What is an anal fissure?
An anal fissure is usually not a serious condition. It can affect people of all ages. It is often seen in infants and young children, as constipation is a common problem in these age groups.
In most cases, the tear heals on its own in four to six weeks. In cases where the anal fissure persists beyond eight weeks, it is considered chronic.
A anal fissure It’s a small, paper-thin tear in the skin of the anus that can be superficial or deep depending on how long you’ve had it. Very often it can be difficult to really see. For something that is usually so small, it causes excruciating pain, probably the worst kind of pain I’ve ever experienced. Read on if you want to find out how to finally healed my anal fissure quickly.
What causes an anal fissure?
Anal fissures are caused by injury or trauma to the anal canal. This can happen when:
- You pass a large stool.
- You are constipated and trying to pass hard stools.
- You have repeated diarrhea.
- Giving birth can cause injury to the anal canal.
Fissures can also be caused by a rectal exam, anal intercourse, or a foreign object. In some cases, a fissure can be caused by Crohn’s disease.
Many doctors believe that extra stress on the two rings of muscle that control the anus may also be the cause of the fissures.
Symptoms Of An Anal Fissure.
- sharp pain in the anal area during bowel movements.
- streaks of blood in the stool or in the toilet bowl after wiping.
- burning or itching in the anal area.
- a visible tear in the skin around your anus.
- Pain for two to three hours or more after going to the bathroom.
- A skin tag or a small lump of skin next to the tear.
The daily routine that helped heal my anal fissure.
- Before bed, have a tablespoon of olive oil 2 dried apricots, DulcoEase Stool Softener, 30 softgels” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>a Sweet Ease Tablet (this softens the poop and makes it easier to pass) and a large glass of water and go to sleep well.
- When you wake up, have a glass of warm water and ibuprofen tablets before going to the bathroom. Only go if you feel the need. My GI Doctor said he doesn’t sit for more than 3 minutes. If he doesn’t come, go and do something and come back when he comes more easily.
- When it finally does come, there are several things you can do to make it less painful. The next little thing I did made a huge improvement in my healing time. Before going to the bathroom, apply a little Vaseline Original Petroleum Jelly 100g” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>Pure Vaseline Vaseline in the anal area and a little inside too. This will help the poop slide off more easily.
- When the pain is still severe at first, take a warm bath that you can get into right away for quick pain relief.
- I also invested in a Homecraft Portable Bidet for Standard Toilet – Personal Hygiene Solution – Personal Care Flushing Toilet with Soap Dish – Great for Travel – Easy to Clean and Empty – Fits Standard Toilet Seats” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>sitz bath that sat on the toilet. I could fill it with warm water and sit for 10 minutes after I have a bowel movement. Some people find it easier to poop while sitting in warm water… as the heat relaxes the anal muscle. This relieves pain but is also good for cleaning the area. It is important that the area is kept very clean so that it can heal.
- When the pain has subsided, continue with your normal day.
Preventing your anal fissure from recurring.
1. NEVER STRAIN.
2 DOES NOT SIT FOR MORE THAN 3 MINUTES.
3 KEEP POOP SOFT.
4 DRINK A LOT OF WATER.
5 KEEP THE AREA CLEAN.
6. USE A LITTLE VASELINE BEFORE BOOKING
7 WHEN YOU TRAVEL, ALWAYS CARRY SANITARY TOWELS.