Dr Oz: Anal Fissures
According to Dr Oz, 80 percent of people may have had an anal fissure and didn’t even realize it. Dr Oz stated that when you think you have a hemorrhoid, you may actually have an anal fissure, which can be much worse.
Mary, an audience member, told Dr Oz that it had always been a dream of hers to talk about her problems “down there" on national television. (HA!) Mary told Dr Oz that she went Number Two twice a day and when she gets pain down there, she drinks prune juice. Mary also noticed that there was blood down there sometimes, but figured it was just hemorrhoids. The symptoms of hemorrhoids and anal fissures are basically the same; the only difference is that, with hemorrhoids, the pain may be all day long. Anal fissure pain normally occurs when you go to the bathroom.
Dr Oz: Anal Fissure Symptoms