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Remedies For Anal Fissures
Are there any natural remedies for anal fissures that are proven to work? I applied vaseline and stopped nitroglycerin. Aloe vera plant, coconut, etc?
Unproven but helpful:
I don't know of any "proven" to work but that does not mean they won't work- there is little research on natural remedies as no one can patent ; profit from them but they often help. For things to try see http://www.Optimalhealthnetwork.Com/anal-fissures-s/191.Htm
; http://earthclinic.Com/cures/anal-fissures.Html. ...Read more
Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more
Several Options: 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. ...Read more
Yes: There are more than 90 homeopathic remedies known to help anal fissures. Differentiating which is best for you requires a personal consultation with a professional homeopath. Ignatia may help anal fissures accompanied by rectal spasms. Aesculus is known for hemorrhoid pain associated with low back pain ; rectal pain as if the rectum is full of small sticks. Graphites is yet another possibility. ...Read more
This will work about 20% of the time.
Lateral sphinctermyotomy is curative. Spare the knife and spoil the rectum ...Read more
Can inserting a shaved raw potato pellet rectally post bm and leaving it there til the next bm really heal anal fissures? (folk remedy?)
Absolutely NOT: The rectum is an exit not an entrance. Old wives probably never had a fissure. ...Read more
Any treatment recommended for anal fissures? Why so they keep recurring? Use cottonelle wet wipes as well as toilet paper. What causes anal fissures?
Evaluation. If you haven't gone to one, consider it.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hidradenitis-suppurativa/ds00818/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more
2 weeks ago had constipation which bled (Anal fissures diagnosd)/took treatment/today,constipatn recurred wid pain no bleeding.pl. help me to cure it?
Constipation: It is possible your anal fissures are caused by constipation. Therefore treatment should be focused on relieving constipation - you can do this by increasing the amount of water and fiber in your diet. Medicines such as senna, docusate and milf of magnesia help relieve constipation. ...Read more
Soften stool, baths: Eliminating constipation and softening stools are usually the primary targets when treating anal fissures. Such goals can be accomplished by taking daily fiber supplements and/or using laxatives. Sitz baths, during which the rectal area is immersed in warm water for 10-15 minutes, are also therapeutic and should be done 2-3 times per day. Sitz baths are available in most drugstores. ...Read more
First line treatment is a high fiber diet, plenty of fluids and possible a laxative to keep your bowel movements soft. Warm baths.
If persist, prescription antispasmodic cream
if persists, Botox or surgery in form of sphinterotomy
the above order is also depended on the severity, persistency, recurrence and appearance of your fissure
if your symptoms are severe and persist see a colon and rectal. ...Read more
76% -- : The most recent studies report that it is 76% effective at curing anal fissures. If this fails, you can try Diltiazem ointment that raises that percentage to about 86% success. ...Read more
I've had anal fissure for 5 years.It's been really good in the past few months.Symptoms appeared again after 1 constipation.What's the best treatment?
No: Not that I am aware of.Get a more detailed answer ›
For anal fissure treatment, which is the best ointment, cream or gel you use ( less side effect or interactions with hbp medicines.)?
I'm pretty I have fecal incontinence/leakage, thought it was a rectal yeast infection or anal fissure but is surgery the only sure effective treatment?
Depends: Seepage and staining with liquid stool are usually due to hemorrhoids. Incontinence to solid stool is more serious and needs testing with manometry, electromyogram etc. You should not be on MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) if you have incontinence of stool. See a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more
Fiber: An anal fissure is a tear of the lining of the anal canal which exposes the internal anal muscle causing pain and bleeding. First, however must make sure this is what is actually the correct diagnosis. If so, the most important aspect of treatment is soften the stool with fiber and fluid intake and warm/hot water to relax the muscle spasm. ...Read more
Trauma.: Anal fissures are usually the result of trauma to the inner mucosal lining of the anus. Most commonly this occurs when the anal canal stretches after a hard, dry bowel movement. Other causes of a fissure include diarrhea or inflammatory conditions of the anal area. Less commonly, an anal fissure may result from foreign body insertion or anal intercourse. ...Read more
Anal fissures are common, but not normal; tears in the lining of the anus; often assoc with hard stool, and/or tight anal sphincter. If they are in the north/south locations of the anus can be seen in otherwise healthy people; other locations can be assoc with things like Crohn's disease; Crohn's fissures can be north/south too.
See your doc, gi, or colorectal specialist; may (not) be a big thing. ...Read more
See a Surgeon: 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. ...Read more
Not limited to baby: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts in the anus. They can bleed, hurt, & recur, particularly with defecation & any other activity that increases pelvic pressure. Disorders of anal-rectal function, straining at hard stool, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, long distance walks/runs are causative & should be addressed. If stool softeners, fiber, topical rx, & behavior changes don't cure, see a surgeon. ...Read more
Anal Fissure: SSS:
The three s's.
1. Keep the tear clean. This is done by soaking. Either use sits baths, wet wipes, but do not let this area get infected or irritated.
2. Soften the stool. You do not want to bear down with a hard stool to extend the tear.
And 3. Steroids. Some creams or suppositories will deliver a medicine to help the tissue heal.
Preparation h is witch hazel an anti-itch herb. ...Read more