Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a tear in the skin around the back passage. It is a common problem that can cause severe pain, especially after a bowel movement. It may also cause bleeding.

The condition is associated with spasm of the internal anal sphincter. This reduces the blood supply to the area and prevents healing. The treatment is aimed at breaking this cycle, to allow healing to take place.

 

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