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Best Anal Abscess Treatment & Surgery in MRC Nagar, Chennai

An anal abscess is a painful medical condition that occurs when the anal cavity gets filled with a considerable amount of pus. It develops when there is infection in small anal glands.

To seek treatment, you can consult a colon and rectal specialist near you. You can also visit a multispeciality hospital near you.

What do we need to know about anal abscess?

It is less common and also not easily visible as it is located in deeper tissues. Half of the patients suffering from this condition develop anal fistula (an abnormal connection between the site of the abscess and the skin). Fistula can cause persistent drainage or recurrent abscesses.

What are the types of anal abscess?

  • Perirectal abscess: it refers to the formation of pus-filled cavities in the deep tissues around the anus. It is more severe.
  • Perianal abscess: it is the most common type. It is characterized as a painful boil near the anus. It is red in colour and feels warm when touched.

What are the indications of anal abscess?

  • Constant, throbbing pain 
  • Swelling and redness around the anus
  • Pus discharge 
  • Pain during bowel movements 
  • Constipation
  • Fever and chills 
  • Malaise 
  • Pain in the hips and the anal area
  • Lump in the anal region
  • Pain in the lower abdomen
  • Fatigue
  • Bleeding or rectal discharge 

What causes anal abscess?

An anal abscess is caused by various factors such as:

  • An infected anal canal or an anal fissure
  • Sexually transmitted diseases 
  • Blockage in the anal glands

When do you need to see a doctor?

Immediately seek medical attention when you experience:

  • High fever and chills
  • Extreme anal or rectal pain
  • Painful and difficult bowel movement
  • Persistent vomiting

You can search online for a colon and rectal surgeon near me.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

What are the risks factors associated with anal abscess?

  • Inflammatory bowel conditions like Crohn's disease
  • Pelvic inflammation
  • Diabetes
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colitis
  • Intercourse with an infected person
  • Severe constipation and diarrhea
  • Medication like prednisone

What are the treatment options for anal abscess?

Anal abscess needs treatment in all cases. If this condition is left untreated, complications like severe anal fistulas can occur.

  • A doctor drains the pus from the infected area by applying pressure on it. 
  • Antibiotics and painkillers are prescribed. 
  • A minor or major open surgery is done depending upon the severity of the condition.

You can search online for a colon and rectal surgeon or a general surgeon near me.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.


Anal abscess can be very painful and can turn into severe conditions like anal fistula if left untreated. This condition is curable and in most cases, requires a surgical procedure.





What are the complications after anal abscess treatment?

As in most cases surgical treatment is done. Complications may arise, such as:

  • Bacterial infection
  • Anal fissure
  • Recurring anal abscess
  • Scarring

What are the preventive steps to avoid anal abscess?

  • Use protection while having anal sex.
  • Take preventive measures against STDs.
  • Maintain good hygiene in the anal area.

How is this condition diagnosed?

Diagnosis is done through physical examination of the anal area. Your doctor will look for some characteristic nodules, redness,swelling and pain in the anal region. Some additional tests are also done to check for STDs, inflammatory bowel diseases, rectal cancer or diverticular disease. Examination through endoscopy and imaging tests like colonoscopy can also be performed.


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