Treating Your Anal Fissures

Caused by a small tear that can occur in the skin lining a person’s anus or rectum, anal fissures often start out as a relatively minor issue. They’re seen very commonly and it’s relatively rare that complications arise...but when their presence becomes chronic, larger issues can eventually develop. If you’re experiencing pain in the anal area—especially during or after a bowel movement—we recommend coming in for an exam, enabling our talented team to get to the root cause of your discomfort, before concluding if anal fissure surgery in NYC is right for you. For patients suffering from anal fissures, we offer a number of effective treatment options and can help guide your lifestyle and dietary choices in a way that will prevent the problem from occurring again in the future. If you’re concerned about the presence of anal fissures, reaching out as early as possible is the best way to avoid the need for anal fissure surgery. To learn more, set up your consultation at our NYC office today, and see what anal fissure treatment in NYC is best. 

The Telltale Symptoms of Anal Fissures

As with most of the issues that we treat here at NYBG Colorectal, anal fissures often begin with minor pain and discomfort. If they are left unaddressed, however, they can become much more serious and increasingly painful, and may even necessitate anal fissure surgery. When caught early enough, however, more conservative treatments can be very effective. The most common symptoms include:

  • Burning, itching, and irritation
  • Visible tears in the anus
  • Bloody stool
  • Pain during a bowel movement
  • Pain that persists after a BM is complete

Treating Anal Fissures

An anal fissure treatment in NYC is very conservative, and in several cases, this issue can resolve on its own. Anal fissures that present themselves periodically and heal on their own are known as acute anal fissures. Chronic anal fissures refer to those that do not heal on their own and typically last for weeks or longer.

Dietary Management

Adjusting your dietary intake is one of the best ways to address anal fissures. Consuming more fibrous foods, like fruits and veggies, can help your body naturally soften your stool, reducing the strain you experience during bowel movements and reducing the likelihood of the development of any tears or fissures. Regular warm baths can also encourage the healing process.

Surgical Intervention

Anal fissure surgery in NYC involves the very careful removal of a small portion of the inner sphincter muscle. Chronic anal fissures that don’t heal on their own can sometimes be caused by an anus that is too tight. This surgery relieves the pressure on the fissure, enabling it to heal on its own. You’ll be able to return to work the same day, with minimal discomfort.

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Colorectal issues can be some of the most sensitive and uncomfortable issues that a patient experiences, which is why we’re dedicated to helping you find the relief you know you deserve. Whether you’re experiencing mild discomfort or are getting worried that you might have a more serious problem on your hands, the dedicated team at NYBG Colorectal will help you find the peace of mind that enables you to once again enjoy your daily life. 

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