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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eduardo Krajewski
22 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Differences : Usually, a perianal abscess is caused by an underlying fistula. A fistula is a tunnel that communicates the inside of the Anus and the outside skin. T ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Browning
30 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Related: There are glands located around the anal canal with ducts draining into the canal. These glands can become infected. When this happens, an abscess ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Ryan
50 years experience Dentistry
Infection: An abscess is an infection in the body. The body's response to an infection is to send white blood cells, and other elements of the blood, to the area ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
An infection/tear : An anal fistula is an abnormal connection between the anus and something else, such as the skin or bladder. This is called an abscess if an infection ... Read More
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
An infection: In the perianal region, usually derived from the anal glands inside the rectum. A fistula is an abnormal communication between two organs, in this cas ... Read More
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Anal Abscess: An anal abscess is a painful condition in which a collection of pus develops near the anus. Most anal abscesses are a result of infection from small a ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain : Anal abscess or fistula typically cause pain near the rectum. The fistulae moreso during bowel movements. Both are important to diagnose and treat, es ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Variable: It is hard to say how long it will take to heal. Without knowing how bad the fistula and the abscess is, I cannot answer your question accurately.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Cloud
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Anal abscess/fistula: true perianal abscess arise from anal glands just up inside the anus. The gland gets blocked but pressure builds up and a tract is formed leading out ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alphonso Brown
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Further evaluation: The presence of an abscess near an active fistula indicates possible disease progression. If you are being treated for a flare of your Crohn's disease ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Call: Call your doc. This is a painful surgery.ask what they suggest . If necessary. Go to ER, especially if suicidal thoughts.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Trauma is a known and common cause of infections resulting in abscess and fistula. Consult with a surgeon for further evaluation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Unusual: Trauma to the rectum may result in injury that would cause swelling and posinly a hematoma (blood clot) and this might become infected. In abscess wou ... Read More
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