Rectal Fissure

A small split or tear in the tissue (mucosa) lining the lower rectum (anus).

Causes include: constipation, passing a large, hard stools, or prolonged diarrhea. They are common in women after childbirth and persons with Crohn's disease.

Symptoms may be painful bowel movements and bleeding (seen on the stool or toilet paper).

The gastroenterologist will perform a rectal exam and look at a sample of the rectal (anal) tissue.

Treatment may include topical prescrition medicine, dietary changes, please see your physician for your specific treatment needs
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