Category - Anal
Sitz baths, or hip baths, can promote healing of an anal fissure. By soaking the rectal area in a tub of warm water -- two or three times a day for 10 to 15 minutes -- you can clean the anus. Like other small cuts or tears to the skin, an anal fissure will often heal by itself within a few weeks. However, you should see your gp if you have an anal fissure as they can give you advice and medications to help ease your symptoms and allow the fissure to heal more quickly. An anal fissure is a small tear or crack in the lining of the anus. If you experience severe pain or bright red bleeding during or after bowel movements, you may have an anal fissure. Anal fissure (fissures) is a very painful condition caused by trauma to the anus and anal canal, which then cuts or tears the anus and anal canal tissue. These tears can be caused by straining to have a bowel movement, hard stools, and chronic episodes of diarrhea. Symptoms include rectal bleeding, anal itching, and painful bowel movements. Signs you have an anal fissure if you experienced pain, somewhat severe, during a bowel movement you may have stretched the anal canal to the point whereby a tear has occurred. Unfortunately, if you have an anal fissure, the pain will continue even after the bowel movement and may even last for several hours, according to the mayo clinic. You can treat external hemorrhoids with oral medications and ointments to apply locally. Internal hemorrhoids are more painful, and they occur at the junction of the rectum and anus inside the body. They are covered with a mucous membrane and can protrude from the anus cut off the blood supply. New protocol to treat anal fissures offers excellent results, without cutting the muscle. Sometimes the most difficult thing about a problem is overcoming the fear of facing it. When people have painful conditions of the anus, they tend to be embarrassed to talk about that part of the body and even less enthusiastic about inviting a doctor to take a look. If other treatment options havent helped your anal fissure to heal, or it keeps coming back, your gp may refer you to a colorectal surgeon. Your surgeon will talk to you about what other options they may recommend for treating your anal fissure.