Rectal Tear Overview
Another name for Rectal Tear is Anal Fissure.
What is an anal fissure?
A person with an anal fissure has small cuts or tears in the skin surrounding the anus. Anal fissures are common in infants and can form after the passage of a hard stool.
What are the symptoms of an anal fissure?
Symptoms of an anal fissure include anal itching, anal pain, and bleeding from a tiny cut in the skin around the anus.
How does the doctor treat an anal fissure?
Treatment for an anal fissure often includes warm baths, ointments, corticosteroids, stool softeners, and a high fiber diet.
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