Anal Fissure Treatment in Gurgaon
Afraid to use the toilet because of painful bowel movement and bleeding in the anal region?
Consult now with an expert Anal Fissure Treatment Doctor in Gurgaon at Neelkanth Hospitals Private Limited. An anal fissure is a very common problem in the lining of the anus (backside opening from where feces are excreted). It is related to the longitudinal tear within the anal canal. It is a very painful condition and can last for several hours to weeks. Anorectal bleeding and pain in the anus opening can commonly be experienced in the fissure. In up to 90% of cases, an anal fissure is located in the posterior midline of the anal canal. People who have constipation and release hard and large stools during a bowel movement are mostly affected by this problem. A person can also feel spasms in the ring of muscles at the end of the anus. It is very common in a young infant and affects females more (about 25%) than males (about 8%). It is not a serious problem but causes discomfort to a person.
Types of anal fissure-
An anal fissure may be of two types based on duration:
- Acute anal fissure- Acute fissure shows symptoms for fewer than 8 weeks, will appear as a longitudinal tear. Natural and home remedies methods can treat it.
- Chronic anal fissure- It shows symptoms for more than 8 weeks. The time of healing chronic anal fissures varies. It is crucial that the treatment must be provided on time. Otherwise, it may long for years. It requires proper treatment from an expert doctor.
A chronic anal fissure is much more painful than an acute anal fissure. It generally occurs in the external skin tag and extra tissue growth known as hypertrophied papillae. It can be treatable, but it can occur again after treatment.
An anal fissure may also be based on occurrence:
- Primary- Primary anal fissure occurs due to local trauma like constipation or vag-inal delivery of a baby.
- Secondary- Secondary anal fissure occurs due to an underlying condition process like ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, or chlamydia.
- Distress, mild pain, and itching
- Pain during bowel movements
- Severe pain after bowel actions
- Bright red blood on the stool or toilet paper after a bowel action
- A noticeable fissure in the skin around the anus
- A small bump or skin tag on the skin near the anal fissure
- Spasms or a tightening sensation in the anus when wastes are passed
- Abscesses, painful boil-like swellings near the anus filled with pus, which may direct to a fistula leading to a foul-smelling mucus secretion
- Tingling feeling in the anal area.
What causes fissure?
Most common causes of anal fissures:
- Passing hard stools
- Constipation and straining during bowel movementsh
- Chronic diarrheah
- Trauma in the anal walls due to inadequately lubricated anal intercourse or other insertion of foreign objectsh
- Usually tight and sphincter muscles or anal spasmh
- Previous anal surgeryh
- Certain other cancers such as leukemiah
Less common causes of anal fissure:
- Crohn's disease or other inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis
- Anal cancer
- A sexually transmitted infection which cause the tissues to become soft and fragile such as HIV, Chlamydia, and Herpes
Anal Fissure Diagnosis:
Analysis of anal fissure is based on the signs and physical examination. The physical examination usually involves gently separating the buttocks to allow a doctor to see the area around the anus.
Most fissures appear in the 12 or 6 o’clock position. In such a case doctor will usually avoid inserting anything into the anal canal, such as a gloved finger or small instrument, as this can cause substantial pain and is often unnecessary for provisional diagnosis.
It is estimated that about 1 in 10 people may have an anal fissure in their lifetime. However, it is not possible to establish a precise figure because some people may be too embarrassed to discuss the condition with their healthcare provider, and it is often misattributed to hemorrhoids.
Anal fissure treatment generally involves softening the stool, avoiding constipation where possible, and practicing good hygiene. Anal fissures typically heal within six weeks. An anal fissure that lasts for more than six weeks is called a chronic anal fissure. Occasionally, surgery is required to repair the tear.
Both males and females can be affected and, while anal fissures may occur at any age, they are primarily seen in young adults.
Anal Fissure Test:
If there is a recurring or chronic anal fissure, endoscopy procedures are performed to look inside the body may be recommended to look for underlying causes. These are avoided in cases of an acute anal fissure, as they are not normally well tolerated. Often, the patient is at first treated solely on the basis of symptoms. If needed, procedures may include: Some tools can also be used for the diagnosis of anal fissures, such as anoscope, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy.
This involves inserting a thin, flexible tube with a light and camera on the end of the anal canal. Sometimes, a topical anesthetic is used to facilitate an anoscopy.
Those who have a chronic or recurrent anal fissure after surgical therapy may be evaluated further with anoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, a procedure similar to anoscopy but which also examines the lower colon.
Sometimes, a colonoscopy procedure is used to look for the presence of an underlying condition that may be causing an anal fissure, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This is similar to an anoscopy and sigmoidoscopy, but which also examines the entire colon.
Factors that may increase your risk of developing an anal fissure include:
Constipation: Straining during bowel movement and passing hard stools increase the risk of tearing
Childbirth: Anal fissures are more common in women after they give birth.
Crohn's disease: The inflammatory bowel disease causes chronic inflammation of the intestinal tract, which may make the lining of the anal canal more vulnerable to tearing.
Age: Anal fissures can occur at any age but are more common in infants and middle-aged adults.
Anal Fissure Treatment:
Chronic anal fissure can’t be cured naturally. It should be treated via proven and risk-free treatments, which are:
Non Surgical treatments- It includes using oral treatments, ointment, creams, and medications. Some of the treatments are Nitro-glycerin, lidocaine hydrochloride, Botox injection, and Blood pressure medications. These methods do not offer permanent results but can help relieve symptoms.
Surgical method-These methods help to correct chronic anal fissure. Doctors usually perform the LIS or Lateral Internal sphincterotomy, which involves making a cut on the small portion of the anal sphincter muscle that reduces spasm, pain and improved healing in the fissure area.
Laser surgery-Laser treatment is also nowadays very much popular to cure anal fissure conditions. The laser is a painless technique in which laser light targets the affected area and helps cut the infected part and heal the target site. It is the best and cost-effective treatment. One can find multiple reasons for choosing Laser Treatment to cure anal fissure compared to traditional ways such as:
- No cuts and injuries
- Non-invasive treatment
- Daycare method
- Resume to a normal routine with 1-3 days
- Less risk of infection
- No or very little bleeding
- High success rate
- Easy and fast recovery
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If you take steps to keep your stool soft, such as increasing intake of fiber and fluids, the anal fissure often recovers in a few weeks. Soaking in hot water for 10 to 20 minutes several times a day, especially after a bowel movement, can help relax the sphincter and promote healing. For treatment of anal fissure, consult Neelkanth for an affordable cost of anal fissure treatment in Gurgaon.
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