Chronic anal fissures are anal fissures that will not go away. Chronic anal fissures can also be called recurring anal fissures. Anal fissures occur when a rip, or tear in the anal canal becomes present. They are most commonly experienced after constipation or excessive strain on the bowel and anus. This can include life experiences such as pregnancy, child birth, and anal sex. Little children and infants can experience serious anal fissures because they are getting used to a change in diet. They are usually found around the anal opening and can be quite painful if not treated each time. The most common symptoms of chronic anal fissures are bleeding, itching, burning, and general pain near the anus. Constipation is the main cause of chronic anal fissures. You can decrease your chances of constipation and developing chronic anal fissures by performing a number of proactive lifestyle changes such as:
- Add more water into your daily diet. This will help loosen up stool and make the passing of stool less stressful. Constipation is created by the lack of hydration and it can be linked to the intake of starch-filled foods and dairy products that can make you develop hard bulky stool that is hard to pass through the rectum.
- Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and fibrous food items. These types of foods can help you to have regular and smooth bowel movements.
- Try and treat these chronic anal fissures at home first with natural ointments such as Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel. These are two of the best natural healing agents that can work to decrease the size of the anal fissures.
- Try to reduce the amount of straining through a bowel movement. It might be a good idea to reduce your intake of caffeine. Believe it or not, it adds to the problem of constipation, as well as alcohol. Many people think that caffeine is a laxative. This is simply not true.
- If a small child has chronic anal fissures make sure you take care of their hygiene, use soft toilet paper, and change their diapers more than often. This can prevent the anal fissures from happening all together. Just like adults, little children have to drink enough water to be as healthiest as possible. Ask a doctor about what is the best solution for your little one as they may be on formula and breast milk. The doctor will advise you on how much water a little child or infant should drink each day.
There are surgical treatments for chronic anal fissures and it usually involves closing the wound and healing it. There have also been injections used to reduce the inflammation and pain, or chronic anal fissures. If you want to try a non-surgical approach to healing or preventing anal fissures, try reducing your caffeine and alcohol intake, eat a high fiber diet, use cooling natural healing ointments like Aloe Vera, and always consult with your doctor. Your doctor will be able to properly diagnose anal fissures
, and offer you the correct advice about your serious anal fissures, or your recurring anal fissures. It will depend on your individual situation, so plan to see your doctor or a specialist.