Anal fissure or ano-rectal fissure is generally considered a medico surgical disorder according to modern medical science. However, the allopathic line of treatment is limited to a few oral pain killers, stool softeners, soothing ointments, which are all prescribed to relieve a few symptoms and that too for a very short period of time. This treatment is mainly opted for acute fissures, but in chronic ulcers, though conservative allopathic treatment can be tried, in most cases, this treatment fails and surgical management like fissurectomy, anal dilatation, excision of anal ulcers and so on are resorted to. Unfortunately, in most cases, this has been unsuccessful as well. Moreover, after surgery, you may have trouble controlling flatulence.
At that time the patient thinks, "IS SURGERY THE ONLY OPTION FOR THE TREATMENT OF FISSURE IN ANO ?" - OUR ANSWER IS, "NO".
Fissure in ano or anorectal fissure finds an excellent treatment with homeopathy. You should think of surgery only after a fair trial with homeopathic treatment. Most cases get well and rarely need surgery if treated by homeopathy.
Now you must be thinking, "HOW CAN HOMEOPATHY HELP AVOID SURGERY ?" The surgical treatment is to cut the muscles surrounding the anus to reduce anal spasms. The same goal can be achieved with homeopathy, without the use of a knife (that can completely avoid infections like HIV also).
Homeopathic treatment is basically aimed at stimulating the healing process of the body and healing the fissures natyrally. The treatment facilitates healing, improves blood circulation to the affected parts, relieves the anal spasm, alleviates pain, prevents infection, relieves constipation and all the other symptoms related to the anal fissure / fissures in totality. This goes a long way in preventing recurrences of the condition.
Generally, fisures recur after allopathic treatment. However, with homeopathic therapy, the chances of recurrence are 'zero'. The main reason for the recurrence of this condition is the constipation tendency. While choosing homeopathic medicines, the cause of the constipation for a particular patient is also evaluated, such as dietary errors, sedentary habits, faulty feeding habits, mental stress, weakness of the digestive system muscles and so on. The homeopathic remedies administered encompass these factors and help to relieve the fissures, as well as the tendency for constipation.
The timely administration of homeopathic medicines takes care of acute and chronic fissures gently, effectively, and without producing any side effects. The homeopathic treatment is based on an individual study and evaluation of the case.
SO, WHAT CAN ONE EXPECT WITH HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT ?
Homeopathy has proved very effective in curing more than 90% of the fissure in ano sufferers. The results are obtained reasonably fast and are long lasting. The duration of treatment varies from patient to patient, depending on the duration and extent of the fissures. Most patients show significant improvement in about 2 to 6 weeks of homeopathic treatment. However, some patients may need a longer course of medication.
There are 78 homoeopathic remedies which give great relief in anorectal fissures. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the homeopathic physician. The treatment is decided after thorough case taking of the patient. Thus, homeopathic medicines of anal fissure or ulcer are designer made, unlike allopathy, in which all patients receive the same type of drugs and surgery.
Fissure in ano or anorectal fissure is a very common and painful condition. This condition is characterized by a longitudinal crack in the skin of the anus. If the skin lining of the lower end of the anus gets scratched, it may break up into a fissure.
Fissures most commonly occur in the midline posteriorly, the least protected part of the anal canal. In males, fissures usually occur in the midline posteriorly (90%) and much less commonly, anteriorly (10%). In females, fissures in the midline posteriorly, are commoner than anteriorly (60:40).
The other less common causes are :
Anorectal fissures or anal fissures may present as ACUTE FISSURE of recent origin (less than 6 weeks of duration). At this stage, fissures are superficial. Some of them may deepen to reach underlying layers and present as chronic fissures of a long duration (more than 6 weeks of duration) or recurring fissures.
Clinical examination of the patient is required to diagnose this condition; no complicated procedures are required. With careful evaluation of the symptoms and a close look at the anus, a diagnosis of a fissure or fissures can be confirmed.
On examination :