Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Sort Of Problem Is An Anorectal Abscess

Share
1

1
What sort of problem is an anorectal abscess?

What sort of problem is an anorectal abscess?

Infection: An anorectal or perirectal abscess is a painful infection under the skin near the anal opening. Sometimes there can be redness and painful swelling near the anus. Antibiotics may help, and often surgery is needed to open and drain out the infection. Untreated, the infection can enlarge or spread into deeper tissues. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
2,457 doctors shared insights

Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


3

3
What are the tests for anorectal abscess?

What are the tests for anorectal abscess?

Clinical examination: There are no specific tests for anorectal abscess. It is a clinical diagnosis based on history and physical examination. An ultrasound may facilitate identification of collection of pus in the tissue. ...Read more

7

7
What is the definition or description of: anorectal abscess?

What is the definition or description of: anorectal abscess?

Perianal abcess: Anorectal abcess is an abscess adjacent to the anus. It arise from inflammatin or infection of anal sinuses/ glands. Most cases of perianal abscesses are sporadic, though there are certain situations which elevate the risk for developing the disease, such as diabetes mellitus, crohn's disease, and chronic steroid treatment. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Is anorectal abscess curable?

Yes: This is manageable with surgical drainage and antibiotics in combination, but important to determine why the abscess occurred and to make sure that other associated conditions are not overlooked. ...Read more

10

10
How long after an anorectal abscess is lanced, is it ok to exercise?

How long after an anorectal abscess is lanced, is it ok to exercise?

Varies but: I usually recommend avoiding strenuous activity for 7-10days and avoiding straddle type activity such as a bicycle for 14+ days or until comfortable. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
28 doctors shared insights

Anal Abscess (Definition)

The anal glands normally function to lubricate the anal canal to facilitate defecation. If the gland opening is obstructed and gets infected, a painful abscess can form. Although a minor abscess can be treated by antibiotics, a deep abscess usually must be incised and drained by a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more