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Anal fissure: Symptoms, causes & diagnosis

An anal fissure is a small tear or cut in the lining of the anus which can cause pain and/or bleeding. Symptoms Common symptoms include pain that is worse with bowel movements, burning in the anus, bleeding when passing stools, itching and/or a tearing sensation. Patients may try to avoid defecation because of the pain. Pain persists for some time after passing of stool.