Once the doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, you will have a physical examination including an examination of the anal area. If deemed necessary, they will request additional tests to corroborate the cause of your anal fissure, among them:
The treatment plan will be established based on the severity of the symptoms, but in all cases, it will seek to eliminate the factors that cause it.
Most anal fissures improve with a high-fiber diet, increased fluid intake, warm sitz baths, and medications such as nitroglycerin, numbing creams, botox injections, and blood pressure medications.
If the anal fissure is chronic, you may require surgery to remove a minimal muscular part of the anal sphincter, which will reduce the painful spasmodic processes, contributing to fissure repair.
It is important to consider that when you experience an anal fissure it is likely that you will have it again in the future.
- Eat foods rich in fiber (fruits, vegetables, and grains).
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Exercise regularly.
- Stop using tobacco, alcohol, and drugs.
At ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.