Anal fissure • Atlas General Hospital

Anal fissure

Anal fissure is a crack in the anus and anal canal.

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Anal fissure

The primary symptom of anal fissure is pain during and following bowel movements.Sometimes light red blood may be found in the stools.

Anal fissure is frequently accompanied by hemorrhoids and hypertrophy papilla which a patient may feel in the anus.

Anal fissures are diagnosed and evaluated by endoscopic examination of the anus and anal canal.

The surgeons at the Atlas general hospital can solve this problem successfully.


How is this procedure carried out?

Since anal fissure can be either acute or chronic the therapy is either conservative or surgical.

Acute anal fissures are initially treated conservatively with medicament and adequate therapy.

If, however, conservative treatment does not give good results after 4 or 6 weeks, the  fissure is considered to be chronic.

Chronic fissure always requires surgical treatment and the aim of the operation is to reduce the spasm of the anal sphincter thus reducing intra-anal pressure which is considered to be the main cause of anal fissure.


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