Pelvic Pain Information Center
Conservative treatment is good enough for about half of the cases of anal fissure. The conservative measures include certain lifestyle changes like increasing fiber intake in the diet. This softens the stool and makes it easier for them to pass and thus helps faster healing of Anal Fissure. Cleaning the anal area with warm water relaxes the anal sphincter and helps in stopping the anal spasms.
Majority of mild to moderate acute Anal Fissures tend to heal within a time span of six weeks with simple home remedies described below. Once home treatment begins, the individual also has substantial relief in the pain that is experienced due to anal fissures during bowel movements. The main aim of treatment is to treat the spasms of the anal sphincter so that the blood flow to the affected area is improved. This facilitates expedited healing. Home Remedies are good enough to treat Anal Fissures in approximately half of the cases.
There is no specific cause which leads to the development of anal fissures according to various research studies. However, majority of the cases of anal fissures result due to low intake of fiber in the diet. A low fiber intake results in the body finding it hard to digest the food causing hard stools to form. These hard stools when pass through the anal canal cause a tear and the resultant symptoms of anal fissure.