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What causes yellowish pus formation around anal area?

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: have a pocket of yellow pus in my anus it hurts when i take tylenol it goes away just noticed it today8
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Its an abscess. It must be drained.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!

Thank you for the query.

You have an abscess in this location. The trace of pus and the pain clearly indicates that. Most common reason of an abscess in this location is bacterial infection of the skin glands. However in some cases it can be a sign of inflammatory bowels disease. If so, you should have also loose stools with blood and mucus.

The only treatment for the abscess is its incision and drainage. You have to consult proctologist or general surgeon as soon as possible. If you leave it like that, it can turn into a fistula and lead to chronic problems.

Hope this helps. Feel free to ask further questions.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (13 minutes later)
you cannot see a sign of cancer correct or would you need a biopsy
can i take tylenol for the pain if the pain comes back because I was shopping I was waiting in line and the pain on a scale of 1 to 10 was about 8 I thought I was going to pass out
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
No cancer for sure.

Detailed Answer:
No, no sign of a cancer at all. No doubt in that. Biopsy is not needed. Cancer usually does not give pus leaking.
You can take Tylenol. But its just a temporal solution. Incision and drainage is unavoidable.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes yellowish pus formation around anal area?

Brief Answer: Its an abscess. It must be drained. Detailed Answer: Hello! Thank you for the query. You have an abscess in this location. The trace of pus and the pain clearly indicates that. Most common reason of an abscess in this location is bacterial infection of the skin glands. However in some cases it can be a sign of inflammatory bowels disease. If so, you should have also loose stools with blood and mucus. The only treatment for the abscess is its incision and drainage. You have to consult proctologist or general surgeon as soon as possible. If you leave it like that, it can turn into a fistula and lead to chronic problems. Hope this helps. Feel free to ask further questions. Regards.