Anal fissure: how to support spontaneous healing.

A WEEK AFTER UNDERGOING hemorrhoidectomy, Kelly Carlito, 40, comes to the clinic complaining of intense anal pain and bright red, scanty rectal bleeding during bowel movements. She says she contacted her health care provider, who recommended stool softeners and more liquids in her diet, but she’s still having pain. Mrs. Carlito may be suffering from an anal… (More)