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Anal Fissure

An Anal Fissure is a tear in the sensitive lower anal canal, and this causes the sufferer pain on defication.

What to look for
During bowel movements, the split is irritated, and this can cause minor bleeding and also discomfort.

Causes
Constipation is a common cause and the passage of hard, dry faeces tends to tear the lining of the canal.

Dietary Considerations
A Naturopathy will suggest a diet containing a more high fibre food and mineral therapy.

When to seek further professional advice
If you think you might have anal fissure you should see your doctor so that he may treat the condition properly.

Alternative Treatment

Homeopathy: Changes in the diet will be suggested. Specific remedies may include Aesculus for sore, burning pain, backache and large, dry stools. Graphites for sore, sharp pain on passing stools which may be covered in mucus.
Other therapies include Western Herbalism and Reflexology.

Traditional Treatment

Laxatives and a local anaesthetic may be offered as an ointment or suppository. Lubricants can help to make the passage of faeces easier; antibiotics will be prescribed for any infection.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-17