The treatment measure adopted would depend on the nature of the fissure, i.e. if it is acute (lasting up to a few days) or chronic (lasting for more than 6 weeks).
Home remedies such as increasing the intake of fibre and fluids is highly recommended for softening the stools. Foods rich in fibre,like whole grain bread, fruits and vegetables, brown rice and oats, can help heal anal fissures in a few weeks.
Your doctor may also advise you to soak in warm water for 10 – 20 minutes as often as possible, particularly after bowel movements, to relax and reduce the stress on the sphincter muscles. Steroid creams, other topical applications and Botox injections may be prescribed to reduce discomfort, improve blood circulation and relax the sphincter muscles of the anus.
Topical anaesthetics and pain medication may be prescribed to control pain.
Surgery is usually the last resort when other treatments do not provide the needed relief. Some of the surgical procedures include:
Thank you for doing my operation for me. It is much appreciated. -MR