Tear in the skin of anus:

Anal fissure ( )

An anal fissure is a tear in the skin or the anal mucosa and is usually painful during bowel movements. Anal fissure does not lead to more serious issues. It is a common problem that affects people of all ages, particularly also young and healthy people.

Full Description

Most anal fissures heal after a few days or weeks with home treatment. Such conditions are called acute anal fissures. However, if the affected person has an anal fissure that has not healed after eight to twelve weeks, then the condition is considered as chronic fissure and may need further medical treatment.


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Medical Conditions

An anal fissure can develop due to constipation or diarrhea, after giving birth, from certain sexual practices (such as anal sex), or due to other medical issues with the anus. An anal fissure is very painful and leads to increased tension in the sphincter of the anus. This in turn worsens constipation and creates a negative feedback loop. An anal fissure may bleed or even cause itching.


The danger of anal fissures is that symptoms remain unhealed (and become chronic). New anal fissures need to be treated with medication and an increase in dietary fiber (such as is found in vegetables). Medications can relax the sphincter and restore blood flow to the site. If this treatment shows no results, surgery becomes necessary.