A 31-year-old member asked:
what to do if i have an anal fissure?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Avoid Constipation: Non-surgical treatment includes warm water soaks 2- 3 times a day, increasing fiber intake, drink lots of water, and taking stool softeners or laxatives. Witch hazel (tucks (witch hazel) pads) can help. Some relief in a day or two usually. It may take several weeks for the fissure to heal completely. Sometimes fissures heal without treatment. May require surgery.
Answered on Feb 20, 2014
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