Anal Fissure

About- An anal fissure also called anal ulcer or rectal fissure is a small tear in the lining of the anus.
Symptoms-

 Sharp pain during and after bowel movements which can last up to several hours 
 Red blood on the stool
 Anal Itching, irritation or burning sensation
 Crack or tear in the skin around the anus
 A skin tag, or a small lump of skin, next to the fissure

Causes-
 Passing large or hard stools
 Constipation
 Chronic diarrhoea
 Inflammation of the anorectal area, caused by Crohn's disease or another inflammatory bowel disease
 Childbirth
 Anal cancer
 HIV
 Tuberculosis
 Syphilis
 Herpes 

Specialists to visit

 Colorectal Surgeon
 Gastroenterologist
 General Physician

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References
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.fascrs.org
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.webmd.com

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