A tear or open sore in the anal canal


  • Sharp pain when passing stool follow by deep burning sensation that can last hours
  • Bleeding when passing stools
  • Pruritus ani


Constipation (difficulty to emptying the bowel) diarrhea, IBS, UC, pregnancy and childbirth and sexually transmitted diseases


  • Affects 1 every 10 persons at some point in their lives
  • Affects both sexes equally
  • Occurs more often from 10 – 30 years of age
  • Incidences in pregnant women
  • Incidences in infant and children population