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Glossary for Anal fissure

  • Anal conditions: Conditions that affect the anus
  • Anal pain: A sensation of pain that is located in the region of the anus
  • Anorectal abscess: A condition characterized by a collection of puss located in the anorectal area
  • Anorectal disorders: Conditions that affect the anorectum
  • Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
  • Bloody diarrhea: Diarrhea with blood in stool
  • Bloody stool: Blood appearing in the stool.
  • Bright red blood on toilet paper:
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis: Chronic bacterial prostatitis is a condition in which infection of the prostate and the related symptoms develop more slowly.. The infection is normally just in the prostate, and there is no other infection such as a bladder infection. Symptoms are not as dramatic as with an acute infection. The symptoms may 'drag on', or come and go.
  • Chronic constipation: Long term decrease in mass and frequency of bowel motions and difficulty passing bowel motions.
  • Constipation: Difficult or dry bowel movements
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Dyspareunia: Vaginal pain after sexual intercourse
  • Fecal straining: Straining for a bowel movement
  • Fissures: Any cleft or groove especially a deep fold in the cerebral cortex involving its entire thickness
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding: Internal bleeding in the digestive tract
  • Hard stool: Hardness of stool (and often constipation)
  • Hemorrhoids: Swollen blood vessels around the anus.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
  • Injury: Any damage inflicted in the body
  • Pain: A feeling of suffering, agony, distress caused by the stimulation of pain fibres in the nervous system
  • Pelvic conditions: Any medical condition affecting the pelvic region.
  • Physical conditions: Any condition that physically affects an individual
  • Pinworm: Small, threadlike parasitic worms mainly in colon and rectum
  • Proctalgia: Any type of rectal pain
  • Rectal bleeding: A condition which is characterized by bleeding from the rectum
  • Severe constipation:
  • Tuberculosis: Bacterial infection causing nodules forming, most commonly in the lung.
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.


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