Signs and symptoms of chronic constipation include: Tiny tears in the skin around the anus (anal fissure); A blockage in the intestines Being an older adult; Being a woman; Being dehydrated; Eating a diet that's low in.
This condition is more common in older adults. Rectal pain may be caused by diarrhea, constipation, or anal itching and scratching. Irritation of the rectum from diarrhea or constipation, a small hemorrhoid, or an anal fissure can cause a small amount of bright red blood on the surface of the stool or on the toilet paper.
Chronic constipation or frequent diarrhea can also tear the skin around your anus . Older adults are also prone to anal fissures due to decreased blood bath to relax the anal muscles, relieve irritation, and increase blood.