What Is a Fissure? - Definition, Signs, Symptoms & Treatment


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What is a fissure?

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1. If left untreated what condition can a fissure progress to?

2. Which of the following is NOT a cause of anal fissures?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessments allow you to get a greater understanding of what you do and do not know about fissures. To excel on the quiz, you'll need to know what a fissure is, how a fissure can progress, and some specific types of fissures.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This assessment will test your knowledge of the following material:

  • Definition of a fissure
  • Fissure progression when left untreated
  • Causes of anal fissures
  • Signs of an infected anal fissure
  • Closure of fissure using surgery

Skills Practiced

This test will develop your skills in the following:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as fissure and anal fissure
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding fissures in general and specific types of fissures
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about fissures in a different light, such as how one can progress when left untreated
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of fissures to answer questions about their characteristics, development in the human body, and treatment options available for them

Additional Learning

Additionally, you can review the lesson complementing this quiz called What Is a Fissure? - Definition, Signs, Symptoms & Treatment if you would like to learn even more about this subject matter. The lesson covers information about the following:

  • Diagram of a fissure
  • Relation between ulcers and fissures
  • Several causes of anal fissures as well as signs and symptoms of them
  • Description of foot fissures and their signs, symptoms, and treatments