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Anal Abscess In Children
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Redness and swelling: There would typically be associated redness, swelling and tenderness in a localized area around his rectum. ...Read more
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
Have anal abscess. Tried to pop it, popped, but nothing came out, I guess the pus went inside and upwards? Should I be scared now?!
Scared ..not so much: Anal or peri anal abscesses often require surgical drainage. They also may require a exploration to find and remove a fistula tract that may have caused it to begin with. I wouldn't worry about "lost pus", but would expect a recurrence & need for more work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an anal abscess that has to be packed daily.The packing fell out and it was alot less than i expected.Is it possible some ripped off and stayed?
NO: Its all one piece Have a significant other check or your MD ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer