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Anal Fissure Introduction

A fissure in the anus is the most common cause of pain and bleeding from the anus. It is a painful and troublesome condition, Which can affect an infant as well as an elderly.

An anal fissure is a term used for a single or multiple cracks or tears in the anus and anal canal. They may be acute or chronic in nature.


The primary cause of anal fissures is trauma or injury, but several non-traumatic diseases are associated with anal fissures and should be suspected if fissures occur in the unusual site


The main symptom of anal fissures is pain during and after passing stools. Other symptoms that may be present are bleeding, itching, and foul smelling discharge.


Anus fissures find the complete cure using homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines for anal fissures heal the fissures and avoids the recurrence.


What is Anal Fissure? (also called: Anal Ulcer)


  • A fissure in the anus is the most common cause of pain and bleeding from the anus. It is a painful and troublesome condition, Which can affect an infant as well as an elderly.
  • Fissure means a cut or a tear in the anus.  
  • The anus is the end part of the rectum through which stools passes out. Fissure occurs in anoderm (lining of the anus). 
  • This anoderm contains sensory nerves that sense pain and touch.  
  • The fissure may seem to be small but the pain it causes may be paramount and people may avoid passing stools as long as possible.  
  • This may further lead to the formation of hard stools further increasing the fissure, leading to a vicious cycle. 

Anal Fissure Causes and Symptoms


An anal fissure most often occurs when passing large or hard stools. Chronic constipation or frequent diarrhea can also tear the skin around your anus. Other common causes include: straining during childbirth or bowel movements.


Anal Fissure Causes


It is a known fact that constipation or hard stools are the primary cause for the formation of a fissure.


Abnormality of eating patterns, an excess of junk and spicy food, faulty bowel habits, and lack of personal hygiene can lead to constipation ultimately causing a fissure in the anus. In females, fissures can be a direct result of a tear during pregnancy or during childbirth.

Anal Fissure Symptoms


  • Severe pain is experienced during the stools but the pain may continue, even 2-3 hours after the bowels have passed.
  • There are chances of infection if proper hygiene is not maintained making it more difficult to treat.  The posterior part of the anus is the commonest site to get fissures due to the poor blood supply.
  • Fissures may lead to bleeding which may be in the form of blood streaked stool or may be in the form of frank bleeding after passing stools.  
  • Itching due to discharge and swelling are other common symptoms of a fissure in the anus.


Homeopathy Treatment for Anal Fissure


Both acute, as well as chronic fissures, can be successfully treated by homeopathy. 


Homeopathic treatment aims at relieving the pain and healing the ulcers. Homeopathic medicines are prescribed after a detailed case taking which evaluates the cause of fissure. 


Properly selected homeopathic medicine helps in removing the cause of fissure thereby avoiding recurrence.  


Conservative treatment with homeopathic medicines is very effective that may reduce the need for surgery in many patients. Surgery should be an option, only after failure of conservative line of treatment which happens only in 20% of cases, if treated Homeopathically


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