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What are the treatments for an anal fissure?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Anal fissures no fun

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.

In brief: Anal fissures no fun

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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Soft bowels with increased water and fiber.
Nitroglycerin ointment.

In brief: Several

Soft bowels with increased water and fiber.
Nitroglycerin ointment.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anal fissure

The management of primary anal fissures is generally non-operative and includes increased dietary fibre, warm baths, topical ointments and botulinum toxin injections.
If these treatments are ineffective then surgical intervention may be considered

In brief: Anal fissure

The management of primary anal fissures is generally non-operative and includes increased dietary fibre, warm baths, topical ointments and botulinum toxin injections.
If these treatments are ineffective then surgical intervention may be considered
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
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