Anal Fissure Treatment

anal fissure treatmentAnal Fissure treatment at our Guardian featured Clinic addresses the underlying issues, not just the symptoms. There are usually several underlying issues, which can be identified through diagnostic medical tests. Treatment is tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs. This approach works far better than a one size fits all approach.

Anal Fissure Treatment: What is an anal fissure?

An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue (mucosa) that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. You also may experience spasms in the ring of muscle at the end of your anus (anal sphincter).

Anal fissures are very common in young infants but can affect people of any age. Our anal fissure treatment addresses the underlying issues.

What are the symptoms?

Anal fissures typically cause a sharp pain that starts with the passage of stool. This pain may last several minutes to a few hours. As a result, many patients may try not to have bowel movements to prevent pain.

Other symptoms include:

  • Bright red blood on the stool or toilet paper after a bowel movement
  • A small lump or skin tag on the skin near the anal fissure (more common when chronic)

Natural treatment for anal fissure

Anal fissure treatment involves identifying the root causes of the fissure, and working to address not just the symptoms, but the underlying imbalance that caused it to happen. Once healing has occurred, guidance is given for maintaining proper bowel function and a good diet are necessary for prevention of further episodes.

We also treat any issues related to IBS, which is often associated with this condition.

A 49 year old man presenting with high blood pressure and a very painful anal fissure, which had troubled him for the last two years:

“Having just finished a course of natural medicine treatment under the auspices of Deborah Grant, I hope a fitting testimonial with regards to its success would be of some compelling incentive to try it. I was impressed from the start with the relaxed environs and professionalism of Deborah. Everything is thoroughly discussed and explained, so that you feel fully informed and actively involved in your own healing process.

My chronic problems responded quickly to the therapy and were resolved within four months and, as an unexpected bonus, I found seemingly unconnected conditions also improved too. I would not hesitate to recommend natural medicine, and only wish I had discovered it sooner!” Ambrose – London


Randomized clinical trial of transcutaneous electrical posterior tibial nerve stimulation versus lateral internal sphincterotomy for treatment of chronic anal fissure. Youssef T, Youssef M, Thabet W, Lotfy A, Shaat R, Abd-Elrazek E, Farid M.Int J Surg. 2015 Oct;22:143-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.08.033. Epub 2015 Aug 24.PMID: 26316154 Clinical Trial.

Update on the management of anal fissure.

Higuero T.J Visc Surg. 2015 Apr;152(2 Suppl):S37-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jviscsurg.2014.07.007. Epub 2014 Oct 8.PMID: 25305752 Review.
Anal stretch plus fissurectomy for chronic anal fissure. Cariati A.Acta Chir Belg. 2013 Sep-Oct;113(5):322-4.PMID: 24294795
Anal pressures in hemorrhoids and anal fissure. Arabi Y, Alexander-Williams J, Keighley MR.Am J Surg. 1977 Nov;134(5):608-10. doi: 10.1016/0002-9610(77)90445-7.PMID: 920890
Anorectal disorders. Janicke DM, Pundt MR.Emerg Med Clin North Am. 1996 Nov;14(4):757-88. doi: 10.1016/s0733-8627(05)70278-9.PMID: 8921768

If you would like professional Anal Fissure treatment

Contact Deborah’s Medical Secretary for an appointment