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expand iconCan anal fissure occur at any age?

Yes. Age is not a relevant factor of any anorectal diseases, including fissure. Hence, fissure can develop at any age if you live an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle.

expand iconHow can I book an appointment with Pristyn Care doctors?

There are several ways to book an appointment with Pristyn Care. You can fill the appointment form, give us a call, or use the mobile application to schedule an appointment for consultation.

expand iconAre Pristyn Care doctors available for online consultation?
expand iconHow much does laser fissure surgery cost?

Laser fissure surgery will cost you around Rs. 41,500 to Rs. 55,000 approximately. There are several factors that impacts the overall price of fissure treatment, such as diagnostic tests, doctor’s consultation fee, hospital admission/discharge cost, severity of the disease, and type of surgery recommended. According to these factors, the actual cost of fissure surgery will be different for each patient.

expand iconWhat foods should I avoid if I have anal fissure?

If you have anal fissure, you should avoid eating foods that lack fiber and increase the risk of constipation, which is one of the primary cause for anal fissure. Such food items include white bread, bagels, dairy products, processed/canned foods, meat, caffeinated beverages, etc.

expand iconIs anal fissure and anal herpes similar?

No. Anal fissure and anal herpes are different diseases that have a few similar symptoms like lesions which appear around the anus that causes pain and itching. However, there is one major difference between these two diseases, i.e., herpes is unlikely to bleed whereas fissures often cause bleeding during bowels.

expand iconHow to differentiate between piles and anal fissure?
expand iconCan piles, fissure, and fistula develop together?
expand iconWhen should I visit a doctor for fissure?

You should visit a doctor to get fissure treatment as soon as you notice the symptoms. Without a healthy diet and active lifestyle, you won’t be able to manage the symptoms. Hence, it is crucial that you consult with a doctor and determine the most suitable treatment method for fissures.

expand iconWhich doctor should I consult for fissure treatment?
expand iconCan anal fissure last for years without treatment?

Yes. Anal fissures can last for years without proper treatment. Fissures have a tendency to appear cyclically if they are not treated properly. Therefore, you should seek proper treatment for anal fissures before the condition becomes chronic.

expand iconHow long will fissure take to heal completely after surgery?
expand iconDoes exercising help in preventing fissure?

Yes. Exercising will improve the blood flow in the anal region and help in proper digestion of the food to regularize the bowel movements. If you exercise regularly and eat fiber-rich foods, it will prevent constipation and formation of hard and large stools. So, you will be able to prevent the development of anal fissure too.

expand iconCan a fissure heal on its own?

Yes. A fissure can heal automatically within 4-6 weeks with or without intervention. However, it is better that you make some lifestyle changes to prevent constipation and exercise to improve blood flow in the anal region that will allow fissures to heal over time. If the fissure doesn’t heal, you can seek treatment with Pristyn Care.

expand iconIs anal fissure surgery covered under insurance?

Yes. The treatment of anorectal diseases comes under the category of daycare procedures that are usually covered under health insurance policy. Pristyn Care accepts health insurance and also helps the patients to get a 100% claim to cover the cost of treatment.

expand iconWill Pristyn Care help me with insurance claims?
expand iconWhat are the non-surgical treatment methods for anal fissure?

Your doctor may recommend nitroglycerin (rectiv) that can be applied externally, topical anesthetic creams, botulinum toxin type A injection, or blood pressure medications to treat fissures non-surgically.

expand iconCan I get rid of anal fissures without surgery?
expand iconWhat creams can be used for anal fissure?
expand iconWhy anal fissure cause excruciating pain during bowels?

Anal fissures are cracks in the anal lining that exposes the anal sphincter muscle present beneath the tear and cause spasm. It pulls the edges of the fissure further apart and causes severe pain especially during bowels.

expand iconWhat are the post-surgery care tips for fissure?

The post-surgery care tips for fissure include eating foods that improve digestive health, preventing constipation, and performing exercises that encourage regular bowels. You should avoid straining during bowels and pressure on the abdominal and anal region. Following these habits will allow the fissure to heal quickly.

expand iconWhat should I expect after laser fissure surgery?
expand iconHow can I prevent fissures from returning after surgery ?

If you already had a fissure surgery, it is important that you follow an active lifestyle and eat healthy foods full of fiber. Drink plenty of water/liquid and exercise regularly to minimize the chances of fissure returning after surgery.

expand iconWhat additional services does Pristyn Care provide?

Pristyn Care provides a complete care package to the patients who seek treatment with us. We provide discounts on diagnostic tests, free cab service on the day of surgery, single deluxe room for hospital stay, a dedicated care-buddy, post-surgery follow-ups, etc. for a complete assisted surgical experience.

expand iconDoes Pristyn Care provide a finance option for advanced fissure treatment?
expand iconDoes Pristyn Care provide pick and drop service?
expand iconHow do I ensure that fissure is healing?

As soon as the fissure starts to heal, you will be able to pass stools comfortably. Severe pain is the primary symptom of anal fissure. And when you start treatment, the pain will gradually start to dissipate and you’ll know that the fissure is healing.

expand iconWill I need pain medications after laser fissure surgery?
expand iconWhen can I return to my daily schedule after laser fissure surgery?
expand iconWhy does fissure keep returning?

A fissure will keep returning if it doesn’t heal properly. Typically, a fissure takes almost 6 weeks to heal properly. But if the healing process is interrupted, fissure will recur and eventually transform into chronic fissure that will need surgical treatment.

expand iconWhat are the chances of recurrence after laser fissure surgery?
expand iconWhat should I avoid during recovery from laser fistula surgery?

During the recovery phase after laser fissure surgery, you should avoid eating food items that are spicy, oily, frozen, or processed. Such foods can cause constipation and may increase the risk of relapse.

expand iconWhen does an anal fissure become chronic?

An anal fissure becomes chronic when it doesn’t heal for more than 6 weeks. It forms a cycle and stops responding to home remedies and conservative treatments. Due to this, the fissure becomes chronic and causes severe pain.

expand iconDoes anal fissure bleed heavily?
expand iconWho is more prone to developing fissure?
expand iconWhat are the risks of leaving fissure untreated?
expand iconCan anal fissure cause colon/anal cancer?
expand iconIs laser fissure surgery safe?

Yes. Laser fissure surgery is the safest and most-effective method to cure piles. It is a high-precision technology which surgeons have to master through special training. Moreover, it provides better control over the procedure reducing the risks and complications, thereby making the surgery safer than conventional practices.

expand iconDoes laser surgery cure fissure permanently?

Yes. In more than 90% cases, laser fissure surgery can cure fissure permanently as it allows the epithelial tissue to heal quickly.

expand iconWhat is the success rate of laser fissure surgery with Pristyn Care?
expand iconHow to treat anal fissure in earlier stages?

In earlier stages when anal fissure symptoms are mild, it is possible to treat them by: ||-Eating fiber-rich food and drinking plenty of water. ||-Taking sitz bath after bowel movements. ||-Using creams like nitroglycerin or topical anesthetic creams. ||-Exercising regularly to promote blood flow in the anal region. ||These steps will help to manage fissure symptoms in the early stages. If these tips don’t work, you can contact Pristyn Care and consult with our specialists.