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?
Most anal fissures do not require extensive treatments but if the fissure is causing too much discomfort, over the counter stool softeners may be used. Taking warm baths known as sitz baths can be helpful too.
DID YOU KNOW?
Taking fiber rich food will prevent constipation and thereby prevent the occurrence of fissures.