Constipation is one of the most common causes of anal fissures and refers to the difficulty to pass stools. This is often caused by and related to hardened feces. You may be constipated when you try to pass stool but cannot completely evacuate the bowels. People often describe the feeling of constipation as if something was stuck in the rectum, unable to move. You can get constipation from a diet low in fiber and water. To reduce your risk of developing constipation, eat fiber-rich foods such as broccoli or whole-wheat bread.
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