Anal fissures are painful and debilitating. But treatments and causes of anal fissure will be discussed during a patient’s first visit in Dr. Aronoff’s office. Treatments of anal fissure can be done in-office.
Issues with bowel regularity (both diarrhea and constipation) as well as hydration are often the biggest contributory causes of anal fissures.
Dr. Jeffrey Aronoff is a Colorectal Surgeon with experience diagnosing and quickly communicating treatments and causes of anal fissure to patients. An anal fissure is a result of trauma to the lining of the anus causing a tear which results in pain and bleeding in this very sensitive area during bowel movements. An anal fissure that does not heal properly can lead to complications which can require surgical intervention. In Dr. Aronoff’s hands, the majority of anal fissures are treated non-operatively.
Common Causes of Anal Fissure
- Skin irritants such as lotions, soap, etc.
- Sexual activity
- Irregular stools
- Diseases such as herpes or HIV
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
Typical symptoms of a Fissure
- Burning pain
- Difficulty excreting wastes
- Difficulty sitting
Anal Fissure often leads to spasms and pain that make it difficult to lead a normal life without medical care. The results of Anal Fissure can lead to constipation, difficulty passing stools and damage to your colon.
Depending on the case, most anal fissures do not require surgery. If the cause is constipation the doctor will treat the condition with a high fiber diet or laxatives.
What are the treatments for anal fissure?
Treatments are both operative and non-operative. Dr. Aronoff, in most instances, will place the patient on a non-operative protocol first. If the non-operative protocol fails, then surgery is required. All forms of standard surgery can be performed in Dr. Aronoff’s office surgical center right on premises.
What happens during anal fissure surgery?
Dr. Aronoff prides his practice on communication and discussion with the patient to make the best decisions about how to heal anal fissures. There are many options available, and the doctor will explain the risks, rewards and details of these options.