K60.0: Acute anal fissure

The skin on your anus is torn.

The anus is located at the end of the intestines and is ring-shaped. A sphincter muscle in the last segment of the intestines ensures that we only intentionally excrete feces through the anus.

The skin on the anus may tear for instance because of an inflammation or if you strain heavily during a bowel movement. The fissure on the anus can cause pain, especially during and after a bowel movement. Because of the pain, you generally try to avoid a bowel movement. That can cause constipation. There can also be weeping or bleeding from the fissure on the anus. The fissure may cause the anus to itch.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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