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Would an anal fissure cause very heavy bleeding?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It may

The anal area is very vascular (many smallblood vessels) and a fissure certainly can be painful and cause bleeding.
Bleeding from your anus is never normal, so you should get the area checked to assure it is a simple fissure versus some other problem that may be causing rectal bleeding. Good luck.

In brief: It may

The anal area is very vascular (many smallblood vessels) and a fissure certainly can be painful and cause bleeding.
Bleeding from your anus is never normal, so you should get the area checked to assure it is a simple fissure versus some other problem that may be causing rectal bleeding. Good luck.
Dr. John Munshower
Dr. John Munshower
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In brief: Not usually

Fissures usually cause pain and bleeding at the time of a bowel movement.
The bleeding is usually mot heavy and usually does not contain clots. See your physician if you are having heavy rectal bleeding.

In brief: Not usually

Fissures usually cause pain and bleeding at the time of a bowel movement.
The bleeding is usually mot heavy and usually does not contain clots. See your physician if you are having heavy rectal bleeding.
Dr. Michael Murray
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Usually not

Fissures usually present with extreme pain.
Hemorrhoids, particularly internal ones, can bleed heavily. If continuing or unclear as to source, then need to go to er for exam and treatment plan.

In brief: Usually not

Fissures usually present with extreme pain.
Hemorrhoids, particularly internal ones, can bleed heavily. If continuing or unclear as to source, then need to go to er for exam and treatment plan.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Sorry..

Anal fissures hurt a lot..... You can have anal bleeding as well.

In brief: Sorry..

Anal fissures hurt a lot..... You can have anal bleeding as well.
Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
Dr. Tahir Chauhdry
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