Pain resulting from anal fissures can at times be intense & even cause you to reduce daily activity levels. It can cause discomfort for several hours after passing stools in severe cases & greatly reduce quality of life. However, many anal fissures heal by themselves in about a months’ time. Medical intervention in order to heal may only be necessary for anal fissures which last longer than six weeks of time.
What Causes Anal Fissures?
Although anal fissures can also occur for no apparent reason, they are normally caused due to stress or pressure around anus. This can cause small tears in the tissue which in turn cause severe bleeding & burning pain during bowel movements. Blood which is associated with anal fissures is bright red & is usually seen on toilet paper after clean up. Brown or dark red blood indicates a more serious condition. Anal fissures can also cause irritation or itching in the region. It can also form as a small lump looking like a skin tag near anus. In some cases of anal fissures, the fissure can be large enough to be seen as a visible crack in or around the anus.
Diagnosing Anal Fissures
Consult a doctor when you experience pain during or after bowel movement or notice blood in stool. Your doctor may refer you to a proctologist, who is a colon & rectal specialist. The specialist doctor will discuss your symptom & medical history. He will conduct a visual examination of the anal region. Experienced doctors will be able to see the tear & offer definitive diagnosis in most cases. In cases where doctors are unable to see the fissure, they may use a short scope, known as anoscope, in order to look inside the anal canal.
Is Surgery an Option for Chronic Anal Fissures?
Anal fissures are incredibly uncomfortable. Sufferers therefore will always look for ways in order to relieve discomfort. Surgery however is always the last resort when other nonsurgical treatments have failed to relieve discomfort. However, if the anal fissure has not healed within 6 weeks, intensive medical intervention may be necessary. The reason for surgical intervention is that a non-healing anal fissure may tear further & trigger a cycle of discomfort. Moreover, they may recur in the same area as the skin is thin & weakened.
Surgery for Anal Fissures
Surgery for anal fissures is usually necessary in cases where complications develop, symptoms are either severe or tears become a recurring menace. The primary goal of surgery is to incise a portion of the anal sphincter in order to allow the fissure to relax & heal. Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy is the most common procedure performed for anal fissures. Surgical technique for anal fissures is usually based upon the preference of the operating surgeon. While sphincterotomy can also be performed under local anesthesia, general anesthesia is more often used. The downside of surgery is that this operation is very painful & the patient will have to remain in hospital for 24 hours at least. Alongside loss of blood, most patients are advised to take bed rest for about a months’ time. Alongside restrictions in diet, regular dressings are required after operation & passing stools may be troublesome for some time.
Advanced Laser Treatment for Anal Fissures
Laser treatment for anal fissures is well-known as the ’15 seconds cure” for anal fissure! This is a nonsurgical treatment which is approved by the FDA USA. There is no cutting during this procedure & does not involve any surgical blade, scissors or suture materials. There is no blood loss or recurrence of anal fissures following laser treatment. There is little pain involved with this operation & patients walk out the same day. The entire procedure is complete within 30 minutes and a couple of days rest is more than enough for the patient.
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