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What are common symptoms of an anal abscess/fistula?

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Dr. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Stephen Pool
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Dr. Ly Phan
Surgery

In brief: Butt pain

A persistent 'pain in the butt' should be eval by a doctor or at least have your butt look at under the light of day.

In brief: Butt pain

A persistent 'pain in the butt' should be eval by a doctor or at least have your butt look at under the light of day.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Pain,

Swelling and drainage of purulent material/fluid, maybe fever.
Proper drainage and possible surgical correction of the fistula is necessary.

In brief: Pain,

Swelling and drainage of purulent material/fluid, maybe fever.
Proper drainage and possible surgical correction of the fistula is necessary.
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine

In brief: Pain

Anal abscess or fistula typically cause pain near the rectum. The fistulae moreso during bowel movements.
Both are important to diagnose and treat, especially an abscess as this can cause death or disability if not treated promptly.

In brief: Pain

Anal abscess or fistula typically cause pain near the rectum. The fistulae moreso during bowel movements.
Both are important to diagnose and treat, especially an abscess as this can cause death or disability if not treated promptly.
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