Anal Fissure Surgery

A fissure is a crack that runs around the anal area. The symptom of Anal Fissure is pain and bleeding during bowel movements. Fissure damage to the inner lining of the anus. Do not ignore this problem because delay in diagnosis might cause an acute fissure to become chronic and treatment may lead more difficult. In case, If an anal fissure is not recognized, it may allow other problems, such as serious infections or even cancer.

Trestment of Anal Fissure

Surgical procedures including anal fissure surgery are very sensitive to each patient, if not performed correctly, it may lead to more serious conditions sometimes life-threatening emergencies. Therefore, make sure you choose a surgeon who has enough experience and expertise to perform your surgical procedure in the most possible safe manner.

The primary treatment of anal fissure is non operative. Fissure is a tear in the anal canal caused by hard stool. This can be treated by controlling constipation and application of medicines locally. If the patient does not respond or if the disease becomes chronic then surgery becomes necessary. The results of surgery are excellent and the patients get a dramatic relief.

What To Expect?

Before the procedure

  • Limit or cut out smoking or alcohol.
  • Stop all current medications one week prior to the procedure or as instructed by your doctor.
  • You may be given bowel preparation to help you clear your bowels before the surgery.
  • You will be asked to fast accordingly.

On the day of the procedure

  • You will be given anaesthesia to help you fall asleep prior to the procedure.
  • A small incision is made in your skin at the left lateral side of your anus.
  • The bottom of the internal sphincter muscle is incised and the spasm is released.
  • The wound is closed with a single suture.
  • Skin tags associated with the fissure at the back is also excised.
  • The surgery will last for around 30 minutes.
  • The nurse will check on you when you wake up in the room to make sure you are stable and comfortable.

After the procedure

  • Consume a diet high in fibre and drink plenty of fluids. It will help you have soft and regular bowel movements. This is especially important for patients who are recovering from anal fissure to prevent anal fissure from returning.
  • You may be prescribed laxatives to soften your stools.
  • Keep your wound clean and dry.
  • Wear dressing over the affected area to cushion it and prevent the small amount of discharge from staining clothes.
  • You will need to change the dressing daily.
  • Wash the affected area gently with soap and bathwater after each bowel movement.
  • You may experience mild to moderate pain, though it is less than before the surgery. Pain medications may be prescribed to relieve the pain.
  • You will be able to resume daily activities within 1 to 2 weeks post-surgery.
  • Schedule a follow-up appointment with your doctor within 1 to 2 weeks.
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