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Anal Fissure

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by Wood D

Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your chance of developing an anal fissure include:


To help reduce the chances of developing an anal fissure, take these steps:


American Academy of Family Physicians

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons



Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

College of Family Physicians of Canada



Anal fissure. American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons website. Available at: Updated October 2012. Accessed November 14, 2013.

Anal fissure. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated July 2, 2013. Accessed November 14, 2013.

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