An anal fissure is a tear in the tissue lining the anus, and is associated with pain and bleeding during bowel movements.
Mr. Abhay Chopada a laparoscopic general and colorectal consultant specialises in the treatment and management of anal fissures.As one of UK’s Top Surgical Gastroenterologists, is well known for his expertise in this field.
The anus is the last part of the digestive tract and is lined with contracting muscles that control the removal of stools. An anal fissure is a tear in the tissue lining the anus, and is associated with pain and bleeding during bowel movements. It can occur in almost any one; however, it is more commonly seen in infants.
Anal fissure can be caused because of trauma or injury to the anal canalwhile passing hard or large stools, constipation, or straining during bowel movements or childbirth.It can occur independently or in association with other conditions like chronic diarrhoea, HIV, anal cancer, tuberculosis, syphilis and herpes. Sometimes, excess stress on the two muscular sphincters (rings) that control the anus can reduce blood supply and lead to development of an anal fissure.
Depending on its severity, anal fissures can be acute or chronic. Anal fissures can be superficial or shallow, making their detection difficult. Therefore, visual inspection may not suffice at all times. In most patients, an anal fissure heals on its own in a few days or weeks (acute), butin cases when it doesn’t heal even after 6 weeks (chronic), medical treatment or surgery may be recommended.
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