If you do require treatment for an anal fissure, your colorectal surgeon will explain your fissure surgery procedure to you in detail. The recommended treatment can vary depending on a range of factors.
This treatment option involves the injection of small amounts of fluid into the muscle of the anus. Usually, this is done under a general anaesthetic.
Normally, this is a straightforward procedure. Afterwards, it’s typical to experience only minor pain related to the injections. Some people might experience small amounts of bleeding from the injection sites.
Be aware that, after this kind of fissure surgery, your fissure symptoms will remain initially. This is because the Botox can take 1-2 weeks to take effect.
This fissure surgery option involves making a small cut in the skin around the anus and cutting part of the anal muscle.
It’s normal to have a small amount of pain from the incision. However, this operation usually produces almost immediate relief from your fissure and anal spasm.
After the procedure, your wound care will involve showering or bathing twice daily. Wearing a dry pad in your underwear is also part of the recovery process.
Having a warm bath with a handful of table salt can have a relieving effect. It’s recommended that you do this twice each day, plus after your bowel motion.
You might experience a small amount of discharge or blood from your incision. This is normal.