An anal fissure is a tear in the skin or the anal mucosa and is usually painful during bowel movements. Anal fissure does not lead to more serious issues. It is a common problem that affects people of all ages, particularly also young and healthy people.
Most anal fissures heal after a few days or weeks with home treatment. Such conditions are called acute anal fissures. However, if the affected person has an anal fissure that has not healed after eight to twelve weeks, then the condition is considered as chronic fissure and may need further medical treatment.
An anal fissure can develop due to constipation or diarrhea, after giving birth, from certain sexual practices (such as anal sex), or due to other medical issues with the anus. An anal fissure is very painful and leads to increased tension in the sphincter of the anus. This in turn worsens constipation and creates a negative feedback loop. An anal fissure may bleed or even cause itching.
The danger of anal fissures is that symptoms remain unhealed (and become chronic). New anal fissures need to be treated with medication and an increase in dietary fiber (such as is found in vegetables). Medications can relax the sphincter and restore blood flow to the site. If this treatment shows no results, surgery becomes necessary.
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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