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What are the causes of perianal abscess?
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
In brief: Anything
That cause inflammation in the rectum, such as diarrhea, constipation, or trauma can cause swelling and blockage of the anal ducts which then get infected and seek the path of least resistance to form a perianal abscess and possible fistula.

In brief: Anything
That cause inflammation in the rectum, such as diarrhea, constipation, or trauma can cause swelling and blockage of the anal ducts which then get infected and seek the path of least resistance to form a perianal abscess and possible fistula.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Perianal abscess
Bacteria can cause abscesses around the anus by entering the area through the skin or through the anal wall due to irritation or trauma.
Underlying gastrointestinal diseases such as crohn's disease can be associated with perianal disease.

In brief: Perianal abscess
Bacteria can cause abscesses around the anus by entering the area through the skin or through the anal wall due to irritation or trauma.
Underlying gastrointestinal diseases such as crohn's disease can be associated with perianal disease.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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