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An anal fissure is a small tear in the skin surrounding the anus. It can be extremely painful and will often bleed, especially when going to the toilet and passing faeces. Anal fissures should not be confused with haemorrhoids or piles that are usually painless when going to the toilet and tend to itch. Anal fissures are fairly common, occurring in about 1 in 350 adults, Although the incidence peaks in the 3rd decade overall, women tend to have a peak incidence in their 20's.