Specialized Expertise. Find a Specialist. Make Appointment. Physician Referrals. Anal fissures are tears or cracks in the anus. Fissures result from stretching the anal mucosa beyond its normal capacity.
We are currently limiting visitors to the hospital. Unless otherwise agreed with your clinical team, only o ne carer per family will be allowed into GOSH and this should be the same carer each day. Unfortunately, siblings will not be able to visit.
An easy-to-understand overview of the symptoms, treatments, and medical options for a tear in the anal canal. An anal fissure is a tear in the anal canal. The tear in the anal canal usually occurs when a child is constipated and forces a large, hard stool bowel movement. The tear makes passing stool defecating very painful.