Picture of anal fissure. A small number of patients may actually have fissures in both the front and the back locations.
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Stool softeners and increasing water intake may be necessary to promote soft bowel movements and aid in the healing process.
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In these select patients, surgical sphincterotomy must be considered carefully.
Don't avoid having bowel movements.
If any incontinence is present after surgery, it may resolve over a short time period.
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Medications such as diltiazam, nifedipine, or nitroglycerin ointment to relax the anal sphincter muscles which helps the healing process.
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