We have 8 to 10 of small glands around our anus, helping to ease the passage of fecal matter through mucus secretion. They can become blocked with bacteria or fecal matter. Once blocked, they may become infected. They then fill with pus. An Anal Abscess is a painful condition in which a collection of pus develops near the anus. The anal glands are located in the intersphincteric space (between the internal and external anal sphincters); therefore infection from the glands here spreads to adjacent areas.
Anorectal abscesses are thus categorized by the area, in which they occur: (1) Perianal (2) Ischiorectal (3) Intersphincteric (4) Supralevator. The most common type of abscess is a periAnal Abscess. About 50% of patients with an Anal Abscess will develop a complication called a Fistula.
An Anal Abscess is caused by a bacterial infection. Infection may occur when there is a blockage in one or more of the anal glands that secrete mucous, An Anal Abscess can have many different other causes. These include:
Sexually transmitted infections
Blocked anal glands
An Anal Fissure
Pus drainage near the anus
Pain in the anal area or buttocks
A lump in the anal area
Painful bowel movements
Lower abdominal pain
Swelling in the anal area or buttocks
Anal bleeding or discharge
Risks If Condition Persists
Anal Fistula formation
Abnormal channel between the rectum and the surface of the anal skin leading to the outside
Bacteremia and sepsis
Serious, life-threatening infection that spreads throughout the body including seeding of the infection to other areas
Inability to control a bowel movement which resulted then stool leaks out of the anus
An Anal Abscess may increase the risk of developing anal cancer
About Treatment at Pelvinic
At Pelvinic, we perform a specialised Surgery for treating Anal Abscess. Here are some advantages of our Surgery over the Traditional Surgical Procedure.
Our Surgery is Painless, compared to Open surgery procedure which is painful.
No tissue damage
Our Surgery cause minimal cuts and wounds compared to Open surgery causes which causes cuts and wounds
No Diet Restrictions
Our Surgery doesn't cause cuts and wounds compared to Open surgery causes which causes cuts and wounds
Can resume work immediatly
Our Surgery is minimally invasive compared to open surgery for which its large
Anal sphincter is well preserved so no chances of incontinence/ fecal leak
University student suffering from anorectal problems and was fed up
after several surgeries in past. After consulting through online, he
Patient from Dubai
Suffering from Third degree Hemorrhoids (Piles). Mr Karim (centre)
from Iraq got operated by Dr Banerjee by Radio Frequency Ablation,
Mrs. Jamila from Afghanistan posing after
getting operated for Rectal Prolapse Surgery Laparoscopically.
Patient from Afghanistan suffering from fulminant Ulcerative Colitis
recovering after three stage surgery has bestowed our surgeon
Patient from Afghanistan
Treatment Procedure for Anal Abscess
Anal abscesses are most often diagnosed through a physical exam where coloproctologist checks the area for characteristic nodules. Doctor will also check for pain, redness, and swelling in the anal area. In some people, there may not be any visible signs of the abscess on the surface of the skin around their anus. Sometimes the diagnosis is obvious, and no tests are needed. At other times, blood and urine tests and special imaging tests such as X-ray, CT scan, MRI, and ultrasound may be needed.
If the abscess opens by itself there will be a release of pus, and possibly some relief of pain and fever. Regardless, the abscess are still should be examined by a healthcare professional. Abscesses need to be evaluated and treated by a expert healthcare professional. They rarely resolve on their own. Many people need further special treatment, especially with perirectal abscesses, to avoid complications or a return of the abscess and Fistula.
Antibiotics may be necessary for the treatment of Anal Fissure, especially if the patient presents with systemic symptoms. Medicines may be given to fight a bacterial infection or control pain.
You may also be given medicine to soften your bowel movements.
Surgical incision and drainage is the most common treatment for all types of Anal Abscesses and is usually successful. This can be done in a daycare setup with local anaesthesia or under deeper anaesthesia. Hospitalization may be required for patients prone to more significant infections, such as diabetics or patients with decreased immunity.
Most people can go back to work or their normal routine 1 or 2 days after surgery. Most people get better without any problems.
Patient can help in his/her own recovery by:
1. Wash your anal area daily with warm, soapy water, and pat it dry. ...
2. After a bowel movement, use a baby wipe or take a shower or sitz bath to gently clean the anal area.
3. If your doctor put gauze in your abscess during surgery, follow his or her instructions about when to remove it.
4. Change the bandage as directed. Always change the bandage if it gets wet or dirty.
5. Keep your skin clean. This will help prevent an infection. Check for signs of infection, such as swelling, redness, and pus.
Pelvinic - The Pelvic Floor Clinic, is a proctology specialty center. We offer treatment and cure for diseases in the pelvic area under one roof. Treatment is done by our experienced doctors using latest technologies at a very affordable cost.
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We strive to provide a home-like environment and the best treatments for our patients for quick recovery.
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Frequently Asked Questions
By contrast, a perianal abscess is a shallower collection of pus under the
skin surrounding the anus; however, both are sometimes described as an anal
abscess. Both types of abscesses need immediate medical attention;
however, a perirectal abscess usually is the more severe infection.
Placement of a draining (loose) seton may prevent premature skin closure, avoid an
acute abscess recurrence by providing a route of egress for the infection, an
facilitate fibrosis of the fistula tract.
Thrombosed hemorrhoids can also become infected, which may lead to
an abscess. An abscess can cause additional symptoms, including a fever.
The most obvious symptom of an abscess is a painful, compressible area of skin that
may look like a large pimple or even an open sore. The skin around
the abscess may look red and feel tender and warm. You may also see
pus draining from the site.
However, antibiotics alone may not be enough to clear a skin abscess, and the pus
may need to be drained to clear the infection. If a skin abscess is not drained, it may
continue to grow and fill with pus until it bursts, which can be painful and can cause
the infection to spread or come back
Though cysts can appear in connection with cancer, most cysts aren’t cancerous. A
cyst is distinct from a tumor because of its enclosed sac. An abscess is a pus-filled
infection in body tissue. It’s usually caused by bacteria but can also be the result of
viruses, parasites, or swallowed objects.
Side effects depend on the type of hemorrhoids and also how serious they are. The
most common complication is pain, but you might also experience a
smelly odor. Hemorrhoids are normally associated with extra smelly bowel
Abscesses usually are red, swollen, and warm to the touch, and might leak
fluid. They can develop on top of the skin, under the skin, in a tooth, or even
deep inside the body. On top of the skin, an abscess might look like an
unhealed wound or a pimple; underneath the skin, it may create a swollen
While you are waiting, place a warm compress on the swollen jaw and/or take an
over the counter dose of ibuprofen or acetaminophen to control discomfort and fever.
With substantial drainage, an antiseptic mouthwash, such as Listerine, will clean
your mouth of bacteria and control the nasty taste and odor.
If the internal abscess is small, your surgeon may be able to drain it using a
fine needle. ... Once the abscess has been located, the surgeon drains the
pus using the needle. They may make a small incision in your skin over the abscess, then
insert a thin plastic tube called a drainage catheter into it.
It could be a sign of a number of issues but is more than likely smelly piles related.
The smell is most likely anal discharge from the rectum produced by the mucus
membrane as opposed to the leaking of faecal matter (poo) due to loss of sphincter
The simplest way to have an abscess drained is by going to an urgent
care center. Through the Solv app, you can find all of the urgent care facilities closest to
you, and schedule an appointment at a time that works best for you