Jump to content. 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.
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Nicotine addiction explained — and how medications can help. I had pain and some bleeding during bowel movements. My doctor says it's an anal fissure. What is that, and what's the best way to treat it? An anal fissure is a tear in the tissue that lines the anal canal, usually resulting from trauma, such as the passage of hard stool.
How Do I Know I Have an Anal Fissure?
Anal fissures are tears, or cracks, in your anal tissues. Fissures result from the stretching of your anal mucosa, or lining or the anus, beyond its normal capacity. Once the tear occurs, it leads to repeated injury.
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