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What causes mild redness and slight swelling in the anus?

Apr 2017
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Slight swelling, mild redness, and severe pain lateral to anal opening. It looks like infection to me. Duration is 2 days and also accompanied by person not feeling well, possible fever. Is this a possible boil that should rupture? Any other possibilities?
Posted Sat, 25 Nov 2017 in Abdominal Pain
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Peri anal inflammation condition mostly abscess or boil .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear , hi

Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* This seems to be peri anal inflammatory condition most likely abscess or boil
formation ; there does not seem other possibility .

* Guidelines at present

- Continue Sitz bath ( sitting in tub filled with lukewarm water for 5 minutes
each 3 times a day and additionally after passing stool ) .
- Local application of Xylocaine ( 5 % ) jelly will give better pain relief .
- Manage soft , smooth regular bowel evacuations with plenty of liquids and
high fiber diet .
- Intake of NSAIDs as Advil or others will give pain control .
- Antibiotics prescription with your doctor as per the clinical presentation
will support for better outcome .
- Keep blood sugar under control .

* Possibility of rupture depends upon the internal pus content , inflammatory
stage , host response to it , other co morbid conditions as diabetes or else .

Hope this will help you for sure .

Welcome for any further assistance .
Regards .
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