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Anal Fissure

Anal fissure is a painful tear in the lining of the anal canal lower rectum that causes pain during
bowel movement. Generally, annal fissures are not lead to serios problems

Most anal fissures heal with home treatment after a few days or weeks. If you have an anal fissure that hasn’t healed after 8 to 12 weeks, it is considered a long-term (chronic) fissure.Anal fissures are a common problem. They affect people of all ages, especially young and otherwise healthy people.

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Causes of Anal Fissure

Anal fissures are caused by injury or trauma to the anal canal. Injury can happen when:

  • Passing a large stool.
  • Constipated and try to pass a hard stool.
  • Repeated diarrhea.
  • Childbirth can cause trauma to the anal canal
  • Fissures can also be caused by a rectal exam, anal intercourse or a foreign object.

Many experts believe that extra tension in the two muscular rings controlling the anus may be a cause of fissures.


You may have:

  • A sharp, stinging, or burning pain during bowel movement. Pain from a fissure may be quite severe.
  • Itching
  • Bleeding. You may see a small spot of bright red blood while toileting in the toilet bowl.


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