An anal fissure is a small tear in the skin that lines the anus, and can occur in a number of ways such as passing large or hard stools, straining during a bowel movement, or following an episode of diarrhea.
What does AF stand for?
AF stands for Anal Fissure (disease)
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You diagnose an anal fissure and consider conservative topical therapy as a first approach.
Traditional anal fissure treatment options include dietary fiber, stool softeners, anti-inflammatory drugs, local anesthetics, and increased water consumption.
Trauma of running may produce bleeding from hemorrhoids or anal fissures.
This patent is directed to the manufacture and use of nitroglycerin ointment and related compounds for the treatment of anal disorders, including anal fissures and various hemorrhoidal conditions.
Anal fissure affects all age groups, from infancy to old age, but the peak incidence is in the 10-30 age group.
Treatment for anal fissure may include stretching the sphincter muscle or surgical removal of tissue or skin in the affected area.
Anal Fissure Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2013" provides data on the Anal Fissure clinical trial scenario.