Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
137 Doctors are Online

Suggest treatment for anal fissure and constipation

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 436 Questions
Hello Doctor, from past 2 days I have severe pain while passing stools and not able to sit. my stools are not hard and normal like earlier and I don't feel any tissue or growth in anal area but not sure why the pain is. Usually I will be sitting for long hours at office, now in this situation i cannot sit for long time and if i stand i get back pain. Please help in providing some immediate relief from this.
Posted Mon, 17 Feb 2014 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Abhijit Deshmukh 20 hours later
Brief Answer: Hi Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Thank you for the query. Possibly you have a small fissure in anal area which is a cut occurring in the anal area. This is usually associated with constipation but can occur with normal or even with loose stools. Usually an self healing problem but can be recurrent or severe at times. Need not worry. Ensure you do not strain for stool. Drink plenty of water Take diet rich in fibre like salads and fruits. Can take some medication like liquid paraffin available over the counter around 15 ml at night to ensure soft stools for 10 days. Also applying an local anaesthetic jelly like xylocaine available over the counter around the anal area before passing stools will help. Can sit in XXXXXXX warm water for 15 minutes thrice a day to relieve spasm Also if pain is severe can take mild analgesic like paracetamol 650 mg thrice a day for 4 days. Hope this answers your query. Wish you a speedy recovery.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Gastroenterologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor