* Pain, sometimes severe during bowel movements.* Pain after bowel movements that can last up to several hours.
* Bright red blood on the stool or toilet paper after a bowel movement.* A visible crack or tear in the skin around the anus.
When to consult your Doctor?
1. If you have pain during bowel movements.2. Notice blood on the stools or toilet paper after a bowel movement.
A fissure can be diagnosed by visual inspection of the anus or by a gentle exam with the tip of the finger.
1. Prevent constipation—Eat high-fiber foods, drink adequate water and exercise to keep from2.Straining during bowel movements.
3. Avoid straining or prolonged sitting on the toilet.4.– Cleansing the anorectal area more gently. Keep the anorectal area dry. Wipe the area with soft materials, avoid rough and scented toilet paper.
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.
Failure to heal—An anal fissure that fails to heal within eight weeks is considered chronic and may need further treatment.
Recurrence—Once you’ve experienced an anal fissure there is a possibility that you are prone to having another one.