Anal fissures are a tear in the lining of the anus. Most often any injury or trauma which stretches the anal canal can cause fissures. This is most commonly caused during the passage of hard stools that lead to pain & bleeding while passing them. Normally acute anal fissures heal on their own within some time. But chronic anal fissures which last longer than 6 weeks of time may require medical help for healing.
Causes of Anal Fissures
Almost often anal fissures occur while passing hard & large stools. Frequent diarrhea or constipation can also tear skin around anus. Other common causes of anal fissures include IBD, Crohn’s disease, straining during childbirth, decrease in blood flow to anorectal area & overly tight or spastic anal sphincter muscles. In some cases, anal fissures may also develop due to HIV, anal cancer, tuberculosis, herpes & syphilis.
People at Risk of Anal Fissures
Anal fissures are quite common among infants. Anal Fissures also occur among older adults due to the decrease in the flow of blood within the anorectal area. Pregnant women are also at risk of developing anal fissures due to the fact they have to strain during delivery before & after childbirth. Other people who are at high risk of developing anal fissures are those with IBD like Crohn’s disease. This is due to the inflammation which occurs within the intestinal lining that makes the tissue around the anus quite prone to tears. People frequently experiencing constipation are also at increased risk of developing anal fissures. However, straining while passing large & hard stools are the most common causes of developing anal fissures.
Common Tips for Preventing Anal Fissures
The basic aim of treatment of anal fissures is to prevent pain & discomfort while allowing the torn linings to heal. For this to happen, stress should also be given to preventing the formation of hard stools. Here are some simple tips including lifestyle modifications which can help you prevent from developing anal fissures.
- Attend to your urge for passing stools at the earliest. Ignoring & delay can cause stools to become hard & may end up causing tear & pain while passing.
- Do not sit for a long time or strain on toilets. This can increase pain within the anal canal.
- Get yourself treated early if you are suffering from chronic diarrhea or constipation.
- Make it a point to clean & dry the anal area after passing stools.
- Perform sitz baths by soaking the rectal region in warm water twice or thrice a day in order to relax & improve blood flow to the anal sphincter.
- It is best to avoid soaps & bubble baths as these can irritate the skin around the anus.
- Eat fiber-rich diet to avoid constipation. Add green veggies, beans & citrus fruits to diet so as to get at least 25 – 35 grams of fiber each day.
- Drink plenty of water & stay hydrated throughout the day.
- If adding fiber to diet does not work & you still stay constipated, take laxative medicines.
Nonsurgical Laser Treatment for Anal Fissures
Laser Piles Clinic is the best place in Hyderabad where you can undergo nonsurgical laser treatment for chronic anal fissures. The procedure does not involve any surgical blade, scissors or sutures or any loss of blood. Moreover, there is no recurrence of anal fissures after laser treatment. There is hardly any pain involved with laser treatment for anal fissures & the operation is completed within 30 minutes. You can also walk out of the clinic the same day & would fully recover in two days of bed rest.
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