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An anal fissure is a small tear or ulcer (open sore) in your skin around the opening of your bottom.
It can be very painful and sometimes bleed, usually after you go to the toilet (to pass faeces).
About one in 10 people get an anal fissure at some point in their life.
Stage 3: The cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes.
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An anal fissure will usually heal within six weeks, and it’s called an acute anal fissure.Testing for cancer when you have no symptoms is called screening.There is no national anal cancer screening in Ireland at present.If you are worried about anal cancer, contact the National Cancer Helpline on 1800 200 700 or speak to your GP.Visit your family doctor (GP) first if you are worried about any symptoms.
He said he would also be open to talking about sex with animals, if the conversation led down that path.