Perianal Abscess


What is Perianal Abscess?

Perianal abscess is a pocket of pus located in the tissues near the anus. The abscess is formed as a result of a blockage of the duct of the anal gland, and infections occur, and its medical name is Anal abscess.

Causes of Abscess abscess

There are a number of reasons that may lead to an anal abscess, which are reasons that only increase the possibility of an abscess

  • If a person has an anal fissure and an infection occurs in this anal fissure.
  • If a person has various diseases of the colon, then anal abscess is a complication of these diseases. Examples: diverticulitis, colitis and Crohn’s disease.
  • If the person has any of the sexual diseases.

Perianal abscess Symptoms

  • Constant severe pain at the anus that does not go away.
  • A lump at the anus.
  • Pain during bowel movements.
  • Pus draining from the anus.
  • High body temperature

Below is a video explaining in detail the symptoms, risks and complications of a perianal abscess, why treatment by an expert is so important, and what are the possible complications of inaccurate treatment

Perianal Abscess treatment

The treatment for anal abscess is by draining the pus through an opening, and this medical procedure can be performed with local, regional or total anesthesia, depending on the case.

The treatment of anal abscess must be carried out by a specialist, and here the patient must review the symptoms, and if he suspects that he has an anal abscess, he must see a doctor.

DR. Khaldoun explain about Perianal Abscess with English subtitle

Perianal Abscess FAQ

Last week, I noticed that the excrement that I put out has a very bad smell, regardless of the types of food, can I have a perianal abscess?

The foul smell of the faeces does not mean the presence of an anal abscess, the anal abscess is accompanied by very severe pain that continues throughout the day and is accompanied by swelling around the anus or internal swelling.

An abscess is a pus under the skin, I could get it out myself by sterilizing a needle and using it, right?

When an abscess is present, it is better to open it by an experienced surgeon because 50% to 60% of cases form after the abscess a perianal fistula, so the experienced surgeon is best able to estimate the location and method of opening the abscess so that a complex fistula does not form, but the next stage of treatment is simple.

I have some symptoms related to anal abscess, should I see a general practitioner or go to a doctor who specializes in the rectum, anus and colon directly?

Of course, it is better to see a specialist, in my opinion, because he has the most experience in treating this type of problem.

Is anal abscess treatment usually covered by insurance companies, or not?

If the patient has insurance covered in our centers, he is treated at the expense of insurance, and it is usually approved by the insurance companies.

Proctology Cases

Patients who previously lived suffering from hemorrhoids, fistulas, and hair bags, and received treatment by Dr. Khaldoun. We list the symptoms they suffered and the treatment that was provided, which could be useful for you.