No laboratory tests are indicated at this time. A majority of anal fissures heal on their own, and no treatment is needed. If treatment is necessary, the goal is to relieve pain and constipation. Maintaining bulky, formed stools is the first-line treatment in medical management of anal fissures and in preventing their reoccurrence. First-line therapies include a diet high in fiber, approximately 25 to 35 g per day. If the patient cannot consume this amount of fiber from dietary sources, over-the-counter fiber supplements may be needed. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables roughage , and grains, along with increased fluid intake, can prevent hard stools and constipation.
Anal Fissures: Nitroglycerin Ointment
Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex. Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. This medicine is for rectal use only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, mouth, or vagina.
Anal Fissures: A Real Pain
Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex. Nitroglycerin rectal ointment is used to relieve moderate to severe pain caused by chronic anal fissures. An anal fissure is a tear in the skin around the opening for bowel movements, also known as the anus or rectal area.
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