Patient Education Program
What You Should Know About Fissure Surgery
What is a fissure?
Simply put, a fissure is a cut. The problem is that it is in an area that requires constant use. Because the anal canal is richly innervated with sensory pain fibers, a fissure is often very painful.
What causes a fissure?
A fissure is usually caused by a hard stool. This stretches and tears the opening. It is not surprising that it hurts and bleeds.
What can I do to help it heal?
Proper healing depends on 3 therapies:
It takes months to heal properly. During this time you may have days when it seems healed, only to have a 'bad' bowel movement and a recurrence of symptoms.
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