Mark Cheetham Colorectal and general Surgeon at the Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital Shropshire Mark cheetham Colorectal and general surgery at the Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital in Shropshire Mark Cheetham MD FRCS Colorectal & General Surgeon

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Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a test to look around the large bowel with a camera. Before having a colonoscopy you will need to prepare the bowel by taking strong laxatives More >

Laparoscopic surgery


Most bowel operations can now be done laparoscopically (with keyhole surgery) More >

Staging bowel Cancer

The treatment for bowel cancer depends on how far the cancer has spread (we call this the stage of the cancer) More >

Anal fissure by Mark Cheetham Colorectal surgeon at The Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital

An anal fissure is a split in the skin just inside the bottom. Anal fissures are common and frequently cause symptoms of pain and rectal bleeding . An anal fissure can usually be diagnosed in the clinic without any special tests. It is important that you are seen by a doctor as there are several other disorders which can give similar symptoms.


What causes an anal fissure?

It is not know what exactly causes an anal fissure, Sometimes being constipated can start off an anal fissure, however many people with an anal fissure have a normal bowel habit or even diarrhoea. Most commonly, anal fissures are found at the back of the bottom. The skin is this area has a worse blood supply than elsewhere in the bottom. We know that in people with anal fissure, the anal sphincters are often hyperactive and this stops a fissure from healing up.


How are anal fissures treated?

Most anal fissures will heal up on their own within an few days or weeks and these don’t need any particular treatment. If a fissure last for longer than 6 weeks, it is unlikely to heal up on it’s own.

Most fissures will be treated with a cream (either GTN ointment or diltiazem cream) in the first instance. It is important to use the cream twice a day for at least 6 weeks.


Other useful treatments for a fissure include

 by Mark Cheetham, Colorectal Surgeon at Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital.

Anal fissures can bee tretaed with GTN, Botox, sphincterotomy or an advancement flap

Anal Fissure

Surgery for bowel cancer


The type of operation needed for bowel cancer depends on where the tumour is in the bowel More >

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy involves giving strong anticancer drugs either into a vein or in tablets. Chemotherapy is used either to reduce the risk of cancer spreading  More >

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Shrewsbury

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