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How do you know if you have an anal fissure?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Pain and bleeding

Rectal pain and bleeding is usually a fissure.
Internal hemorrhoids usually bleed painlessly and external hemorrhoids usually hurt and don't bleed. If the fissure is chronic, present for more than a couple of months, the pain and bleeding may resolve but that does not mean the fissure is gone. Have an expert examine to confirm actual healing of the fissure once symptoms resolve.

In brief: Pain and bleeding

Rectal pain and bleeding is usually a fissure.
Internal hemorrhoids usually bleed painlessly and external hemorrhoids usually hurt and don't bleed. If the fissure is chronic, present for more than a couple of months, the pain and bleeding may resolve but that does not mean the fissure is gone. Have an expert examine to confirm actual healing of the fissure once symptoms resolve.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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In brief: Severe pain

Anal fissure is a small crack in the anal canal next to tail bone, gives severe pain spasm, aggravates during defaecation , with small amount of bright blood.
From out side you can see a small skin tag next to tail bone called sentinal hemorroid.Most of the time they heal with out surgery, by local care diet, and may need pain medications.

In brief: Severe pain

Anal fissure is a small crack in the anal canal next to tail bone, gives severe pain spasm, aggravates during defaecation , with small amount of bright blood.
From out side you can see a small skin tag next to tail bone called sentinal hemorroid.Most of the time they heal with out surgery, by local care diet, and may need pain medications.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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