Anal Fissures are tears in the skin around the anus. They are usually caused by severe constipation, with passage of hard stool along with straining tears the skin. They can be very painful, usually described as sharp burning or tearing pain while having a bowel movement. The pain is primarily due to spasms in the nearby sphincter muscle.
New Protocol to Treat Anal Fissures | Columbia University Department of Surgery
NCBI Bookshelf. Munich: Zuckschwerdt; Jonas and J. Authors M. An anal fissure is a linear tear in the skin of the distal anal canal below the dentate line. It is a common condition affecting all age groups but particularly common in young adults; men and women are equally affected. The classical symptoms are of anal pain during or after defaecation and the passage of bright red blood per anus.
Jump to navigation. Sometimes the most difficult thing about a problem is overcoming the fear of facing it. When people have painful conditions of the anus, they tend to be embarrassed to talk about that part of the body and even less enthusiastic about inviting a doctor to take a look. But anal pain is best treated sooner than later, and an earlier diagnosis can improve patients' outcomes in the long run. What's more, the new protocol offers superb results without cutting the anal sphincter muscle.
NCBI Bookshelf. Munich: Zuckschwerdt; Jonas and J. Authors M. An anal fissure is a linear tear in the skin of the distal anal canal below the dentate line.