An anal fissure is a tear in the opening of the anus that can cause pain, itching, and bleeding. Anal fissures are common in infants but less so in older children. They occur in adults of all ages. The pain, which can be quite severe, usually occurs during and after a bowel movement. The most common cause of anal fissures is constipation, but diarrhea can be a cause as well.
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The anal canal is a short tube surrounded by muscle at the end of your rectum. The rectum is the bottom section of your colon large intestine. An anal fissure also called fissure-in-ano is a small rip or tear in the lining of the anal canal. Fissures are common, but are often confused with other anal conditions, such as hemorrhoids. Fissures are usually caused by trauma to the inner lining of the anus from a bowel movement or other stretching of the anal canal.
An anal fissure is a narrow tear that extends from the muscles that control the anus sphincters up into the anal canal. These tears usually develop when anal tissue is damaged during a hard bowel movement or when higher-than-normal tension develops in the anal sphincters. An anal fistula is a tubelike passage tract from the anal canal to a hole in the skin near the anus. This may occur after rectal surgery, after an abscess in the rectal area, or as a complication of a bowel disease.