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Who gets anal fissures?

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Adults between 20 and 40 are most likely to get them. But you can have them at any age, even though your risk generally goes down as you get older.

From: What Causes Anal Fissures? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons: "Anal Fissure." 

Cleveland Clinic: "Anal Fissures." 

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

NHS Choices: "Anal fissure - Introduction," "Anal fissure - Prevention."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons: "Anal Fissure." 

Cleveland Clinic: "Anal Fissures." 

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

NHS Choices: "Anal fissure - Introduction," "Anal fissure - Prevention."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 28, 2018

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