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An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue mucosa that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. You also may experience spasms in the ring of muscle at the end of your anus anal sphincter.
Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are enlarged and swollen blood vessels which are in or around the lower rectum and the anus. Most of the time you are not aware of having haemorrhoids but in most cases you will feel a small lump which is just inside or outside the anus. Bleeding from a pile can be quite scary when first discovered but it is not serious. Haemorrhoids, anal tears and anal fissures can all result in bleeding from the anus, which can be quite alarming. All these conditions are relatively common and in most cases any bleeding is not a cause for alarm.
We offer telehealth visits and online bariatric seminars to continue care from home. If you are experiencing painful passing of stool and noticing bright, red blood during your bowel movements, it is likely you have a hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoids are one of the most common reasons for a visit to a colorectal surgeon, like Dr. Alex Crean at Memorial Advanced Surgery. They can however be easily confused with anal fissures, cuts or tears in the lining of the anus.