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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.



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


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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  • 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


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


Doctors performing laser surgery for anal fissure

Many people believe that non-surgical treatment methods are enough to cure anal fissures. But you must know that once fissures reach the chronic stage, home remedies, over-the-counter medicines, diet changes, fiber supplements, drinking water, coconut or olive oil, or any other non-surgical treatment methods won’t be able to provide permanent relief.

These non-surgical treatment methods can help to reduce the pain, but the chances of recurrence are high. So, if you want to make sure that the fissures never develop again, you must opt for laser surgery. This is a high-precision treatment method in which only the damaged anal tissues are targeted and removed.

During fissure laser surgery, the surrounding tissues are left untouched and after the removal of damaged tissue, the healing process also becomes faster. Besides that, laser surgery is a painless treatment method with minimal bleeding that prevents the risks of complications during or after the surgery. Due to its several advantages, laser surgery is considered the best treatment for anal fissure in Kolkata.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Treatment For Anal Fissure Necessary?

Acute or mild fissures can heal with home treatment, dietary and lifestyle changes (such as taking a fiber-rich diet, using stool softeners, or fiber supplements). However, chronic, severe, or long-term fissures are not likely to heal without surgery and may reoccur often. If a fissure lasts more than several weeks, you may need surgery. 

Many individuals do not take anal fissure seriously and avoid the symptoms, thinking it is not a serious condition or it will heal on its own. But, it is important to understand that if the cause of fissure is not addressed, it is very likely to reoccur.

If the anal fissure is not treated on time, it may potentially lead to several serious conditions such as bleeding in stool, rectum prolapse, and anal cancer. Therefore, timely and diagnosis and treatment of fissure are extremely important. If you are suffering from this disease and want to get treated at the best fissure clinic/hospital in Kolkata, you can get in touch with us now.

Our clinics and hospitals are equipped with modern and advanced medical technologies. Our proctologists closely evaluate each patient to diagnose and address the causes of the condition, so that the patient can get the best-suited treatment and long-lasting results.

How Is Anal Fissure Treated In Kolkata?

Treatment for anal fissure in Kolkata is decided by several factors such as its symptoms, severity, and possible causes. Mild cases of anal fissure can be treated by addressing the cause. The doctor may recommend dietary or lifestyle changes along with suitable nonsurgical treatments to treat anal fissures.

The goal of treatment for mild anal fissure is to lower the pressure exerted on the anal canal by passing soft stools and to ease symptoms like pain, discomfort as well as bleeding.

To treat fissures in Kolkata, the fissure specialist may try conservative and nonsurgical treatments such as:-

  1. Preventing constipation by taking stool softeners, drinking more water and fluids. The doctor may also recommend avoiding caffeine-based beverages and products (which may cause dehydration). Making dietary adjustments like increasing the intake of high fiber foods or fiber supplements can also help in treating fissures.
  2. Soaking in a sitz bath (or a warm bath) for 10-20 minutes 3 to 5 times a day can help relax the anal muscles and may reduce discomfort and pain.
  3. Gently cleanse the anorectal area. 
  4. Avoid straining while passing stool or sitting on the toilet for a long time.
  5. Use a prescribed cream or ointment for fissures to help lubricate the anorectal area and soothe discomfort.

After a detailed diagnosis, the doctor may recommend you the best treatment for your case.

Patients with chronic and severe anal fissures may not benefit from nonsurgical treatments and are likely to require surgery. The surgery of fissures can be done in many ways such as open surgery and laser surgery.

However, due to its several advantages, laser surgery is the most preferred treatment for fissures in Kolkata. To consult with the best fissures surgeons in Kolkata and get the most advanced laser surgery, you can contact us now.

Minimally Invasive Anal Fissure Surgery In Kolkata

An anal fissure is a cut or tear in the lining of the anus and may cause bleeding. Anal fissures can be very painful and can occur at any age. The risk of having an anal fissure reduces as people get older. Individuals who have had anal fissures in the past are likely to have them again in the future.

Surgery is a better option to prevent recurrent fissures. The surgery of fissure can be done in many ways, but laser surgery is considered the best treatment of fissure in Kolkata. Pristyn Care offers the most advanced laser-assisted surgery to provide long-lasting relief from anal fissures.

Laser surgery for anal fissure does not involve sutures and allows the patient to return to regular life 2 to 4 days after the procedure. If you are suffering from fissures and seeking the best treatment for the same in Kolkata, you can get in touch with us now. 

Consult With The Best Fissure Surgeons In Kolkata At Pristyn Care

Pristyn Care has an in-house team of fissure specialists who are well-experienced and skilled in performing laser-assisted surgery with precision and perfection. We also provide all modern instruments and equipment necessary for diagnosis and surgery to find and eradicate the root cause of the problem.

We have the best fissure doctors in Kolkata who have expertise in their domain. Thus, you can be rest assured knowing that your anal fissure treatment at our clinics/hospitals in Kolkata will be handled by the most reliable professionals. To consult with the best fissure doctors and get the most effective treatment in Kolkata, you can contact us now.

Meet Our Fissure Experts In Kolkata:-

Dr. Suryasish Sengupta | MBBS, DNB – General Surgery.

General Surgeon, Laparoscopic Surgeon, Proctologist with 16 Years Experience Overall (9 years as a specialist)

Dr. Shwetali Ahire Tryambak | MBBS, MS – General Surgery

General Surgeon, Proctologist, Laparoscopic Surgeon with 13 Years Experience Overall

How Can I Visit Pristyn Care Clinics/Hospitals For Fissure Treatment In Kolkata?

You can visit a Pristyn Care clinic in Kalighat and Salt Lake in Kolkata. People living near Gariahat, Hazra, Samarpally, Krishnapur, Kestopur, Sector 5, Ganguly Bagan, Mahish Bathan, Kishanagar, Narantal, Pramod Garh, Hatiara, Thakdari, Sarani, Ultadanga, Kankurgachi, Newtown, Poddar Nagar, Vivek Nagar, Pal Bazaar, Buroshibtalla, Behala, Senhati Colony, Ghol Para Basti, and Selimpur can easily visit their nearest Pristyn Care clinic in Kolkata to consult the best surgeons for anal fissure surgery.

Pristyn Care is also associated with some of the top hospitals in Kolkata for carrying out surgical procedures. Our associated hospitals have the latest diagnostic equipment and follow all the necessary COVID-19 protocols recommended by the CDC and the WHO.

Following are some of our partnered hospitals in Kolkata:-

  • Health Point
  • Mohan Clinic Hospital
  • Revive Nursing Home
  • Niramaya Jha’s Superspeciality

Give us a call or download our mobile application to Book An Appointment with one of our expert doctors for fissure treatment in Kolkata. You can also visit our website to connect with us.

Why People Choose Laser Surgery For Fissure Treatment In Kolkata?

Laser fissure surgery is less invasive and does not involve incisions or stitches. The patient can continue his/her regular life and office routine just after resting for 1-2 days post-procedure.

Following are the benefits that make laser surgery the most preferred treatment method for fissure in Kolkata:-

  • Involves no incisions or stitches
  • Inflict no pain or bleeding
  • Minimal risk of recurrence
  • Quick and pain-free recovery
  • Same-day surgery and discharge
  • Gets completed in around 30 minutes
  • Negligible risk of post-surgery complications
  • Considered the best and permanent treatment

At Pristyn Care, we aim to deliver quality treatment for anal fissure in Kolkata. Visit Pristyn Care clinic for fissure diagnosis and treatment.

How To Book Appointment At Pristyn Care For Fissure Surgery In Kolkata?

To contact us, you can call on the above-mentioned Mobile Number, fill the Book Appointment Form, or can use our Mobile App. You can also choose to have a consultation with our proctologists online from the comfort of your home.

Once the preliminary consultation is done, the most suitable treatment plan can be determined and discussed. Fissure doctors available at our clinic/hospital in Kolkata can help you get relief from your disease permanently.

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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