What Is Rectal Fissure?

Q:
What is rectal fissure?

A:
Rectal fissures refer to cracks or tears in the anus and anal canal. They may be acute or chronic.

The tear often exposes the muscle around the anus, called the anal sphincter. The damage can cause that muscle to spasm, which can pull apart the edges of the fissure even more. The spasms and bowel movements can also cause pain and slow down the healing.

To learn more you should go to a medical professional.

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