How can you get rid of a fissure in the anal area? Is there any treatment available besides antibiotics? The goal of therapy is to reduce pain associated with the fissure and to decrease spasm of the anal sphincter. Treatment of diarrhea is typically beneficial. It is also helpful to soak in a sitz bath bath of warm water for 15 to 20 minutes a couple of times a day or after bowel movements. You should also be careful to keep the skin around the anus clean and dry.
Perianal Crohn's Disease
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Crohn's disease is commonly complicated by perianal manifestations. The surgeon plays a pivotal role in caring for these patients; a detailed history along with a thorough clinical exam provides the treating physician with invaluable information upon which to base further investigations and management decisions. Other than abscess drainage, medical management to control proximal disease often precedes any surgical attempt to cure the disease. Surgical interventions are indicated in selective patients, but are often complicated by poor wound healing and recurrences.
Anal fissures in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
An anal fissure fissure-in-ano is a small, oval shaped tear in skin that lines the opening of the anus. Fissures typically cause severe pain and bleeding with bowel movements. Fissures are quite common in the general population, but are often confused with other causes of pain and bleeding, such as hemorrhoids. Anal fissures can occur at any age and have equal gender distribution. A small number of patients may actually have fissures in both the front and the back locations.
A fistula is an abnormal channel or passageway connecting one internal organ to another, or to the outside surface of the body. Many fistulas or fistulae involve the bowel or intestine. So, a fistula might connect two parts of the bowel to each other, or the bowel to the vagina, bladder, or skin.