What's an Anal Fissure?

We treat anal fissures at our DuPage County clinic in Wheaton IL

Anal fissures are a common complaint among many adults. Anal fissures can be extremely painful and may be a sign of other health problems. The most common complaint that patients experience is bright red blood after a bowel movement, either in the stool or on the toilet paper. Rectal pain is also often associated with anal fissures. Generally, this sharp pain may occur during the bowel movement, but can also occur with heavy exercise or activity. Another symptom patients may experience is anal itching. Although, the itching can be treated with over the counter creams, it is important to rule out any other more serious problems. If your symptoms persist, and you are unable to heal your anal fissure on your own, call our office to 630-871-1800. Dr. Drost will perform a quick exam to rule out other more serious problems and will provide you with a treatment plan to put an end to your symptoms.