ANAL ABSCESS: SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

Anal Abscess is one of the most common types of diseases related to anus and anal canal in which a localized collection of pus develops in the underlying tissues of anus. Anal Abscess is a painful condition that may also lead to an Anal Fistula, which is a small infected channel that abnormally develops and connects the site of Abscess and the skin. It has been observed that around 50% of patients develop Anal Fistula along with Anal Abscess and this is can be a cause bleeding when passing stool.
Here is a brief overview of Anal Abscess: its symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF ANAL ABSCESS?

THE SYMPTOMS OF SUPERFICIAL ABSCESS INCLUDE:

  • Pain which is constant, throbbing and becomes more severe when sitting down.
  • Skin irritation, redness and swelling around the anus.
  • Discharge of pus.
  • Pain associated with a hard, dry bowel movement.

The symptoms of deeper Abscess include fever, chills and malaise. Sometimes fever is the only symptom of this condition.

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