What is included in postoperative care for anal fissure?

Updated: Jul 24, 2020
  • Author: Lisa Susan Poritz, MD; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Sphincterotomy is performed either in an outpatient setting or as an office procedure, and patients return home the same day. Typically, minimal postoperative pain is associated with either the closed or the open technique—usually no more than the fissure caused preoperatively. Pain from the fissure starts to abate almost immediately. The only postoperative restrictions are from the anesthetic, and many patients can return to normal activities the following day.

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