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Best Anal Abscess Treatment & Diagnostics in Chembur, Mumbai 

An anal abscess is a medical condition in which pus and blood collect near the anus. It is a painful condition that is mostly caused by an infection in the anal glands. Anal abscesses mostly develop into anal fissures where a small tunnel is formed between the abscess and the skin. A perianal abscess is the most common type of anal abscess. Anal abscesses can be successfully treated in any gastroenterology hospital in Mumbai.

What are the Symptoms of An Anal Abscess?

The symptoms of an anal abscess are:

  • Swelling and redness around the anus.
  • Discharge of blood and pus.
  • Pain and throbbing.
  • Fever and chills.
  • Painful bowel movement or constipation.

What Factors Lead to An Anal Abscess?

An anal abscess can be caused because of the following factors:

  • Any kind of blockage in the anal glands.
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
  • An infected anal fissure or tear in the anal canal.

When Should You Visit A Doctor?

Anal abscesses do not heal themselves. Therefore, if you notice any of the above symptoms of an anal abscess or fistula, you need to visit the best gastroenterologist in Mumbai immediately.

You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chembur, Mumbai.

Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.

Am I Risk-prone to Anal Abscess?

You are at an increased risk of developing an anal abscess if you are/have:

  • Diabetes
  • Diverticulitis (a kind of intestinal inflammation)
  • Colitis (inflammation of the colon/large intestine)
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • Using medicines like Prednisone.
  • Crohn’s disease (an inflammatory bowel condition).
  • Pregnancy
  • Undergone an organ transplant and are prescribed immunosuppressant drugs.
  • Undergoing chemotherapy.
  • Foreign objects placed in the rectum, especially at the time of intercourse.
  • Frequent, untreated constipation that has lead to anal fissures or cracks.
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STD).

What Kind of Complications can Anal Abscess Cause?

Certain complications that can arise out of anal abscesses are:

  • The infection might spread to the blood causing sepsis.
  • You may experience persistent pain.
  • An anal fistula, an abnormal connection between the anus and the skin at the end of the digestive tract, may form.
  • Recurrence of anal abscesses.

How to Treat An Anal Abscess?

You should consult a gastroenterology doctor near you or a general surgeon near you if you want to cure your anal abscess or anal fissure faster. Generally, a gastroenterology specialist may recommend prompt surgery before the abscess ruptures. The level of the surgery (minor or major) may depend on the severity of your condition:

  • If your abscess is only superficial, the doctor might drain it in his clinic using local anesthesia.
  • If your abscess is deep or large, your gastroenterologist may refer you to any general surgeon in Mumbai. The general surgeon will remove the abscess with the help of general anesthesia in surgery.

The doctor will prescribe painkillers for relief post-surgery; patients with diabetes or who have a weak immune system will need to take antibiotics. After the surgery, the doctor also advises the patient to take a sitz bath (soaking the affecting area in warm water) three to four times a day. Your doctor will prescribe stool softeners to relieve pain during bowel movements. You might also be recommended to wear a gauze pad to avoid soiling of clothes.

Once your anal abscess is completely healed, it rarely recurs but you must follow the advice of a gastroenterology specialist.

Get in touch with the best gastroenterologist near you.

Request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Chembur, Mumbai.

Call 1860 500 1066 to book an appointment.


An anal abscess may have complications, but they are treatable with proper and timely monitoring. You should consult your doctor immediately if you notice any pain or discomfort in the rectum or anal area. You should consult your doctor regularly to prevent anal abscesses from relapsing or becoming worse.

How serious is a perianal abscess?

A perianal abscess can be very painful. It can lead to the discharge of pus and blood from the rectum. A perianal abscess can also lead to an anal fistula if it is not treated in time. Timely medical intervention also helps avoid surgery.

How do you prevent an abscess from coming back?

An abscess can be prevented from coming back through proper and timely treatment. A recurrence can be prevented by proper drainage, placing of a loose seton, insertion of a drainage catheter, or excising the overlying skin.

Can perianal abscesses be treated without surgery?

Perianal abscesses generally don’t heal without treatment. Some perianal abscesses can be treated with antibiotics or sitz baths, others might require a small operation. But some deep and large abscesses may require surgery. Contact the best gastroenterologist near you to explore your options.


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