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Anal Fissure Treatment

If you are suffering from anal fissures, do not ignore the pain and symptoms of the anorectal disease. Consult Dr. Jay Chokshi for the best treatment for anal fissure in Surat. Call +91-9016519832 to book an appointment and avoid further complications caused by the disease.

Anal Fissure Rectal Pain

Anal fissures are a common problem faced by a large percentage of the population. However, you should not ignore anal fissures because they are an abnormality and can cause immense pain and bleeding.

An anal fissure occurs when there is a small tear in the mucosa lining of the anus or the anal canal. It often occurs when the patient is constipated for a while and passes a hard stool, thus causing a tear or damage to the anal canal. Quite often, anal fissures/anal ulcers can heal on their own without any medical intervention. However, you must visit Dr. Jay Chokshi, a GI surgeon specializing in anorectal diseases, when you experience the problem of anal fissures frequently.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Anal Fissure?

Anyone can experience them throughout their lifetime. Look for the following symptoms before visiting the GI surgeon for further treatment:

  1. Constipation
  2. Severe pain while and after passing stools
  3. Itching while sitting down for long hours
  4. Bloody stools or blood on the toilet
  5. Visible tear/crack in the anal region
  6. Lump of skin around the anal fissure
  7. Foul-smelling discharge
  8. If you ignore the symptoms of anal fissure, it can lead to complications such as chronic anal fissure, anal fistulas, and anal stenosis. The latter is the narrowing of the anal canal caused due to prolonged trauma. It can cause delayed healing.

    Are there any Causes of Anal Fissure?

What is an Anal Fissure

The reason behind anal fissures can be a trauma to the anus or the lining of the anal region. Now, the causes for the trauma can be varied:

  1. Chronic constipation issues
  2. Prolonged diarrhea
  3. Poor bowel movements
  4. Unnecessary spasm of the anal sphincter
  5. Excessive straining while passing stools
  6. Anal sex
  7. Entry of foreign objects into the anal cavity
  8. Scarring in the anal mucosa
  9. Decreased blood to the anal region

Another reason for an anal fissure can be the existence of a more complicated, underlying and undiagnosed problem such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, sexually transmitted diseases, colon cancer, etc. So, it is essential to avoid pain and bleeding caused by anal fissures.

How will the GI Surgeon diagnose Anal Fissure accurately?

Dr. Jay Chokshi has successfully treated several patients with chronic problems of anal fissures. If you are troubled by the painful bowel movements and overall discomfort, book an appointment today. With a thorough medical examination and visual inspection, the doctor will be able to diagnose the problem. He may recommend an anoscopy, a flexible sigmoidoscopy, or a colonoscopy to diagnose the problem. The tests are also required to recommend a further course of treatment.

Is Surgery Compulsory for Treating Anal Fissure?

No. All cases of anal fissures do not require surgical intervention.

Dr. Jay Chokshi does not believe in undertaking unnecessary surgical procedures without thoroughly understanding the patient situation. Surat's top surgical gastroenterologist will suggest different modes of treatment to ease discomfort, reduce bleeding, and alleviate other symptoms of the disorder.

The doctor may recommend the following proven non-surgical ways to manage anal fissures. It also includes lifestyle and behavioral changes to reduce the pressure on the anus and the anal canal:

  1. Usage of stool softeners and consumption of liquids to prevent chronic constipation.
  2. Taking a Sitz bath (soaking in a warm bath) to relax the sphincter muscles.
  3. Cleaning the anorectal area to avoid cracks and tears.
  4. Avoiding prolonged straining on the toilet.
  5. Usage of hydrocortisone suppositories to relieve rectal pain and itchiness.
  6. Use of topical medicines such as nifedipine 0.3% or nitroglycerin 0.2% helps in relieving sphincter spasm and pain. It also promotes faster healing of fissures.

Often, a few behavioral changes and certain medicines can alleviate pain and reduce the problem of anal fissures. It is helpful in the cases of superficial anal fissures on the surface of the skin.

There is also a non-surgical treatment for anal fissures with the help of lasers. It is also called “painless laser treatment for anal fissures”. The medical practitioner will use a diode laser device to seal the wound and remove abnormal skin growth if any.

What is the Best Treatment for Anal Fissures in Surat?

Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy for Treating Anal Fissure

If the anal fissure shows no signs of healing, Dr. Jay Chokshi may recommend a surgical procedure called Sphincterotomy surgery or the Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy. Whether the doctor suggests Open Sphincterotomy or Closed Sphincterotomy depends on the condition of the patient and the complications of the case.

With the help of the surgery, the GI surgeon may create an incision in the internal anal sphincter muscle to reduce the muscle spasm and treat chronic anal fissures.

The success rate of the surgery is more than 95%. Hence, the medical community considers Sphincterotomy a gold standard for treating fissures that do not respond to other medical interventions and lifestyle changes.

What is the Cost of Anal Fissure Treatment in Surat and South Gujarat?

Primary investigations will reveal whether the patient requires lifestyle modifications, medication, or surgical intervention to treat the anal fissures permanently. If the patient needs the Lateral Internal Sphincterotomy, the cost can be in the range of INR. 25,000 to INR. 30,000.

Please note that the cost of surgery for anal fissure is an estimate. The actual amount may vary depending on different hospitals, choice of room categories, duration of hospital stays, consumables, medicines, etc. It is also dependent on the fees of the GI surgeon, the charges of the anesthesiologist, and the nursing staff.

To get an accurate idea of the cost of the anal fissure treatment in Surat, please visit Dr. Jay Chokshi. Call +91-9016519832 for permanently treating anal fissures and other anorectal diseases.

Dr. Jay Chokshi

Dr. Jay Chokshi is a reputed hernia repair doctor in Gujarat. Residing in Surat, he is available at Dr. Jay Chokshi’s Gastro Center.

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