Anal fissure is a common disease that affects people of all ages and both men and women. It is a small tear in the lining of the anal canal. These crack in the skin gives sharp pain, discomfort, bleeding and strain during stool release.
Types of fissures: - They are two types as follows:
- Acute fissure: An acute anal fissure looks like a fresh tear, somewhat like a paper cut.
- Chronic fissure: A chronic anal fissure likely has a deeper tear, and may have internal or external fleshy growths. This fissure is considered chronic if it lasts more than eight weeks.