Category - Anal
An anal fissure is a small cut or tear in the lining of the anus. The crack in the skin causes severe pain and some bright red bleeding during and after bowel movements. The anal sacs are two small glands on either side of a cats anus which normally secrete a liquid when your cat has a bowel movement. However, in some cats, the sacs do not secrete the liquid form properly, so it builds up, becomes impacted, and without treatment will eventually rupture. An anal fissure is a break or tear in the skin of the anal canal. Anal fissures may be noticed by bright red anal bleeding on toilet paper and undergarments, or sometimes in the toilet. If acute they are painful after defecation, but with chronic fissures, pain intensity often reduces. Anal fissures usually extend from the anal opening and are usually located posteriorly in the midline. The anal sphincter is the ring of muscles that open and close the anus. What causes anal fissures? Anal fissures are most commonly caused by damage to the lining of the anus or anal canal, the last part of the large intestine. Most cases occur in people who have constipation, when a particularly hard or large poo tears the lining of the anal canal. These include an anal fissure, a tear in the anal canal, that becomes.