Perianal abscess

What is Perianal abscess?

Anorectal abscess (also known as an anal/rectal abscess, or perianal/perirectal abscess) is an abscess adjacent to the anus. It arises from an infection at one of the anal sinuses which leads to inflammation and abscess formation. Most cases of perianal abscesses are sporadic, though there are certain situations which elevate the risk for developing the disease, such as diabetes mellitus, Crohn's disease, chronic steroid treatment and others. Ischiorectal, inter- and intrasphincteric abscesses have been described.

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Perianal abscess, drained by doctor (with q-tip, no anesthesia) ...about 3 days ago. It's draining less every day, definitely not feeling any pain,...

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Thank for asking to HCM
I really appreciate your concern if this was the perianal abscess then this need to be drained with incision opening of...

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43 male, married ,presented with perianal abscess ( drained and healed) later presents with folliculitis with further formations of abscesses. Has...

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Thanks for your query.You had a Perianal abscess which was drained and healed completely.However you get boils and Folliculitis...

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I had a perianal abscess drained a month ago. Everything is comp;letely healed, and my bowel movements are back to normal. I still feel a bit...

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Welcome to HCM.
I am Dr Rakesh Sharma answering your query.
This very usual feeling drained after long illness and infection.
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