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There's a cut on my anus? But I don't remember hard bowel movements when I put prep h it burned like crazy

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Dr. Jay Singh
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Anal fissure

Barbara, an anal fissure is a small tear in the anal lining that can occur even without a hard bowel movement.
The typical cause is not the movement but the fact that the anal sphincter does not relax properly during the bowel movement. Initial therapy is medical with the use of smooth muscle relaxing ointment. This can be prescribed by a primary care or surgeon.

In brief: Anal fissure

Barbara, an anal fissure is a small tear in the anal lining that can occur even without a hard bowel movement.
The typical cause is not the movement but the fact that the anal sphincter does not relax properly during the bowel movement. Initial therapy is medical with the use of smooth muscle relaxing ointment. This can be prescribed by a primary care or surgeon.
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