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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:
 

Prevention

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

RESOURCES

American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org

The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
http://www.fascrs.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
http://cscrs.ca

College of Family Physicians of Canada
http://www.cfpc.ca

 

References


Anal fissure. American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.fascrs.org/patients/conditions/anal%5Ffissure. Updated October 2012. Accessed November 14, 2013.


Anal fissure. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated July 2, 2013. Accessed November 14, 2013.


Fargo M, Latimer K. Evaluation and management of common anorectal conditions. Am Fam Physician. 2012;85(6):624-630.

 

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