Define anal fissure

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Anal fissure fissure-in-ano is a very common anorectal condition. The exact etiology of this condition is debated; however, there is a clear association with elevated internal anal sphincter pressures. Though hard bowel movements are implicated in fissure etiology, they are not universally present in patients with anal fissures. Half of all patients with fissures heal with nonoperative management such as high fiber diet, sitz baths, and pharmacological agents.

Anal fissure

Anal fissure - Wikipedia

An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue mucosa that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. You also may experience spasms in the ring of muscle at the end of your anus anal sphincter.

Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a small tear or ulcer open sore in the skin just inside your anus bottom. It causes severe pain, and sometimes bleeding when you pass faeces. Anal fissures often go away by themselves with some simple self-help measures.
Written and peer-reviewed by physicians—but use at your own risk. Read our disclaimer. An anal fissure is a longitudinal tear of the perianal skin distal to the dentate line , often due to increased anal sphincter tone.