What are the Symptoms of Anal Fissure?

What are the Symptoms of Anal Fissure?

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What are the Symptoms of Anal Fissure?

The most important and generally presenting symptom (the symptom for which patient visit doctor) of anal fissure is severe pain. The pain of anal fissure usually worsens during bowel movement or during defecation. The pain of anal fissure during bowel movement may be of short duration or may be long lasting and the pain usually subside or absent in between bowel movements, but in some patients the pain may be continuous and become worse during bowel movement.

Constipation may be a serious problem in patients with anal fissure in many patients, which is due to extremely severe pain during bowel evacuation, which makes the patient voluntarily unwilling to evacuate bowel and result in constipation and sometimes even fecal impaction. Constipation results in passing of harder as well as larger quantity of stool which can further traumatize the already existing anal fissure and worsen pain which is already a serious problem.

The severe pain of anal fissure may also affect urination and cause dysuria (discomfort or difficulty during urination), frequent urination in small quantity.

Other less important symptoms of anal fissures include bleeding (especially during or immediately after bowel movement) in small amount (bleeding per anus in infants is most commonly due to anal fissure), itching known as pruritus ani, discharge of foul smelling pus from the fissure due to infection of the torn or cut area.

Another important aspect worth mention here is the various techniques adopted by different patients of anal fissure for bowel movements, although these are not symptoms of anal fissure, but help in diagnosis of anal fissure. Some individuals read newspaper in toilet during bowel movement and spent long time inside toilet. Some people use medicine such as liquid paraffin excessively (abuse of liquid paraffin) for smooth passage of stool. Some use local anesthetic cream/ointments for defecation.

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