An easy-to-understand overview of the symptoms, treatments, and medical options for a tear in the anal canal. An anal fissure is a tear in the anal canal. The tear in the anal canal usually occurs when a child is constipated and forces a large, hard stool bowel movement.
An anal fissure is a break or tear in the skin of the anal canal. Anal fissures may be noticed by bright red anal bleeding on toilet paper and undergarments, or sometimes in the toilet. If acute they are painful after defecation,  but with chronic fissures, pain intensity often reduces.
The anal canal is a short tube surrounded by muscle at the end of your rectum. The rectum is the bottom section of your colon large intestine. An anal fissure also called fissure-in-ano is a small rip or tear in the lining of the anal canal.
I am a year-old woman with mild to moderate constipation and a resulting anal fissure. I have noticed slight bleeding and painful stools for the past four weeks. Will self-care options take care of this or is surgery the only option? Would a pregnancy a few months after surgery complicate healing?
An anal fissure is a small tear of the skin around the back passage anus. An anal fissure that lasts more than six weeks is called a chronic anal fissure. It may not be an issue you make a habit of discussing with your friends, but lots of us get to learn about anal tears fissures the hard way.
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What is an anal fissure? What are the symptoms of an anal fissure? The typical symptoms of an anal fissure are extreme pain during defecation and red blood streaking the stool.
An anal fissure is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum anal canal that causes pain during bowel movements. Anal fissures don't lead to more serious problems. Most anal fissures heal with home treatment after a few days or weeks.
Take hot sitz baths. A sitz bath is a warm water bath in which you sit upright in the bath in order to heal or clean the rectal area. This cleans the anus without irritating it with toilet paper, allows spasms to relax, and increases blood flow to the anus.
An anal sphincter is a group of muscles at the end of the rectum that surrounds the anus and controls the release of stool, thereby maintaining continence. There are two sphincter muscles: one is internal and one is external. The external muscle helps maintain continence and keep stool in the rectum. If there is a loss of muscle control in the sphincter, incontinence may occur.