Sorry if this is already a discussion, I tried looking for it first.
I have experienced light tearing before, even before I had IBS. What I didn't know about were deep fissures. My mom has Crohn's but this never came up.
Apparently, a couple of months ago, the inside of my buttcrack became very dry & after a particular rough bowel movement, a deep fissure formed. I didn't know this was a thing so when I stood up to flush, I was met with a toilet full of blood. The next couple of times I went pee, there was blood. I didn't panic because it was fresh blood but I still called my docs office to make an appointment.
This is where I found out that my butt's too dry & I had a deep fissure. Honestly, I had to look that up when I got home.
So now I use baby wipes to help...moisten things to a proper level. I still get a deep fissure from time to time. Sometimes cause of sitting on the squatty potty in a way that causes too much tension down there.
Anyone else suffer with deep fissures?