Anal Fissures – Cuts or tears in the anus & anal canal

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    Anal fissures are cuts or tears in the lining of anus which can extend upwards into the anal canal. The cracks can cause severe pain and sometimes bright red bleeding during and after bowel movements. Anal fissures affect men and women equally and even young and the old. Anal fissure is the most common cause of rectal bleeding in infancy. Anal fissures occur in the tissue that lines the anus and anal canal. This specialised tissue is called anoderm and it has no hairs, sweat glands or oil glands. It contains a large number of sensory nerves that sense light, touch and pain. This explains why anal fissures are so painful.

    What causes anal fissures?

    Fissures are caused by trauma to the anal canal and anus. There are many causes of the trauma to the anus and the canal. The most common cause of the trauma is a bowel movement and most people are able to recollect the exact bowel movement during which the pain began. The fissure may even be caused by a hard stool or diarrhoea. Sometimes, the insertion of rectal thermometer, endoscope or ultrasound probe to examine prostate gland can result in trauma and produce a fissure. During childbirth, trauma to the perineum may cause a tear which can extend to the anoderm and cause fissure.

    What are the symptoms of anal fissures?

    People having anal fissures experience anal pain that worsens with bowel movements. The pain followed by a bowel movement may be brief or long lasting. The pain however subsides between bowel movements. The pain can be so severe that patients refuse to pass stool which can result in constipation and even faecal impaction. Constipation can result in passage of larger and harder stool that causes further trauma and makes the fissures worse. The pain can also affect urination by causing discomfort when urinating, frequent urination or inability to urinate. Bleeding, itching, and a malodorous discharge may occur due to discharge from pus from the fissure.

    Homoeopathic remedy for Anal Fissures:

    Homoeopathic remedy for Anal Fissures
    ZCare Wellness’s Pile-Z has been popular with many since its introduction.
    Whether it is the painful anal fissures or burning, itching and bleeding of the rectum due to piles, this homoeopathic formula stimulates the body’s most efficient efforts to relieve any troubles related to rectum and makes sure you have a healthy and pain-free life.

    The specially formulated ingredients of Pile-Z add diversity to fissure treatment:

      • Nitrium Acidum

    Nitrium Acidum helps with stabbing in the intestine, splinter pain, sensation of constriction during defecation with persistent pain after stool.

      • Aesculus Hippocastanum

    This ingredient helps with the dryness and burning of external haemorrhoidal mucosa. It relieves dull pains in sacral region and venous statis.

      • Collinsonia Canadensis

    This ingredient helps to treat venous congestion in the pelvis, obstipation, flatulence, and hematogenic piles.

      • Hamamelis Virginica

    This is particularly helpful in treating varices, bleeding and piles.

      • Ratanhia Peruviana

    This is useful in symptoms associated with aversion to food from a feeling of satiety

      • Ferrum Phosphoricum

    This is an excellent homoeopathic remedy for piles. This is prescribed for both bleeding and non bleeding piles.

      • Aloe Socotrina

    This is prescribed when piles are present outside the anus and in the form of tiny balls

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