Anal fissure, as the name suggests, there is some problem in the anus or anal canal. A tear is caused in the lining of the anus that may further stretch to anal canal causing a lot of pain, bleeding and discomfort to the person while bowel movements. In this case, a person generally passes very hard and large stools which tear the anus lining. Anyone can suffer from Anal Fissure, be it a male or a female irrespective of age.
Majority of the times, acute anal fissures (fissures not lasting for more than 6 weeks) heal themselves and don’t require and kind of special treatment. But chronic anal fissures (that last more than 6 weeks) have the tendency to cause a lot of trouble to the patient and therefore need medical or surgical help. In people, where constipation or diarrhea is the main cause of anal fissure, they can heal their symptoms simply by making lifestyle changes and taking necessary precautions like:
- Drinking a lot of fluids
- Consuming diet rich in fibre or opting for fibre supplements
- Pass stool when you have to, don’t ignore the urge to go to toilet
- Maintain proper hygiene on anal area
- Avoid using scented soaps in this area
- Get treatment for constipation or diarrhea
If your anal fissure doesn’t heal by taking above measure and its condition is severe then there is a need for other anal fissure treatments in Delhi that may involve either medication or surgery. your doctor will first ask you to take nitrate ointment, calcium channel blockers or botox injections to get relief. If these have no effect on anal fissure, then last resort is surgery.
Dr. Amit Agarwal is a well-known doctor for anal fissure treatment in Delhi whose patients experience best long-term outcomes.