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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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Why Pristyn Care?
  • Private room for patients with attendant stay & meals
  • USFDA approved anal fissure treatment
  • Insurance covers the treatment
  • Free cab pickup & drop facility
  • Free follow ups post surgery
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The doctor will ask for your medical history and perform a physical examination to diagnose fissures. Typically, a gentle inspection of the anal region is enough to identify the cracks and tears in anal lining. A chronic fissure will have deeper tears and may have fresh internal and external growths. The exact location of the fissure will provide clues about its cause. If the doctor suspects that there is an underlying condition that is the primary cause of fissure, he/she will recommend additional tests, such as anoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy.


Laser surgery is the method employed by Pristyn Care surgeons for the treatment of anal fissure. The laser probe is used to locate the tears and promote blood flow in the region so that the fissure can heal faster. If needed, a small part of anal sphincter is removed to relieve the pressure and reduce the spasm and pain inside the anal canal. Laser surgery serves as the permanent cure for anal fissure as it treats the disease from the roots without any risks or complications. Moreover, the patient will recover completely within 2-5 days and resume the daily activities without a hitch.

In Our Doctor's Word

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Dr. Sajeet Nayar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery

19 Years Experience

"Many a times patients confuse fissure with piles. They keep taking home remedies or OTC medicines without knowing the exact cause. This often delays a proper diagnosis and eventually, the correct treatment. At times I have patients coming with severed conditions and combination of different anorectal diseases including grade 4 piles. This makes treatment difficult and recovery longer. So, as a rule of thumb, I will suggest do not trust home remedies/ OTC treatment for permanent cure of piles. If you experience continuous pain, bleeding and abscess, consult a good proctologist as soon as possible and let your doctor decide the best course of action."

Why Pristyn Care?

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Your safety is taken care of by thermal screening, social distancing, sanitized clinics and hospital rooms, sterilized surgical equipment and mandatory PPE kits during surgery.


Assisted Surgery Experience

A dedicated Care Coordinator assists you throughout the surgery journey from insurance paperwork, to free commute from home to hospital & back and admission-discharge process at the hospital.


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Our surgeons spend a lot of time with you to diagnose your condition. You are assisted in all pre-surgery medical diagnostics. We offer advanced laser and laparoscopic surgical treatment. Our procedures are USFDA approved.


Post Surgery Care

We offer free follow-up consultations and instructions including dietary tips as well as exercises to every patient to ensure they have a smooth recovery to their daily routines.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of fissure surgery in Kochi?

In Kochi, the cost of fissure surgery may range between Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 42,000. This is not the same for every individual and is subject to change based on various factors.

Why does anal fissure bleed?

Fissure bleeds when you pass a large hard stool. In fissure, the blood vessels inside the anal region becomes weak and when you pass hard feces the tears and cracks expose those vessels causing bleeding. In some cases, rectal bleeding can also be a sign of other underlying conditions.

Is bleeding from anus the sign of cancer?

Not necessarily. Though slow rectal bleeding and bloody stools are the symptoms of rectal cancer, the blood is usually not visible. The best thing to do is to consult experts at Pristyn Care and get diagnosed properly.

How do you permanently heal a fissure?

The permanent cure of fissure is undergoing laser surgery. In earlier stages, a person can prevent fissure from advancing to the chronic stage with home remedies. But if they are ineffective and the condition advances, laser surgery will help to cure and heal a fissure completely.

How long should I wait before consulting a doctor for fissure?

If you have symptoms of anal fissure, try home treatment and give 6 weeks to the fissure to heal on its own. If the problem persists for more than 6 weeks, you must not delay the treatment and get in touch with medical experts nearby.

What can delay healing of fissure?

Mostly, passing hard or loose bowel movements, spasm in the internal anal muscle, scarring, and unhealthy lifestyle, all these factors contribute in delaying the healing process. However, if fissures are caused by some other medical condition like Inflammatory Bowel Disease, infections, or anal tumors, they will also prevent the fissure from healing completely.

What is the success rate of laser fissure surgery at Pristyn Care?

Pristyn Care has performed many surgeries for treatment of anal fissure and 90% of those surgeries were successful. Our doctors are well experienced and skilled in performing laser-assisted surgery. They follow all the safety protocols and use their knowledge to ensure that the surgery doesn’t involve any risk or complications.

Can I use my health insurance to pay for laser fissure surgery at Pristyn Care?

Yes, Pristyn Care allows the patients to cover the cost of laser fissure surgery with the health insurance policy. You can contact our medical coordinators and they will verify whether your policy can cover the cost of surgery or not.

Are fissures and hemorrhoids the same?

An anal fissure is a small tear or cut in the lining of the anus. Hemorrhoids are a group of inflamed and swollen tissues in the anal area. If you suspect having any of these anorectal diseases, get consulted by the best proctologists at your nearest location.

What can happen if anal fissures are left untreated?

If anal fissures are left untreated, they can cause severe constipation, fecal impaction, pain in the anal area, sentinel pile, difficulty to do daily activities and can form an anal fistula. To avoid these, you should not delay the anal fissure treatment.

Do anal fissures reccur after undergoing laser surgery?

Some clinical studies say that 10% of people who underwent laser fissure surgery have developed anal fissure [recurrence of anal fissures] after 6-8 months. So, it is important to follow all the post-surgical tips suggested by the doctor to avoid recurrence.

How long does it take to recover after laser fissure surgery?

Once you undergo anal fissure surgery, you may take 1-3 days to resume your daily activities. However, to recover and heal completely without any complications, you may take 3-4 months. If you wish to recover quickly, you should follow all the precautions as directed by the doctor.

What foods to avoid in anal fissure?

Following are some of the foods to avoid during anal fissure:

  • Hot sauces
  • Curries with lots of masalas
  • Spicy biryanis
  • Red meat
  • Cheese
  • Processed foods
  • Frozen foods
  • Tortilla chips
  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
What foods to eat in anal fissure?

If you are suffering from anal fissure, you should include a lot of fiber to your regular diet. Some of the foods with high fiber content are:

  • Peas
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Leafy greens
  • Sweet potato
  • Flaxseed
  • Bananas
  • Avocado
  • Olive oil
Which is the best clinic for anal fissure treatment near me?

Pristyn Care is one of the best and highly trusted clinic for anal fissure treatment in Kochi. Our clinic works with some of the best anorectal surgeons who have extensive years of experience of diagnosing and treating anal fissures with high success rates.

Are creams for anal fissure effective?

Yes, to an extent. Topical calcium channel blockers are considered to be effective ointments for the treatment of anal fissure. These are recommended when other common ointments fail to provide relief from the symptoms. Using these creams for anal fissure for at elast 6 weeks can help you get relief from the itching and burning sensations. But, if the fissure has grown very severe, you may need medical intervention.

Can anal fissure be cured at home?

Like any other small tears and cuts on the skin, anal fissure may heal within a few weeks. But if your condition of anal fissue has grown severe, you may need to check with a general physician who can help you get the best treatments for your anal fissure.

What is the permanent cure for anal fissure?

Regardless of the severity of your anal fissure, surgery is considered to be the permanenet cure for anal fissure. In case of anal fissure surgery, the chances of succes is much higher than open surgical treatment.

Does anal fissure cause pus discharge?

Normally, the cracks and tears don’t cause pus discharge. But if the fissure site contacts infection, it can lead to pus discharge. Once the fissure gets infected, the condition can become chronic and quite painful. If not treated in time, the fissure can grow deeper and form a channel outside the skin.

Contact Pristyn Care for Laser Fissure Treatment in Kochi

If you are seeking best-in-class treatment in Kochi, Pristyn Care is the perfect destination. We provide treatment of all anorectal diseases to help people get rid of them permanently. Due to the unhealthy and inactive lifestyle of people, anorectal diseases like fissure have become very common. Many people hesitate to open up about these problems to doctors and keep delaying treatment until it’s too late. If you want the suffering from the fissure to end, get in touch with Pristyn Care and we will schedule an appointment for you with one of our expert proctologists.

You can also opt for online consultation as per convenience. Fill the appointment form or give us a call to let us know that we need treatment. We will get back to you shortly and help you get the most suitable treatment in Kochi.

Advantages of Laser Fissure Treatment in Kochi

Pristyn Care doctors employs the laser technology for treatment of anal fissure as it is a prevalent and safe method approved by USFDA. Fissures will keep on getting worse without proper treatment. Leaving the condition untreated can give rise to complications like chronic anal fissure, bowel incontinence, anal fistula, hemorrhoids, and anal stenosis. To prevent that from happening, it is best that you get diagnosed under the care of our proctology department and opt for laser surgical treatment.

People as well as doctors prefer laser surgery because it has many advantages. It is a non-invasive procedure that doesn’t involve cuts, stitches, or scars. There are minimal chances of bleeding and infection during and after the procedure. It is a high-precision technique that provides the surgeons better control over the surgery too. It further reduces the risks and complications that are usually associated with surgeries. The success rate of laser surgery is also higher and it allows the patients to recover in less than a week. You can contact Pristyn Care Kochi and learn more about the benefits of laser fissure surgery.

Undergo Surgery at the Top Hospitals of Kochi under Experienced Surgeons

Pristyn Care is associated with the top hospitals of Kochi that are well-known for the high quality of medical care and services. We also ensure that you get treatment in a hospital that maintains the highest-standard of cleanliness and hygiene for maximum safety. Along with providing state-of-the-art facilities, we also have a team of dedicated surgeons who have many years of experience in performing laser surgery for anorectal diseases successfully. We offer assisted surgical experience where one of our representatives will always be available to assist you during the treatment journey. Reach out to us and find out how our services will make laser fissure treatment comfortable for you.

Book Appointment With Medical Experts in Kochi for Anal Fissure Treatment

You can book an appointment with Pristyn Care doctors in three ways, call us directly, fill the appointment form, or download the mobile application and consult with our doctors online. With the call and appointment form, we will schedule the consultation according to your convenience with a doctor who is available right away. By using the application, you get to review the list of doctors available in Kochi and book consultation specifically with any one of them.

Along with making the laser fissure treatment accessible for everyone in Kochi, we also provide services that make the treatment cost-effective. Talk to our medical coordinators and learn what makes Pristyn Care the best daycare service provider in Kochi.

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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