An anal fissure is a small tear in the anus that can cause pain or discomfort during bowel movements. Although, uncomfortable, and fissures are common and do not lead to more complications. They are common in both men and women of any age. Usually, the cause of an anal fissure is some type of injury to the lining of the anus. This can be caused by a severe stretch to the anus, constipation, repeated diarrhea, or childbirth. In some cases they are caused by complications of other more serious conditions, such as Crohn's disease or inflammatory bowel disease.

Symptoms include:

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