A 25-year-old female asked:
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i was checked out by my doctor and she said i have an anal fissure. my question is, do anal fissures bleed a lot? and do they cause blood clots?

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: There are a lot of qualitative terms in your question. Anal fissures normall cause bleeding that you see on the toilet paper or toilet bowl. A small drop of blood in a large bowl of water can seem like a lot of blood. Depends on how you are rating what a lot of blood is, when and where you are seeing it and other symptoms. Blood clots are not typical for a fissure, but possible.
Answered on Oct 31, 2020

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Your reasoning is: sound. If recurs, let the doc take a look. Keep stool soft and avoid constipation/straining to prevent recurrence.

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