Fissures can be of different kinds that are characterised by cracks and tears in the skin and canal. Some can be chronic while others are not so serious. A common kind of fissure would be anal fissure. Bleeding, itching and a discharge are some of the most common symptoms of fissures. In anal fissures, signs of bleeding in stool are there.
HOW IS FISSURE DIAGNOSED?
Physical examination and the symptoms you described should be sufficient for the physician to understand that the condition is indeed Fissure. For advanced diagnosis, Anoscopy is an option for both diagnosing the condition as well as to check the progress after treatment.
HOW IS FISSURE TREATED?
There are many ways to treat anal Fissures. These include home based treatments to relieve the muscled and to fix the constipation issue. It takes only a few days to rid you of the pain. Only if the condition does not improve even after weeks of these treatments should you consult a General Surgery department in a clinic to check if surgery is required. Lateral internal sphincterotomy is the name of the surgery performed for treating Fissures.
DID YOU KNOW?
Sometimes an anal fissure may be a painless wound that won't heal. It may bleed from time to time but cause no other symptoms. People who develop fissures once are more likely to have them in the future.