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About Anal fissure


An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the anus (mucosa) or anal canal.

Anal Fissure


  • • Small amount of blood on the outside surface of stool
  • • Painful bowel movements
  • • Itching or irritation around the anus
  • • Discomfort when urinating, frequent urination, or inability to urinate
  • • Foul smelling discharge


- Passing large, hard stools
- Frequent diarrhea
- Constipation
- Inflammatory bowel disease such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis
- Infections
- Anal sex


- Rectal examination


- Take a more fibrous diet / fiber supplements, to soften the stool, making bowel movements easier.

- Sitz bath is recommended to help heal the tear, two to three times a day.

- Fissure Surgery (Fissurectomy)

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