Anal Fissures Frequently Asked Questions
Anal fissures will not resolve on their own; they require treatment. Most cases can be treated with non-invasive methods.
A Comparison of Botulinum Toxin and Saline Treatments
From the New England Journal of Medicine, an abstract comparing these two methods of treatment. Technical, but the ultimate conclusions are in plain English.
Advice for Patients who Suffer from Anal Fissure
A few tips on things that may help a fissure heal up faster.
Anal Fissure - MedicineNet.com
Information about diagnosis, treatment, recovery and cure rate for surgery.
Anal Fissure - RxMed.com
Quick, bulleted lists about fissures, but includes some ideas about prevention and treatments.
Anal fissure and fistula
From the The British United Provident Association, good information about both of these complications.
Anal Fissure Self Help Page
Some personal stories from people who have fissures including those who treated it surgically and non-surgically, as well as children and pregnant women.
From the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, a short page on the treatment of fissures.