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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Rectal abscess: See a colo-rectal surgeon to determine how involved the abscess is. In addition to antibiotics, it probably will require incision & drainage. Size of ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Somewhat: Rectal abscess is not uncommon. Can be associated with conditions such as crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis. Can be associated with a diabetic co ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Henry Wodnicki
39 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Boil around rectum: An infection localized to an area near the opening of anus. The swelling is usually a lump that is tender and warm to the touch. The treatment is to o ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Pain, possible drainage/discharge, could have fever. I would recommend you are seen by your dr.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes but: It requires surgical drainage and local hygiene as well as antibiotics.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Maybe: Anyone can get a peri-anal abscess. It can be more common in patients with crohn's disease. A person with or without ulcerative colitis can get peri-a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: This is manageable with surgical drainage and antibiotics in combination, but important to determine why the abscess occurred and to make sure that ot ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
Anal cryptitis: Local infection
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Possibly a: Tear can occur in the lining of the intestine near the anal opening. Could be from injury or straining with constipation. Can rarely be associated wit ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: An anal fistula is an abnormal, infected channel (tract) with an internal opening in the anal canal and an external opening in the skin near the anus ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Ellis
12 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not bad: Bowel prep obviously increases the flow through your body. This can be associated with pain, usually cramping. It should not cause sever pain.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
PROSTATITIS EVAL: R/O prostatitis v Epididymitis tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. Tx with doxycycline. I would recheck labs /UA C&S. & ... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Both possibilities: Certainly chronic disease can cause perirectal abscess. We also know the Remicade (infliximab) increases risk for infection. Without knowing everythin ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: a site if abscess can spread and new collection- loculations can form. Or some deep source from re rum can surface at multiple sites
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
See a doctor: it is almost impossible for a young man to have a prolapsed rectum unless you have something congenital that mean a condition that you were born with ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: It can be if its located in the rectal vault. Anoscopy can visualize somewhat higher up and can detect fissues as well.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
No, but: it can cause rectal bleeding, which can confound or delay diagnosis of colo-rectal cancer.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Question?: Not sure about the question, but if you have a painful anal fissure you should to see your primary care doctor, GI doctor or even urgent card md.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Infection : Usually from infected sebaceous glands or follicles that is localized with collection of pus.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Beard
24 years experience in Urogynecology
Rectal prolapse: Is where the entire rectum protrudes through the anus, hemmoroids will just be individual bulges of dilated blood vessels. If there are multiple hemmo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: Anal fissure and rectal cancer are two completely different diseases. Anal fissure does not lead to rectal cancer.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
No: A perianal abscess is an infected area adjacent to external anal canal. Other than pain, it can not influence function of the intestinal. Diarrhea is ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Colorectal Doc: You should be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon to determine the cause of your abscess and to adequately drain and treat them. Sometimes a fistula can ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Anal abcess: No.
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience in Gastroenterology
Mesalamine: Oral +/- topical Mesalamine therapy would probably be the best. There is a new "safe" oral steroid called uceris which seems very promising too.

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