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What sort of problem is an anal fissure?

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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 doctors agree

In brief: Tear

An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the intestine in the area of your anal opening.
This can result in pain while having a bowel movement and some bleeding too.

In brief: Tear

An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the intestine in the area of your anal opening.
This can result in pain while having a bowel movement and some bleeding too.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
good answer. Wishing you'all the best.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
I agree. They can be very painful! Good luck.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Anal tear

Tear of lining in the anus; tearing type pain during defecation, sometimes bleeding, or infection.
Can be treated like hemorrhoids initially, e.g. Soaks, soothing suppositories. Can recur;sometimes sphincter can be too tight; rx'd with meds, injections, or surgery. To decrease the spasm.

In brief: Anal tear

Tear of lining in the anus; tearing type pain during defecation, sometimes bleeding, or infection.
Can be treated like hemorrhoids initially, e.g. Soaks, soothing suppositories. Can recur;sometimes sphincter can be too tight; rx'd with meds, injections, or surgery. To decrease the spasm.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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