Why Is Surgery Required to Cure Anal Fissure? | Chronic Fissure
Why Is Surgery Required to Cure Anal Fissure? | Chronic Fissure

Anal Fissure Surgical Options Surgery ?

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Fissures are tiny rips in the skin that surround the anus. Chronic constipation might create fissures. Other causes can be: Straining to have a bowel movement, especially if the stool is large, hard, and dry, diarrhoea for a long time, Anal sex, anal stretching, and anal sex Objects inserted into the anus. In this blog we will discuss why surgery is required for Anal Fissures especially chronic fissure.

If you have fissure, you may experience pain during, and even hours after, a bowel movement, Blood on the outside surface of the stool, Blood on toilet tissue or wipe, A tear in the anus or anal canal, Itching and burning, which can be unpleasant, Urinary discomfort, frequent urination, or inability to pee, as well as foul-smelling discharge are all symptoms of anal fissure.

With good bowel management, a high fibre diet, and increased water intake, most fissures heal on their own. Medications such as stool softeners and taking laxatives can keep you from straining and hard stools and helps in healing.  To decrease spasms in the sphincter muscles and facilitate healing, apply nitroglycerine ointment to the affected region.

The Need for Fissure Surgery

If you have a chronic anal fissure that has not responded to other treatments, or if your symptoms are severe, your doctor may advise surgery. Doctors typically conduct lateral internal sphincterotomy (LIS), Fissurectomy, and Advancement Flaps.

According to studies, surgery is more successful than any medication therapy for chronic fissures. However, there is a little risk that surgery will result in incontinence.

Surgical Options for Anal Fissure

1. Fissurectomy

Your surgeon may advise you to get a fissurectomy in addition to Botox injections. The treatment includes removing the damaged skin that surrounds your anal fissure, as well as any lumps of skin associated with the fissure.

2. Lateral internal sphincterotomy

This is the most common method for treating anal fissures. The treatment entails removing the sphincter muscles surrounding your anus to relieve stress and allow your fissure to heal. The procedure will be carried out under general anaesthesia by your surgeon. This procedure is not always appropriate for women of reproductive age or those suffering from persistent diarrhoea.

3. Advancement Flaps

Your surgeon will replace the damaged skin in your fissure with a piece of healthy skin from your anal lining in advancement flaps. This treatment may be performed together with a sphincterotomy or afterward if your fissure does not heal adequately. 

To sum up…

Chronic fissure best treatment is surgical treatment.  Don’t wait and watch which medical therapy can heal your chronic fissure, just go for the recommended surgical procedures to cure it. Generally, sphincterotomy is the option for surgical treatment of fissure.

Glamyo Health offers Advanced surgical treatment for chronic fissure, which is done by experienced and skilled doctors that can cure your fissure permanently without any surgical complications.

For more information please visit our website or contact one of our medical counsellors.


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