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What is an anal abscess?

What is an anal abscess?

A pain...: ...In the butt caused by pus under the skin of your anus (butthole). ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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What causes anal abscess?

What causes anal abscess?

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 with crohn's disease. Infection builds up inside and works itself toward the outside causing painful red swelling externally, outside the anal opening. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an anal abscess?

How can I tell if I have an anal abscess?

Pain: Painful swelling near the anal opening, may have red and swollen skin too. Painful to have bowel movement. Would need to see a doctor to treat this. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: anal abscess?

What is the definition or description of: anal abscess?

See below: The anal glands normally function to lubricate the anal canal to facilitate defecation. If the gland opening gets obstructed and results in infection, an abscess can form. There is usually associated pain. As a rule, the presence of a deep abscess is an indication for incision and drainage. Watching while administering antibiotics is usually inadequate. You should consult a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What to do if I had an anal abscess days ago, would it be safe to go to the gym?

What to do if I had an anal abscess days ago, would it be safe to go to the gym?

Probably: If no pain or drainage.
Would not swim - for others!

BUT sitting in your own tub- warm can be comforting and helpful. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had an anal abscess days ago, would it be safe to go to the gym?

What do you advise if I had an anal abscess days ago, would it be safe to go to the gym?

Yes: Anal abscess that spontaneously drained or was lanced in the physicians office so that there is no further collection of pus should not impede going to the gym. The seating that occurs after a work out can be minimized by using warm soaks to the abscess site after exercise or taking sitz baths until abscess healed. ...Read more

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What is exactly is an anal abscess/fistula?

What is exactly is an anal abscess/fistula?

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 case the rectum and the skin outside the anus. Both require evaluation and often surgery to permanently resolve and prevent recurrences or complications. ...Read more

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How can I best sleep with an anal abscess?

How can I best sleep with an anal abscess?

See a doctor: You need to get an abscess drained. Once it's drained, the pain should be markedly better and you should be able to sleep fine. ...Read more

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Can I fly with an anal abscess that's not painful anymore?

Can I fly with an anal abscess that's not painful anymore?

Why not?: If you anticipate a prolonged flight, you may want to speak with your surgeon, or at least employ an inflatable ring ("doughnut") upon which to sit. Considerations also need to include: is the abscess sterile or infected? ; is there underlying inflammatory bowel disease (that may be active)? ; is there bleeding or oozing from the site? ...Read more

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How can I tell whether my 2 week old has an anal abscess or not?

How can I tell whether my 2 week old has an anal abscess or not?

Redness and swelling: There would typically be associated redness, swelling and tenderness in a localized area around his rectum. ...Read more

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How to cure a persistent (non-painful) anal abscess with natural home remedies?

Perianal abscesses: Are gen painful. What u r referring to a non painful abscess, may not be an abscess. It also depends on how long have u had it for and if its recurrent. If you have chronic perianal drainage then u may have a fistula.You need an exam by your family doc and a likely referral to a surgeon. Once its diagnosed properly you can discuss the treatment options. If its an abscess and not going away umay need i&d. ...Read more

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Which antibiotic is prescribed for a person suffering from an anal abscess?

Which antibiotic is prescribed for a person suffering from an anal abscess?

Drainage: The treatment for any sizable anal abscess is drainage. Antibiotics alone will not work.

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/anal-abscess? Page=2#1 ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of an anal abscess/fistula?

What are common symptoms of an anal abscess/fistula?

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 ...Read more

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Need help docs! My anal abscess burst. What to do next?

See your doctor.: An abscess rupturing is actually a good thing in most cases, in that the infection is now draining. The problem is that allowing an abscess to rupture is usually not complete and adequate drainage. A physician should examine you to make sure further surgical drainage is not needed, and it is likely that you would benefit from an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about peri anal abscess which keeps coming back?

If it keeps: Recurring in the exact same spot, you most likely have an anal fistula and will require surgical repair. Best to see a colon and rectal surgeon and determine the diagnosis and treatment options available. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a peri anal abscess which keeps coming back?

What to do if I have a peri anal abscess which keeps coming back?

You probably: Have an anal fistula. Consult a colorectal surgeon, who can prescribe best treatment, which might include surgical fistulotomy. ...Read more

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My 15 yr old has an anal abscess, what are the proper ways to treat this?

He needs to see: A surgeon. For the time being you can have him soak his botom in warm water. It may spontaneously drain on its own and make him feel better but I will still recommend an exam by a surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I get help packing lanced peri-anal abscess?

How can I get help packing lanced peri-anal abscess?

Sensitive subject: You can try doing it yourself with a mirror. A family member or close friend could also help. Another option is for your doctor to arrange a home visiting nurse. It is important to do the dressing changes properly, so the wound will heal correctly. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diarrhea after anal abscess surgery?

Is it normal to have diarrhea after anal abscess surgery?

Go back to doctor: If you were on antibiotics you may have clostridium difficile infection. This can be quite dangerous. See your doctor soon.. ...Read more

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Could a hard fall cause an anorectal abscess and anal fistula?

Could a hard fall cause an anorectal abscess and anal fistula?

Yes: Trauma is a known and common cause of infections resulting in abscess and fistula. Consult with a surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can anal cancer and anal abscess be transmitted by a toilet seat?

Can anal cancer and anal abscess be transmitted by a toilet seat?

Cancer no: Anal cancer cannot be transmitted by a toilet seat and an anal abscess would be a very unlikely way to picked this up. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if this consistently draining anal abscess isn't painful could it still be a fistula?

Yes: You need an exam by a surgeon. Sometimes you may need an exam under anesthesia to correctly diagnose it and treat it at the same time. It could very well be an abscess which hasn't been treated properly. ...Read more

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Would ulcerative colitis cause peri-anal abscess?

Would ulcerative colitis cause peri-anal abscess?

It can: Many patients with peri-anal and peri-rectal abscess recover fine and never have a recurrence. Some patients develop recurrent abscess, and eventually are also found to have crohns or ulcerative colitis. Hopefully your abscess will be once and over. Both uc and crohns are difficult to diagnose. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get a pap smear if you have an anal abscess?

Yes, but get Rx.: This should be safe as it really is a swab of the surface of the cervix, and its mucus with a wooden swab spatula, and should not disrupt the abscess. However, such a lesion should get treated since it could rupture at any time and possibly spread infection, and this as well as hemorrhoids could lead to complications like anal cancer which is more common in women, so get it treated ahead of time. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Anal Abscess (Definition)

A painful condition in which a collection of pus develops near the anus. Most anal abscesses are a result of infection ...Read more