What Is Anal Fissures?

Anal fissures is a tear in the thin tissue that lines the anus. Anal fissures can occur at any age, but are more common in infants and middle aged adults.

Symptoms

Pain, sometimes severe during bowel movements. Pain after bowel movements that can last up to several hours.

Treatment

The goal of treatment is to lower the pressure on the anal cavity by making the stools soft as well as easing discomfort and bleeding.

Complications

Failure to heal—An anal fissure that fails to heal within eight weeks is considered chronic and may need further treatment.

At Hande Hospital we routinely treat Fissure in Ano with Laser. This has several advantages.

A fissure can be diagnosed by visual inspection of the anus or by gentle exam with the tip of the finger.

Diagnosis

If you have pain during bowel movements. Notice blood on the stools or toilet paper after a bowel movement.

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