The doctor may wait until the fissure has started to heal before doing a rectal examination or anoscopy.
Symptoms consist primarily of pain and bleeding during defecation.
Among the other third of patients, it took as long as six weeks for their pain to disappear.
See your doctor if you have pain during bowel movements or notice blood on stools or toilet paper after a bowel movement.
This study confirms that most chronic anal fissures can be successfully treated nonsurgically without risk of permanent damage to the internal sphincter.
This is called a sitz bath.
This allows the anal fissure to heal and reduces your chances of developing any more fissures.
However, they may want to perform a rectal exam to confirm the diagnosis.
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Non surgical therapy for anal fissure.