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Auckland Colorectal Centre

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Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a split of the skin of the anal canal (back passage) that causes bleeding or pain on passing a bowel motion. Most of these can be healed by a careful diet, pain relief and medication to relax the anal muscles. A minority of patients require surgery.

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