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Anal fissure Treatments

Anal fissure: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Anal fissure from various sources may include:

  • Dietary modification
  • Stool softeners
  • Sitz baths
  • Increasing fluid consumption and fibre intake
  • Open lateral internal sphincterotomy
  • Glyceryl-trinitrate (GTN)
  • Chemical sphincterotomy

Treatments for Anal fissure

The following treatments are listed for Anal fissure in our knowledge base:

  • Stool softening treatments
  • Laxatives
  • Lubricating suppositories
  • Drink lots of water - usually about 6 to 8 glasses daily
  • Surgery
  • Warm sitz baths - for pain relief
  • 0.50 percent hydrocortisone cream - to relieve anal itching
  • Pain relief
  • Acetaminophen
  • Avoid straining when passing stool

Alternative Treatments for Anal fissure

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Anal fissure in various sources may include:

Drugs and Medications used to treat Anal fissure:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Anal fissure may include:

Treatments for Causes of Anal fissure

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Anal fissure:

More causes: not all possible causes for Anal fissure are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Anal fissure.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Anal fissure:

The following list of conditions have 'Anal fissure' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Anal fissure:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Anal fissure' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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