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Can anal abscess cause prostitis symptoms?

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Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014
Question: can an anal abcess .. (small one about 1 inch from rectum) cause prostitis symptoms such as penis burning feeling and dysuria? i have been trying to diagnose what infection i have and nothing is showing up on urine and blood or semen cultures. I have a high count of WBCs in semen of 7. can an anal abcess lead to a high WBC semen count?
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
could be

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic.

Yes anal abscess may cause prostitis symptoms and also wbc in semen. If the abscess has reached higher up inside near prostate and urethra the above symptoms may be seen.

According to your history I conclude that you have an anal abscess on which antibiotics are not acting. For that surgical drainage is needed. Here opening is done and pus removed. Usually anal abscess need drainage and antibiotics and sitz bath . Only antibiotics won't be affective.

Since from long you are on antibiotics your all culture reports are coming no growth. I suggest you to consult your surgeon and get the abscess drained.

Hope I have answered your query. If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Ashwin Bhandari
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Follow up: Dr. Deepika Patil (1 hour later)
Thank you.... To clarify the abcess is an inch outside the rectum on the butt..... Is there anything I should get done like an mri or ct to see if this abcess is connecting with anything else?
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
mri will be helpful

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Usually anal abscess appear small out side but extend inside because of fat in that area. To know the exact extent of the abscess you may get mri done of the area. It will tell how deep the abscess is and to some extent the nature of pus.

But usually when only anal abscess is suspected without fistula mri is not indicated. Straightly drainage done if antibiotic is not working.

Hope I have answered your query. If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil

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Can anal abscess cause prostitis symptoms?

Brief Answer: could be Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HealthcareMagic. Yes anal abscess may cause prostitis symptoms and also wbc in semen. If the abscess has reached higher up inside near prostate and urethra the above symptoms may be seen. According to your history I conclude that you have an anal abscess on which antibiotics are not acting. For that surgical drainage is needed. Here opening is done and pus removed. Usually anal abscess need drainage and antibiotics and sitz bath . Only antibiotics won't be affective. Since from long you are on antibiotics your all culture reports are coming no growth. I suggest you to consult your surgeon and get the abscess drained. Hope I have answered your query. If any further queries are there I would love to help. Regards Dr.Deepika Patil