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What are typical treatments for an anal fissure?
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In brief: Depends
An early anal fissure can be cured with local treatments such as pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, and measures to prevent constipation straining and diarrhea.
Older chronic fissures may need surgery such as an anal sphincter partial incision.

In brief: Depends
An early anal fissure can be cured with local treatments such as pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, and measures to prevent constipation straining and diarrhea.
Older chronic fissures may need surgery such as an anal sphincter partial incision.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree
In brief: Conservative measure
High fiber diet, bulk laxatives and Diltiazem or nitroglycerine ointment.
Typically these ointments must be mixed by a compounding pharmacist. Botulinum toxin is another option. Surgery is typically a lateral internal sphincterotomy. The division of a small portion of the distal internal anal sphincter.

In brief: Conservative measure
High fiber diet, bulk laxatives and Diltiazem or nitroglycerine ointment.
Typically these ointments must be mixed by a compounding pharmacist. Botulinum toxin is another option. Surgery is typically a lateral internal sphincterotomy. The division of a small portion of the distal internal anal sphincter.
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