Everyone from children to adults can get anal fissures, and they can be very painful. While usually harmless and treatable, an anal fissure can also be a sign of other health issues. If you have – or think you have – an anal fissure, you should understand the symptoms and causes, and talk with one of our doctors about your concerns.
Common symptoms include:
- Slight tinge of blood blood in your stool.
- Razor sharp pain while attempting a bowel movement.
- Moderate to intense itching that can be quite irritating.
If you think you have hemorrhoids, but are also experiencing pain, it is possible that you also have a fissure. If you have noticed prolonged symptoms like these you should contact us to determine the best course of treatment.