Blood in the Stool - Anal Fissures

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Anal fissures

Bleeding can also occur because of an anal fissure, or a split in the skin of the anus. Hard constipated stool may cause the skin to split. Other causes include pregnancy and anal intercourse. Anal fissures are also associated with other diseases including inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), cancer and infections. Anal fissures tend to be very painful, even when sitting.

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Comment from: louann, Female (Patient) Published: June 02

I put on a glove and tried to pick out balls of feces because I could not pass it. When I got a couple out my hand was full of bright red blood.

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