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?
For diagnosis of the fissure, a general surgery expert might examine the area well using supportive devices to get a deeper perspective. CT scan of other areas may be suggested.
HOW IS FISSURE TREATED?
Treatments for these fissures include laxatives to soften the tool and sitz baths to soothe them. Most commonly, ointments are given to be applied on the area. Steroids along with nitroglycerin and some calcium channel blocking drugs are also given. In rare cases, surgery is essential.
DID YOU KNOW?
You can avoid Fissures by eating a lot of green vegetables and fruits and by drinking a lot of fluids?