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I have chronic constipation. After straining, I now feel bruised inside my anal canal. It hurts to sit, but it isn't relieved with laying down either. It just feels to be getting worse as the day goes through. I can't even get sleep because of the thr

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In brief: Anal fissure?

Sometimes constipation can cause a tear in the lining of the anal canal, called an anal fissure.
If treating the constipation with stool softeners doesn't cause it to resolve within 30 days, an outpatient operation is frequently necessary.

In brief: Anal fissure?

Sometimes constipation can cause a tear in the lining of the anal canal, called an anal fissure.
If treating the constipation with stool softeners doesn't cause it to resolve within 30 days, an outpatient operation is frequently necessary.
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