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Discover Effective Relief: Understanding and Treating Anal Fissures

What are Anal Fissures?

Anal fissures are tears in the lining of the anus or the surrounding skin. They can cause pain and bleeding, especially during bowel movements. Some fissures heal within a few days, but others can persist for months or years! No matter how long it lasts, it can feel like an eternity when you’re dealing with hard-to-ignore symptoms like anal discomfort and bleeding. That’s why we’re here — to help you find immediate relief and speed up the healing process.

Symptoms + Causes

Everyone experiences fissures differently, but one of the most common symptoms is a sharp pain that feels tearing, burning, or stinging. The pain usually starts during a bowel movement, although it can last for hours afterwards. (Sometimes, the anal muscle will spasm, making it difficult to go to the bathroom. Putting it off won’t help- delaying a bowel movement can make it harder and more painful when you finally go.)

Another common symptom of fissures is bleeding during or after a bowel movement. Since the tear is so close to the anal opening, the blood will be fresh and bright red. It often shows up as small spots on the toilet paper, but you may also see some in the toilet after a bowel movement.

Fissures are very common because the skin in and around the anus is so delicate. Even minor trauma in the area can cause a tear. Often, fissures are caused by constipation or straining to pass a hard bowel movement. Other causes include diarrhea (the stool is too loose), wiping, using harsh cleaning products, bottoming, or even clothes rubbing against the skin.

Healing + Treatment

It can feel like fissures take an eternity to heal, and sometimes it really does! The pain from fissures can make the sphincter muscle spasm, reducing blood flow to the area. This makes healing virtually impossible. Most over-the-counter fissure creams have ingredients that actually slow down the healing process by constricting the blood vessells to the anus. This makes a bad situation even worse!. That’s why so many over-the-counter treatments deliver disappointing results.

Bloop’s Fissure Healing Cream is different. It provides immediate pain relief while working with, not against, your body’s natural healing process. Our blend of natural and active ingredients is available without a prescription, though it works the same way expensive prescription medications do. Our ingredients include:

Bloop’s Fissure Healing Cream is safe for long term use, unlike other options that should only be used for a few weeks. Furthermore, our formulation is free of the blood flow reducing ingredients found in other products that make fissure healing nearly impossible. We recommend using Bloop fissure cream even after you’re all healed up because it working to promote circulation and skin health, helping prevent more fissures from developing.

Whether you’re seeking relief from the discomfort of fissures or trying to prevent new ones, Bloop’s Anal Fissure Healing Topical Cream is here to help. Click here to learn more.

Article by The Bloop Team, reviewed by Dr. Joe Terlizzi, MD

Dr. Joseph Terlizzi

Highly accomplished in his field, Dr. Terlizzi is double-board certified in general and colorectal surgery, specializing in proctology and anal cancer. His work is widely published in colorectal surgery, proctology, and dermatology. Dr. Terlizzi serves on committees for the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and the International Anal Neoplasia Society (IANS).

Amany Mousour-Awad

Amany Mansour-Awad is a pioneering force in compounding pharmacy, specialty healthcare, and personal care.

Amany identified and addressed market voids with the inception of Chemistry Rx, a preeminent, woman-owned compounding pharmacy catering to rare disease patients. Chemistry Rx is one of the country’s largest compounding pharmacies and is known for its groundbreaking formulations for the skin, hair and innovative ingredients.

Taking her vision further, she launched Bloop, a personal care brand centered on natural ingredients, championing the philosophy of “Wellness for our body’s most sensitive area.” Bloop is dedicated to restoring and maintaining anorectal health for all. Throughout her career, Amany’s continuous innovation and leadership have persistently transformed healthcare and personal care landscapes.