What Causes Fissures In The Anus?

An anal fissure happens when your anus is strained and a small tear occurs.  The anal fissure can be caused by a variety of different things.

The most common things to cause an anal fissure are:

  • Trauma to the anus.

This can be caused during a woman’s pregnancy or during childbirth. It is very common for a woman’s anus to tear during delivery and for her to get an anal fissure as a result.  It is safe for women to use the H-Fissures all natural oil during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.  *Always consult your doctor before using any medication during and after your pregnancy* 

Sitting on the toilet for too long while having a bowel movement can cause an anal fissure or hemorrhoids.  Limit your time on the toilet to no more than 5 minutes to reduce the risk of this happening.

Anal intercourse can cause the anus to tear, resulting in an anal fissure.  

  • Problems with your bowel movements.

Passing a stool that is too hard can cause an anal fissure.  Constipation and straining too hard to pass a stool are very common causes of anal fissures.

Diarrhea is another very common cause of anal fissures.  This is exactly what caused my anal fissure.  I was taking a large amount of antibiotics which caused me to have diarrhea.  The frequent trips to the bathroom and the stools being too soft and runny are what caused my anus to tear.

Crohn’s Disease can cause an anal fissure because of the amount of diarrhea that the disease causes.

  • A decrease in blood flow to the anal region can cause an anal fissure.

This is the major reason why it takes so long for an anal fissure to heal.  The anus does not get much blood flow and as a result it takes longer for injuries to this region to heal.  The H-Fissures oil greatly aids in improving blood flow to this area which in turn helps to heal the fissure faster.

  • Anal sphincter spasms or an anus that is too tight.