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what is exactly is an anal abscess/fistula?

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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 anal glands. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/anal-abscess
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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.
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