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What are the symptoms of anal fissures?

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If you have an acute anal fissure, you may feel a tearing or ripping sensation in that area during bowel movements. You may also notice:

  • A visible tear in the anus
  • Pain during bowel movements
  • Blood on used toilet paper or wipes
  • Blood on the surface of stools
  • Bleeding that discolors toilet water
  • Bad-smelling discharge

From: Anal Fissure Symptoms WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons: "Anal Fissure," "Practice Parameters for the Management of Anal Fissures (3 Revision)." rd

Cleveland Clinic: "Anal Fissures."

NHS Choices: "Anal fissure - Introduction."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Anal fissure (Beyond the Basics)."

Ferri, F. , Mosby, 2011. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2012, 1 Edition st

AboutKidsHealth: "Anal Fissure."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons: "Anal Fissure," "Practice Parameters for the Management of Anal Fissures (3 Revision)." rd

Cleveland Clinic: "Anal Fissures."

NHS Choices: "Anal fissure - Introduction."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Anal fissure (Beyond the Basics)."

Ferri, F. , Mosby, 2011. Ferri’s Clinical Advisor 2012, 1 Edition st

AboutKidsHealth: "Anal Fissure."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

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