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Could an anal fissure puff up and cause discomfort outside of the rectal opening?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: ANAL FISSURES

Are tears in the anal canal.
Since they are open wounds with stool and bacteria going by, there is always the risk of infection and development of an abscess which needs surgical drainage.

In brief: ANAL FISSURES

Are tears in the anal canal.
Since they are open wounds with stool and bacteria going by, there is always the risk of infection and development of an abscess which needs surgical drainage.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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