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What dangers can small anal fissures present and how long do

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What dangers can small anal fissures present and how long do they take to heal?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 7 years ago.
More than 90 percent heal without surgery, and you can use topical creams or suppositories to provide relief as they heal.
Anal fissures rarely cause complications. If a fissure fails to heal, it may become chronic, which means it's present for more than six weeks.
An unhealed fissure can result in a cycle of discomfort that may require surgery to reduce the pain and repair or remove the fissure.
You can take self care measures which include-
OTC hydrocortisone (Cortaid, Preparation H)ointment for local application.
Add fiber to your diet.
Take metamucil as well.
Drink plenty of water.
Do regular exercises .
Take sitz bath .
Avoid straining during bowel movements.
I suggest you to consult an ano-rectal specialist for further evaluation and management .
I hope this helps.
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