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Anal fissure

An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus or anal canal (the opening through which stool passes out of the body). The fissure can be painful and may bleed.

Anal Fissure Surgery in Chennai


Causes for Anal Fissure
Signs and Symptoms for Anal Fissure

Signs and symptoms of an anal fissure:

Diagnosis and test for Anal Fissure

Diagnosis And Test

Usually, your Surgeon can diagnose an anal fissure by visual inspection of the anus or by gentle exam with the tip of the finger.


The goal of anal fissure treatment is to lower the pressure on the anal canal by making stools soft, and to ease discomfort and bleeding. Conservative treatments are tried first and include one or more of the following:

Surgery: Lateral sphincterotomy

A fissure may fail to heal because of scarring or muscle spasms of the internal anal sphincter muscle. Surgery usually consists of making a cut to a small portion of the internal anal sphincter muscle to reduce pain and spasms and allow the fissure to heal. Cutting the muscle rarely results in the loss of ability to control bowel movements.
The surgery can usually be performed on an outpatient basis (the patient goes home the same day). Pain is relieved after a few days and complete healing takes place in a few weeks.

Lateral sphincterotomy for Anal Fissure