constipation and loose stools. If you have these, we nee...  Read Full »
 
Please suggest medicine for anal fissure.
Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26 year old female. I am having anal fissure and some crack in the anus. I am bleeding when I go to the toilet. It is very much painful. Please help me and suggest some medicine for this. Thank you.  Read Full »
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you the following medicines for anal fissure. Consult your doctor, discuss with him or her and take the medicine with consent: 1) Intra-anal 0.2% Nitroglycerin twice daily for six weeks. 2) Use Ispaghol husk in warm water. Add one tablespoon in 1-1/2 glas...  Read Full »
 
I am diagnosed with external anal fissure. Please let me know the remedy for this.
Query: Hello doctor, I was diagnosed with an external anal fissure. Initially, I was prescribed Hydrocortisone cream and Lidocaine/ Nifedipine gel. This did give me some relief, but not completely healed the fissure. Later, I was prescribed the Ciplox-TZ tablet with the SN plus 15 along with Duphalac Fibr...  Read Full »
Dr. Datta Ram Udayagiri
Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have probably got a recurrence of anal fistula.Please do as follows: High-fiber diet and laxatives. This can help prevent future recurrence too. Sitz bath is very effective. Do it as many times as possible. I have no idea about cow ghee, but sitz bath works w...  Read Full »
 
What is the treatment for recurrent anal fissure?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22 year old female. I have been having constipation since a year. I am having anal fissures. The doctor says that the fissure has healed, but I still have a burning sensation and mild itching in and around the anus. There is increased burning after bowel movement. I have had two ep...  Read Full »
Dr. Happykumar Kagathara
Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Episode of pain and itching suggest healing phase of the fissure. This time pain is because of slight narrowing of the anal canal at the fissure site due to the replacement of normal tissue with fibrous tissue. You should continue these medications and if there is no s...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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