UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider. Anal fissures are cracks or tears in the skin around the anus, causing burning and sharp pain when you have a bowel movement. Find treatment options here. Constipation happens when fecal material stool moves through the large bowel colon too slowly.
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Anal Fissures - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf
NCBI Bookshelf. Brian Jahnny ; John V. Authors Brian Jahnny 1 ; John V. Ashurst 2. An anal fissure is a superficial tear in the skin distal to the dentate line.
Faeces poo is temporarily stored in the rectum and expelled from the body via the anus. An anal fissure is a tear or split in the lining of the anus anal mucosa. The symptoms and signs include pain when passing a bowel motion and bright red blood from the anus. The problem is common in children younger than one year, and affects around eight out of 10 babies. Common causes in adults include constipation and trauma to the anus such as a difficult childbirth.
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. These are called short-term acute anal fissures. If you have an anal fissure that hasn't healed after 8 to 12 weeks, it is considered a long-term chronic fissure.