An anal fissure is a small crack or tears in the lining of the anus.
What are the symptoms of an Anal fissure?
Visible tear in the skin
Skin tag, next to the tear
Sharp pain in the anal area
Streaks of blood on stools
What causes an anal fissure?
Straining during childbirth
Decreased blood flow to the anorectal area
Overly tight or spastic anal sphincter muscles
What is the treatment of anal fissure?
By taking fiber and supplements
Use stool softeners
Warm baths (Sitz baths) to relax the anal muscles, increase blood flow to the anorectal area
Apply nitroglycerin ointment
Surgery- Lateral sphincterotomy
Dr Arun Bhardwaj
Dr.Arun Bhardwaj is a highly skilled Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon based in Delhi/NCR. He specializes in minimally invasive surgical procedures (basic and advance), Gastrointestinal Surgery and Bariatric Surgery.