An anal fissure is a common condition where there is a painful tear in the lining of the anus, the backside opening where feces is excreted. It is often described as feeling like passing broken glass. Typical anal fissure symptoms are a sensation of tearing, ripping or burning and usually a small amount of bright red bleeding during and after a bowel movement. While the condition can be very painful, it is not usually serious.
Posted 3 years ago , 6 users are following. I have had episodes of flare ups of anal fissure for about 6 months now. I usually ignored the pain and burning considering that it would go away in sometime but this lead to anal fissure becoming a chronic one with a sentinel pile formation. I had a bad flare up due to hard stool 2 weeks back and then went to my GP.
Anal fissures are a common cause of anal pain during, and for 1 to 2 hours after, defecation. The cause is not fully understood, but low intake of dietary fibre may be a risk factor. We conducted a systematic review and aimed to answer the following clinical question: What are the effects of surgical treatments for chronic anal fissure? We searched: Medline, Embase, The Cochrane Library, and other important databases up to January Clinical Evidence reviews are updated periodically; please check our website for the most up-to-date version of this review.
An anal fissure is a common and often painful problem caused by a small tear or ulcer open sore in the lining of the anus back passage. This can cause bleeding, local itching and pain with a bowel movement, which can be severe. When someone has an anal fissure the first treatments can include a high-fibre diet, laxatives and applying anaesthetic ointments to the affected area. Anal fissures usually heal within a few weeks but those that have not healed after 4—6 weeks are called chronic fissures.