Anal Fissure (cont.)
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Anal Fissure Prevention
Preventing constipation and the passage of hard bowel movements prevents anal fissures. Maintaining a high fiber diet and drinking plenty of fluid will promote soft bowel movements, and not only prevents anal fissures but also decreases the risk of developing rectal pain.
Anal Fissure Prognosis
Medical therapy works more than 80% of the time in treating and preventing future anal fissures. If surgery is required, the success rate is often greater than 95% in preventing recurrences.
Medically reviewed by Martin E Zipser, MD; American board of Surgery
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/7/2014
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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