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A 37-year-old male asked:

How long does it take for a non bleeding anal fissure to heal (2 months till date)? burning sensation/irritation come and go for a few hours every day.symptoms seem to have improved but not gone fully

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Anal fissure: Sitz baths can help. Sit in the tub for 20-30 minutes at least twice a day. Apply a Lidocaine ointment after the bath. Also make sure you are on a non constipating diet which contains lots of fiber.If after treatment you are not improving see a gastroenterologist to rule out an irritable bowel syndrome.
Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
About a month: With the help of prescription compounded Nitroglycerin cream or Nifedipine cream they typically heal within a month. Ask your dr for a prescription, and get some relief!

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Last updated Jul 1, 2015

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