Fistula is a condition where a chronic infection leads to a formation of a passage from the rectum or anus to the outside. If the passage is formed from the rectum, there are chances of faecal matter and fart to travel out of the body.
Anal fissure is more commonly found in men.
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Anal fissure occurs equally among men and women. It has been seen that this condition affects the younger crowd more than the aged people. Women are at a high risk of getting anal fissure during child birth (vaginal delivery).
Sitz bath consists of which of the following?
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The tear caused on the skin of the anus in fissure causes intense pain, especially during defecation. Sitz bath helps to reduce the inflammation of the surrounding skin and hastens the healing process.
Anal fissure is best diagnosed by:
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The most common symptom of anal fissure is pain, especially during defecation (a person might not even be able to sit). It is usually linked with constipation and a prior history of vaginal delivery. Hence the best way to diagnose this condition is by doing a clinical examination and taking a thorough history of the condition.
Anal fissure is associated with constipation only.
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There are a number of conditions that cause anal fissure. Apart from constipation, this longitudinal split in the skin of the anus is also caused by diarrhoea (repeated defecation) and vaginal childbirth.