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.