Have you ever experienced the unbearable pain caused by prolonged sitting at work or sedentary habits in your daily life? Anal fissure, an inconspicuous health problem, has become a major concern for an increasing number of young people in Vancouver!

Anal fissure is often accompanied by excruciating pain, which worsens during bowel movements. Patients frequently experience recurring symptoms such as pain, which can last for several hours. Many anal fissure sufferers experience extreme pain every time they use the toilet. Over time, this not only leads to a fear of bowel movements but also significantly impacts daily life.

So, what exactly is an anal fissure?

An anal fissure refers to a tear or cut in the anal canal. It is a very common condition, often found in middle-aged and elderly individuals or those with prolonged sitting jobs. Anal fissures tend to recur, and individuals who have previously suffered from an anal fissure are more susceptible to recurrence, especially if not treated properly.

What causes anal fissures?

Anal fissures can be caused by factors such as excessive straining during bowel movements, constipation, diarrhea, and prolonged sitting. Prolonged sitting and lack of physical activity can lead to laxity of the intestinal muscles, weakened peristaltic movements, and difficulties during bowel movements, which can trigger the occurrence of anal fissures. To prevent anal fissures, it is essential to pay attention to dietary habits, engage in regular exercise, maintain smooth bowel movements, and avoid prolonged sitting and other unhealthy habits.

How can you identify if you have an anal fissure?

The symptoms of anal fissures are quite evident. If you experience the following symptoms, you should pay special attention:

  • Severe anal pain during bowel movements, sometimes accompanied by bleeding
  • Constant anal pain and itching, making it difficult to sit or stand
  • Around the anus, there is a burning sensation and obvious warmth
  • Small lumps or skin tags appear in the anal area
  • Long-term constipation causing the anus to stretch excessively
  • Increased urination frequency, discomfort, or difficulty urinating

Can anal fissures heal on their own?

It is difficult for anal fissures to heal on their own due to the following reasons:

  • The body excretes waste daily, which can further reopen the anal fissure during bowel movements
  • Feces contain corrosive and irritating substances that worsen the pain at the fissure site

Therefore, once you experience symptoms of anal fissures, prompt medical attention is necessary to obtain a correct diagnosis and treatment.

How can anal fissures be effectively treated?

The North America Hemorrhoid & Fistula Treatment Center is an exclusive Chinese-Western integrated clinic specializing in proctology in Vancouver. It has extensive experience in treating anal fissures and can effectively help patients relieve symptoms and accelerate the healing of anal fissures.
The main treatment options provided by the center include Guo Yi proctology therapy and minimally invasive surgery.

Guo Yi Proctology Therapy

This therapy combines the use of herbal creams like Ba Zhi San with natural treatments. Ba Zhi San can relieve pain, stop bleeding, and promote wound healing, thereby limiting blood flow to the affected area and eliminating symptoms, reducing swelling, and accelerating recovery.

Minimally Invasive Surgery and Natural Treatment

For severe cases, the North America Hemorrhoid & Fistula Treatment Center employs natural treatments in conjunction with minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery is generally used for patients with long-term, difficult-to-treat, or potentially complicated anal fissures. In cases of anal fissures that cause pain and do not self-heal, the combination of minimally invasive surgery and Ba Zhi San cream therapy is an effective treatment method.
Once you are diagnosed with an anal fissure, please seek immediate medical attention at a specialized clinic. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the North America Hemorrhoid & Fistula Treatment Center at 604-559-6177, and their team will be happy to assist you.

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