Anal Fissure

Anal fissures are acute or chronic linear ulcerations in the anal canal. Patients typically complain of significant pain during and after having a bowel movement. Patients describe the pain as “passing razor blades” when having a bowel movement. Dr. Ambe can help relieve this pain when he examines each patient, discusses treatment options and provides pain relieving treatments depending on each unique case. Treatment options span several nonsurgical options (for example: sitz baths, fiber supplements, topical nitroglycerin and nifedipine preparations) even including surgical procedures.