Please understand that our phone lines must be clear for urgent medical care needs. When this changes, we will update this web site. Please know that our vaccine supply is extremely small. Fissures result from the stretching of your anal mucosa beyond its normal capacity. This often happens when stools are hard due to constipation. Once the tear happens, it leads to repeated injury.
Quick links. Possible hernia post surgery? Please feel free to read, share your thoughts, your stories and connect with others! I was hoping that my mother would be home by now but she is staying longer due to her condition. Her hospital is about an hour away so I will be seeing her tomorrow. The nurse mentioned something about her possibly having a hernia. I feel so bad for my mom, as it's her first surgery in her life.
The mucosa is extremely important to the passage of stool but can, at times, become injured. As the name suggests, this is a tear in the anal tissue that can be caused by different forms of trauma, strain, or intrusion. An anal fissure is an uncomfortable, sometimes embarrassing condition that no one wants to put up with any longer than necessary.
An anal fissure is a common condition where there is a painful tear in the lining of the anus, the backside opening where feces is excreted. It is often described as feeling like passing broken glass. Typical anal fissure symptoms are a sensation of tearing, ripping or burning and usually a small amount of bright red bleeding during and after a bowel movement. While the condition can be very painful, it is not usually serious. It is estimated that about one in 10 people may have an anal fissure in their lifetime, though it is not possible to establish a precise figure, because some people may be too embarrassed to discuss the condition with their healthcare provider, and it is often misattributed to hemorrhoids.