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Symptoms and Signs of Anal Fissure Symptoms, Signs, Home, Medical, and Surgery Treatment and Healing Time

Doctor's Notes on Anal Fissure Symptoms, Signs, Home, Medical, and Surgery Treatment and Healing Time

An anal fissure is a tear in the skin lining of the anal canal. Signs and symptoms of an anal canal fissure is severe pain during a constipated bowel movement followed by continuing pain. Occasionally, there may be some bright red blood drops on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. Sitting down may also cause pain in the area. They can occur in infants, children and/or adults.

Constipation, with straining and pressure to move hard stools, is the main cause of anal fissures.

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Medically Reviewed on 3/11/2019

REFERENCE:

Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.

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