Fissures or anal fissure is a small tear in the anal region that bleeds and cause pain during bowel movements. The most common cause of anal fissure is constipation and it occurs commonly in children who pass large or hard stools. There can be itching and burning in the anal region but it is usually a minor condition that will subside on its own.
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?
A common complication of fissure is extension of the tear to surrounding tissues.