However, not all fissures cause pain. Anal tears fissures are common and probably affect about 1 in people each year. Other medicines Some studies have shown that other medicines may also help to relax the anal sphincter muscle and increase the blood supply to the area, so helping healing of an anal fissure. The exposed internal sphincter muscle beneath the tear goes into spasm. I am nearly 4 weeks post surgery and still have pain.
These may help soothe anal tissues. This surgery can be performed by either normal open abdominal surgery with a large incision or by keyhole laparoscopic surgery with several small incisions for the instruments and camera. Take a fibre supplement, such as Benefibre or Metamucil, every day if needed. Read more on Australian Prescriber website. These creams are often used for weeks. What surgery is done to heal an anal fissure? Your doctor will talk to you and examine you, and might want to look inside your rectum and bowel.
The diagnosis is usually made by careful questioning and analysis of symptoms. Anal fissures may cause painful bowel movements and bleeding. The pain can be really bad and tends to be worse when you pass stools faeces and for an hour or so after passing stools. These types of fissures are not dealt with further in this leaflet. The examination may include:. Your child has trouble passing stools.