Anal Fissure Treatment in Mumbai

What is anal fissure?

An anal fissure is a small tear in the anal lining. This skin crack might result in significant discomfort and bleeding following bowel movements. When passing hard or large stools during a bowel movement, the condition might arise. Anal fissures are very common and can affect people of any age and is usually not a serious condition. Though anal fissures usually heal on their own within 4 to 6 weeks or improve with easy therapies such as increased fibre intake or the use of stool softeners and topical pain medications, anal fissures may be chronic and need surgery in certain situations. Call us now at 84451 865944 Regain your comfort and confidence with our expert anal fissure treatment in Mumbai.

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What are the symptoms of an anal fissure

  • Pain during and after bowel movements might be severe at times.
  • Red blood traces in the feces
  • Itching or irritation around the anus
  • A visible tear in the skin around the anus
  • A small skin lump or skin tag on the skin around the tear.

What are the causes of anal fissures?

The following are some of the most common reasons of the anal fissure:

  • Passing large or hard stools
  • Constipation
  • Constriction during bowel motions
  • Inadequate blood supply to the anal region
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Pregnancy

What are the complications of anal fissures?

  • Poor healing and a persistent fissure
  • Poor or slow healing of fissures results in a chronic condition that may need further therapy.
  • The tear, as well as two different lumps or tags of skin, one internal (sentinel pile) and one exterior, are most often present in a chronic anal fissure (hypertrophied papilla).
  • Recurrence: There are high chance anal fissures will recur.
  • When an anal fissure persists unhealed for longer than 6 weeks, the patient will need medication or surgery to relieve discomfort and cure or remove the fissure.

What is the diagnosis for an anal fissure?

  • Outpatient clinical examination is sufficient for diagnosing anal fissure
  • Colonoscopy: The whole colon is examined using a flexible tube. This test is for those over the age of 50 who have risk factors for colon cancer or who have symptoms such as stomach discomfort or diarrhea.

What are the treatment for anal fissure?

Conservative Management

Medical therapy cures at least 80% of anal fissures, which includes topical ointments, dietary changes (i.e. adopting a high-fibre diet and avoiding items that are poorly digested), drinking lots of fluids, and utilising stool softeners/ laxatives.

Fissure Surgery

Anal Fissure Surgery is performed to treat fissures that have not responded to conventional therapies.

Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy: In this fissure surgery, a portion of the internal anal sphincter muscle is cut, which aids in the healing of the fissure and reduces pain and spasm. If a sentinel pile is present, it is removed to promote healing. It is a rapid surgical technique that may also be done as a day case procedure. It is the most effective treatment option for non-healing fissures.

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