Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Rectal Tear Underlying Cause

Most anal fissures are caused by large, hard pieces of stool that tear the skin of the anus during a bowel movement.

Additional causes of anal fissure include:

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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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