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What's an anal fissure?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
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In brief: Torn and scarred

An anal fissure occurs with torn anal/rectal tissue usually with passing large caliber and hard stool.
The tear scars as it heals. The scar is less able to stretch and can tear again. Add a bowel regiment: laxatives, fiber, stool softener, more liquids, probiotics to achieve two soft bowel movements daily. Softer, smaller caliber stools will help your fissure heal. Surgery if persistent.

In brief: Torn and scarred

An anal fissure occurs with torn anal/rectal tissue usually with passing large caliber and hard stool.
The tear scars as it heals. The scar is less able to stretch and can tear again. Add a bowel regiment: laxatives, fiber, stool softener, more liquids, probiotics to achieve two soft bowel movements daily. Softer, smaller caliber stools will help your fissure heal. Surgery if persistent.
Dr. Tracy Berg
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In brief: Anal fissure

An anal fissure is a tear in the mucosa of the anal canal, just inside the anal margin.
It is a common condition causing pain on defecation in adults and children. Most anal fissures respond well to conservative or topical management. In refractory cases surgery may be required

In brief: Anal fissure

An anal fissure is a tear in the mucosa of the anal canal, just inside the anal margin.
It is a common condition causing pain on defecation in adults and children. Most anal fissures respond well to conservative or topical management. In refractory cases surgery may be required
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In brief: Tear of anus.

An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining (mucosa) of the anus.
Typical symptoms associated with anal fissures are pain and bleeding. Fissures are quite common, but are often confused with other causes of pain and bleeding, such as hemorrhoids.

In brief: Tear of anus.

An anal fissure is a small tear in the lining (mucosa) of the anus.
Typical symptoms associated with anal fissures are pain and bleeding. Fissures are quite common, but are often confused with other causes of pain and bleeding, such as hemorrhoids.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Think Paper Cut

It's a small tear in the anus, much like a paper cut.
The little bugger stings with bowel movements. It's due to a sphincter muscles that is a little too strong. Treatments focus on decreasing the squeeze pressure of the sphincter muscles.

In brief: Think Paper Cut

It's a small tear in the anus, much like a paper cut.
The little bugger stings with bowel movements. It's due to a sphincter muscles that is a little too strong. Treatments focus on decreasing the squeeze pressure of the sphincter muscles.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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