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A 31-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a bleeding anal fissure to heal?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Depends: If the fissure is acute and shallow, correction of an abnormal bowel issue will resolve it in 2-3 weeks. A chronic fissure may stop bleeding but may not heal without surgical correction. You need to be properly evaluated with a discussion of your diet, fluid intake, bowel pattern and confirming the diagnosis with followup to confirm actually healing even if the symptoms resolve. See a colorectal.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for an anal fissure to heal?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: On what you are doing. Can take many days or a few weeks. Bowel softeners to avoid straining and constipation, warm baths, local anesthetic ointment from your doctor, avoid rubbing or scratching the area, dink lots of liquids, avoid caffeine & alcohol that are dehydrating, etc.
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How long until anal fissure heals?

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4-6 weeks: If non operative management works, otherwise surgery is curative.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are some ways to heal an anal fissure?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Bowel regiment : Add a bowel regiment to your daily routine. Use laxative, water, fiber, stool softner, to achieve two soft bowel movements daily. Softer and smaller caliber will help your fissure heal.
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A male asked:

Can a anal fissure heal it's self?

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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Yes: They are very painful and can take a long time to heal, but they can heal by themselves. The medications only really help with pain, they don't actually cause healing to occur.

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