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Is there a cure for Anal Fissure without surgery?
Yes, Anal fissures can be treated based on how chronic the tear is. If the tear is a small one, it can heal with self-care like drinking plenty of water and intake of fibre rich food. The doctor might also suggest medications like stool softeners, ointments to quicken the self-healing process. At Ayu Health, our intent is to find the most optimal cure for our patients. The doctor will only recommend a surgical procedure if needed.
Can an anal fissure be cured permanently?
Yes, it can be cured permanently through laser surgery.
Will there be pain while passing stool after surgery?
The laser surgery gives instant relief after the surgery which means mild to no pain at all.
What is a Fissure?
A fissure also called, an anal fissure is a minor cut or tears in the lining of the anus. It causes bleeding and mild pain. Like any normal cut, the body can heal the fissure on its own. However, if the cut is deep you need to seek the help of a doctor.
What causes a fissure to form?
When the anal canal stretches beyond its limit, it tears and causes a fissure to form. The stretching of the anal canal might be due to passing hard stools, diarrhoea, childbirth or anal sex.
What are the symptoms of anal fissure?
Some of the chronic symptoms of anal fissure that require immediate medical attention are:
Blood in stools
Sharp pain when you pass stools
Itching or burning in the anal region
What happens when an anal fissure is left untreated?
When the anal fissure is left untreated, it can lead to:
Acute pain while passing stools
How is an anal fissure diagnosed?
An anal fissure is diagnosed by a physical examination of the anal area. To find out the extent of the tear, the doctor might perform anoscopy, colonoscopy, or flexible sigmoidoscopy.
What are the diet restrictions to be followed after the surgery?
After the surgery, you must avoid constipation so that the cut can heal. To avoid constipation, one should follow a diet that consists of:
10 -12 glasses of water
Simple, nutritious food
It is recommended to avoid alcohol and coffee consumption.
How is traditional surgery performed for fissures?
The traditional procedure also called the Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy (LIS) is a procedure where the fissure is treated by cutting or stretching the muscles surrounding the anus.
The patient is given general anaesthesia for the procedure
An incision is made in the anal muscles to relieve pressure on the fissure.
The fissure heals quickly by itself
How quick can you resume work after laser treatment for fistula?
You can resume your normal routine on the next day of the treatment.
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