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Suggest few home remedies for anal fissure

I believe I have an anal fissure. Sometimes I notice blood on TP. It comes and goes. Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of #2 because I’ve been eating a lot of spicy foods. So it got worse. It has a pain to it and been lasting for days now. How can I heal it at home?
Wed, 31 Jul 2019
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

A confirmation is must for the diagnosis by a consultant surgeon, but here are the salient guidelines for a probable cause of a fissure.
- drink more liquids
- high fiber diet with green leafy veg, cereals, pulses, legumes
- avoid spices, non-veg, junk food stuffs
- sitz bath (sitting in a tub filled with lukewarm water)
- local application of xylocaine jelly over anal region
- bulk-forming laxative as Ispaghula husk or Psyllium husk with warm water at bed time
- avoid smoking or alcohol if consuming
- avoid anal intercourse (if involved)

Fix an appointment with your primary care provider for examination and further guidelines.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
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