A 48-year-old member asked:
what is the best way to cure an anal fissure?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Rimmer answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Stool softeners: Anal fissures are common and are associated with constipation, they cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements.They usually resolve in their own taking stool softeners and a hugh fiber diet with plenty of fluids and warm bathes or soaks usually help if this doesn't help see a doctor.
Answered on Aug 28, 2017
Dr. Keith Monson answered
22 years experience General Surgery
Surgery: Some anal fissures will resolve with stool softeners but many will not resolve or will quickly recur. For these patients, the underlying problem is an overly tight anal sphincter. An outpatient procedure which cuts part of the sphincter muscle called a lateral internal sphincterotomy, is highly effective in allowing these fissured to heal once and for all.
Answered on Mar 16, 2013
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