Anal Fissure treatment in Florida

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An anal fissure is defined as a tiny tear, or cut, in the tissue lining the anus. There is thin, easily injured tissue, called mucosa, that comprises the lining of one's anus might get tears in it for several reasons one being the passing of large stools during a bowel movement. Generally, anal fissures cause discomfort with passing stool and present with blood in one's stool. Anal fissures may also precipitate contractions of the muscle found at the end of the anus or the anal sphincter.

An anal fissure is classified as a chronic condition if you have had the fissure for 6 – 8 weeks, or if it is a recurring concern. If you suspect you might be suffering from anal fissures, contact Gastroenterology Associates of Florida and book a meeting with a gastrointestinal doctor. Our doctors provide personalized treatment for anal fissures in Florida.

There are several commonplace causes of an anal fissure. Causes could encompass a variety of individual circumstances. These might include but are not limited to:

  • Persistent diarrhea
  • Straining during bowel movements
  • Constipation
  • Anal sex
  • Passing hard and/or large stools
  • Childbirth

In regard to an anal fissure, there are also a few factors that may increase an individual’s risk. Said risk factors can include:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Constipation
  • Childbirth
  • Age (anal fissures occur more commonly in infants and adults of middle age)
  • Anal intercourse
  • STDs and HIV

Commonplace signs and symptoms of anal fissures can include:

  • Visible cracking or tearing in the tissue around the anus
  • Lasting pain following a bowel movement
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Bright red blood in the stool

There is help for those suffering from anal fissures in Florida. We urge you to call a Gastroenterology Associates of Florida GI doctor if you experience any combination of the above-listed symptoms, or if any of these symptoms grow more worrisome. Always contact a physician should you see blood in your stool.

Anal fissures may be very painful but typically do not point to subsequential concerning conditions. Fissures are common in adults. An example of some common complications that come with the presence of anal fissure might include:

  • Recurrence of the fissure
  • Lack of healing
  • Rifts in surrounding muscles

You should talk with a GI doctor at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida regarding any questions you might have concerning complications from your anal fissure.

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Anal fissures will often heal on their own accord within three weeks. To allow anal fissures to heal, and to prevent them from returning, your gastroenterology physician may recommend that you:

  • Drink a sufficient amount of water
  • Maintain a healthy diet with plenty of fiber
  • Avoid constipation

Other treatment options might include:

  • Surgical intervention (less common)
  • BOTOX® injections for relief from muscle spasms
  • Medication to treat blood pressure to relax the anal sphincter
  • Topical ointments and creams for increased flow of blood to the fissure, and relief of pain

We encourage you to speak with your GI physician at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida regarding the optimal treatment options for you. Our providers are determined to ensure that you get the individualized care and relief you deserve.

An anal fissure can be uncomfortable to deal with. If you or a loved one is seeking treatment for anal fissures in Florida, we can help. For help with your condition, reach out to Gastroenterology Associates of Florida to connect with a gastroenterology physician that can help you get the relief you require to have normal bowel movements. Book a consultation as soon as possible to get started.


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