What is the treatment for anal fissure?
Q: I am 30 years old and suffering from anal fissure for the last two months. It stays okay for some time, but then surfaces again. I am consulting a doctor, but he told me that it will take some time to cure. Please suggest a line of treatment.
A:In people suffering from anal fissure, it is important that the stool consistency remains soft and constipation is avoided. First, your doctor should confirm the diagnosis by a rectal examination. If it is confirmed, several measures can be taken:
- Use stool softeners
- Local application of ointments for symptom relief such as Lignocaine ointment, Proctosedyl ointment, etc.
- Increase dietary fibre content
- Drink plenty of water
- Use sitz bath