How to determine if you have an anal fissure
Anal fissure is an ulcer formed after skin laceration of the anal canal, with anal pain, bleeding, constipation, and anal itching as the main symptoms.
Whenever there is a problem with the anus, the first thing people think of is "Will I have hemorrhoids". This is the case for many people with anal fissure bleeding. Because they don’t understand this disease, doubts and worries are increasing day by day. People who worry about it even think that this is a sign of bowel cancer. In fact, the difference between anal fissure and hemorrhoids and bowel cancer is very obvious. The bleeding from anal fissure and hemorrhoids is bright red, but each has obvious characteristics. The former is small in quantity and painful, usually with blood on the toilet paper, only a few drops at most; the latter is large in quantity but painless, and the bleeding will generally exceed 10 drops. In patients with bowel cancer, stool bleeding is often dark red, mixed with mucus or pus and blood, and the habit of stool will be significantly changed, the number of stools will increase, and the feeling of heaviness at first is also accompanied. If the diarrhea still fails to converge after medication, you should pay special attention. In addition, the three patients are not the same. Hemorrhoids and anal fissures may occur in people of any age, while patients with rectal cancer are mostly middle-aged or elderly.
Home self-examination of anal fissure
The clinical manifestations of anal fissure mainly include pain, bleeding, constipation, anal itching and other symptoms. We can conduct self-examination at home through these symptoms of anal fissure. If you have these symptoms, then go to the hospital for treatment. ① Whether it is painful: It is mainly manifested as severe pain, continuous severe pain, which can continue to aggravate, and can be relieved automatically after a few hours. ②Bleeding: When defecating, the wound is injured, which can cause bleeding from the crack.