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Anal Fissure

A cut or tear in the lining of the anus is called anal fissure. It is normally seen in people with chronic constipation. The symptoms include pain during and after a bowel movement, blood in stools, and a visible tear in the skin near the anus.

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I am losing blood due to anal fissure. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 17 years old. A few days back, I had hard stools and it resulted in causing anal fissure. My anal area became swollen and I started to have extreme sharp pain with every bowel movement. After two days, I waked up with a feeling of less pain and I was confident that my fissure has got ...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If you are losing so much blood that you nearly passed out, then you can go to an emergency and consult a doctor soon without any delay. If you have slight blood that made you feel like pass out, then it can be due to hemorrhoids. Take plenty of fluids around two to...  Read Full »

I have had surgery for anal fissure six months ago, but now I am unable to pass stools. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 years old female. I have had anal fissure. I had surgery before six months. Now I am unable to pass stools. I feel like there is no hole there. I have had constipation sometimes. Could you suggest a way to pass stools quickly. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. From your discription, you are most likely having post operative anal stenosis. If you are having difficulty passing stools, I am afraid, you will need dilation of the passage. If you are having severe distension and pain in...  Read Full »

What causes fleshy growth outside anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female with no past medical history. I experienced constipation for some days, and I saw blood in my stools. I found this small fleshy growth on the anus, which hurts after passing motion. The pain ceases after a few hours. This fleshy growth retracts inside when I c...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have seen your attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It shows old hemorrhoids called as skin tags. This picture, along with the pain that you are describing is suggestive of anal fissure. This is a tear in the wall of the anus, at the base of ...  Read Full »

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