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The risk should be discussed with one's surgeon. While you're waiting to see your doctor, take steps to avoid constipation, such as drinking plenty of water, adding fiber to your diet and exercising regularly. The pathophysiology of anal fissures is not entirely clear. Several lifestyle changes may help relieve discomfort and promote healing of an anal fissure, as well as prevent recurrences:. In adults, fissures may be caused by constipation, the passing of large, hard stools, or by prolonged diarrhea. The extra pressure may lengthen the fissure or create a new one.