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Anal Fissure Treatment Overview

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Care Plan


First steps to consider

  • If you feel pain or see blood when you have a bowel movement, see a healthcare provider to get diagnosed and treated.
  • Treatment may include numbing medications for the pain, treating constipation that may be causing the fissure, and other medications to help with healing.
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Symptom relief

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  • Stool softeners and fiber supplements can help with constipation that may be contributing to the fissure or making the pain worse.
  • A sitz bath (sitting in warm shallow water) can be soothing.
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Emergency Care

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Go to the ER if you are bleeding a lot or start to feel lightheaded or dizzy.

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