Relaxing the muscle allows the anal fissure to heal. Poorly healing fissures or those located in a position other than the posterior and midline portion of your anus may indicate an underlying condition. Management of benign anorectal disorders. A doctor can usually diagnose an anal fissure simply by examining the area around the anus.
This content does not have an Arabic version. During this exam, the doctor may insert an anoscope into your rectum to make it easier to see the tear. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Free E-newsletter Subscribe to Housecall Our general interest e-newsletter keeps you up to date on a wide variety of health topics. Diseases of the rectum and anus.