Tearing the anal sphincter

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Obstetric anal sphincter injuries cause symptoms such as pain and faecal incontinence. How do you detect and address them? This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion. Health professionals involved in childbirth need to be aware of risk factors and symptoms to ensure women are adequately assessed and treated.

Anal Sphincter Injury

Anal fissure - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

An anal fissure is a small tear in the thin, moist tissue mucosa that lines the anus. An anal fissure may occur when you pass hard or large stools during a bowel movement. Anal fissures typically cause pain and bleeding with bowel movements. You also may experience spasms in the ring of muscle at the end of your anus anal sphincter. Anal fissures are very common in young infants but can affect people of any age. Most anal fissures get better with simple treatments, such as increased fiber intake or sitz baths. Some people with anal fissures may need medication or, occasionally, surgery.

Anal Fissure

We include products we think are useful for our readers. If you buy through links on this page, we may earn a small commission. An anal fissure is a small cut or tear in the lining of the anus.
Jump to navigation. A sphincter injury refers to a tear or damage to the muscle that surrounds the anal canal. The anal sphincter muscle consists of two muscles; the internal sphincter and the external sphincter muscle.