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What is anal fissure?

Fissure is a crack around the anal region. It typically causes severe pain and bleeding during bowel movements. The reason for fissure is trauma inside the inner lining of the anus. A hard bowel is responsible for fissure but chronic diarrhea can also be the cause. Do not leave it untreated. Delay in diagnosis may lead to an acute fissure becoming a chronic one and become more difficult to treat. If anal fissure is not diagnosed, it may also allow other conditions to go undetected and untreated, such as serious infections or even cancer.

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Names of anal fissure in different languages:

Anal fissure in Hindi - ‎एनल फिशर

Anal fissure in Tamil - குத பிளவு

Anal fissure in Telugu - ఆనల్ ఫిష్యూర్

Anal fissure in Marathi -गुदद्वारासंबंधीचा फिशर

Anal fissure in Bengali - অ্যানাল ফিশার

Types of anal fissure:

Acute anal fissure

Chronic anal fissure

Risk factors of anal fissure:

Advanced age

Constipation

Recent childbirth

Crohn’s disease

Inflammatory bowel disease

Anal intercourse

Home remedies for anal fissure:

Take sitz baths

Add fiber to your diet

Take stool softeners

Avoid straining during bowel movements

Drink adequate fluids

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Causes

  • Lifting heavy weights
  • Tight anal sphincter
  • Passing large or hard stools frequently
  • Decreased blood flow to the anal region
  • Straining too much while bowel movement

Symptoms

  • Anal Bleeding
  • Rectal Pain
  • Itchiness
  • Cracked skin
  • Small lump or skin tag

Treatment

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Diagnosis

The doctor will ask about your medical history and will perform a physical test, which will include a gentle inspection of the anal region. Most of the times the tear is visible. This is the test that is done for the fissure diagnosis. A fissure is considered chronic if it lasts for more than eight weeks. The location of the fissure offers clues about the cause. A fissure bleeding that occurs on the side of the anal opening is likely to be a sign of Crohn’s disease. Your doctor will recommend these fissure test for the diagnosis:

Anoscopy: An anoscope is a tubular device that is inserted into the anus to help the doctor view the anus and rectum.,Flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy: In this process, the doctor will insert a thin tube into the bottom portion of your colon. This test is done when you are younger than 50 years and capable to rule out any risk factors for colon cancer.

Procedure

There are several home and natural remedies one can try to get relief from symptoms of fissure. When these fail to deliver desired results, it is best to consult the nearest fissure specialist. All types of fissure treatments are available in Agra. The advanced laser-based techniques to cure fissure are quite effective compared to traditional surgery or home remedies. If your condition has reached a stage where surgery is needed, we recommend you consult with the best fissure doctor in Agra for the advanced surgical treatment instead of open surgery. Leveraging a technologically advanced procedure, treatment of fissure can be done with laser. If you are facing symptoms of the fissure, it is necessary to consult the nearest fissure specialist in Agra.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Permanent cure for anal fissure available in Agra

Pristyn Care provides excellent patient care by providing painless procedures. Our medical coordinators are available round-the-clock to serve our patients with help in any form. Anal fissure can lead to chronic anal fissure, anal fistulas or even anal stenosis if not treated properly the first time. Although these can be cured with the help of home remedies these only provide temporary relief. Our clinics are equipped with the latest tools which ensure anal fissure are cured permanently. Pristyn Care medical specialists are specially trained for laser surgeries hence, the success rate is very high.

Painless anal fissure surgery in Agra guaranteed by Pristyn Care

Pristyn Care clinics are famous for their laser-based procedures especially for the treatment of piles, anal fistula, anal fissure, varicose veins, and pilonidal sinus. Our medical buddies understand that surgery involves lots of complications. We ensure a hassle-free experience by taking care of the entire process from booking an appointment to post-treatment follow up. Our team of specialists is currently spread across three cities- Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. We also provide free cab facilities on the day of the surgery.

How to relieve fissure itching?

Here are a few simple tips that can help you relieve fissure itching:

  • Don’t scratch the fissure area. Scratching may irritate the skin. To find relief from the condition, you can apply compression to the area or take an oatmeal bath. You may want to scratch the area while in your sleep, so you should trim your nails to prevent hurting your area.
  • Wear breathable cotton underwear. Wearing cotton undergarments will help you keep your area dry. Avoid wearing pantyhose and tight fit inner garments because it may trap moisture and irritate the skin.
  • Clean your anal area gently – Use clean lukewarm plain water to your clean your anus. Use non-irritating mild soap. Do not scrub the area near your anal fissure. Make sure to clean the area with moist cotton balls or plain water if you have diarrhea or incontinence.
  • Avoid irritants – Do not use anything like perfumed soaps, bubble baths, genital deodorats, or harsh wipes in and around your anal fissure. If you need to clean your fissure area, use unscented toilet paper.
  • Watch your diet – Cut down on your intake of coffee, cola, spicy foods, citrus fruits, tomatoes or any food that may cause diarrhea. Don’t indulge in laxative overuse
  • Use gels and ointments – You can use zinc oxide gels or ointments, vaseline petroleum jelly or hydrocortisone cream to find quick relief from the itching and irritating symptoms.
  • Maintain firm bowel movements – Adding a lot of fiber to your regular diet can help you pass soft and timely bowel movements. For smooth bowel movements, you can also take help of fiber supplements such as psyllium (Metamucil) and methylcellulose (Citrucel).

What is the difference between anal fissure and anal fistula?

Anal fissure and anal fistula are two very common anorectal diseases. An anal fissure is a condition where an tear or a crack appearns in the skin near the anus. On the other hand, anal fistulas are tube-like passages that appears in the anal canal or the inner rectum. Most anal fissures are like paper cuts and ususally get healed within a few weeks. If left untreated, both anal fissure and anal fistula can develop into worse conditions. Untreated fistulas can even branch off into multiple openings.

The symptoms exhibited by both the conditions are very similar to each other. Pain in the anal area, discomfort while seating at the toilet seat and pain while passing a bowel movement, and blood in stools are some of the common symptoms for both anal fissure and anal fistula. But anal fistulas may also include pus secretion from the anal area, an extra opening near the anus or an increase in diarrhea.

Although different in nature, both the conditions require medical intervention. An anal fissure or anal fistula can be treated by a proctologist or an anorectal/ colorectal surgeon. At initial stages, both the diseases can be managed with medicines. But to treat the condition permanently, one would require a surgical approach, which can be done either through open surgery or laser surgery.

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