Yes, they can be incredibly painful during a bowel movement or even a few hours after the bowel movement.
Who is at risk of anal fissures in Singapore?
Like most conditions, there are various factors that increase a person’s risk of an anal fissure. These factors are:
Most of the time, an anal fissure can be diagnosed with just a visual examination as there will be an obvious tear in the anal skin. However, if your gastroenterologist suspects other underlying conditions to be the cause of your anal fissure, the following tests may be conducted:
Minor acute anal fissures can often heal by themselves, while chronic anal fissures may require some help with the following treatment options: