NCBI Bookshelf. Perianal abscesses are the most common type of anorectal abscesses. These abscesses can cause significant discomfort for patients. They are located at the anal verge and if left untreated can extend into the ischioanal space or intersphincteric space since these areas are continuous with the perianal space. They can also cause systemic infection if left untreated.
Abscess and Fistula Expanded Information
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An anal, or rectal, abscess occurs when a cavity in the anus becomes filled with pus. It causes extreme pain, fatigue , rectal discharge, and fever. In some cases, anal abscesses can result in painful anal fistulas. A blocked anal gland, a sexually transmitted infection STI , or an infected anal fissure can cause anal abscesses. Some other risk factors include:. Toddlers or children that have a history of anal fissures tears in the anal sphincter are also at a higher risk for developing anal abscesses later on. Such anal fissures might occur in children who have a history of constipation.
An abscess is a pocket of pus from an infection. An anorectal abscess occurs in the area of the anus or rectum. The anus is the last part of your digestive tract.
Commonly presents with perianal pain with leukocytosis. Adjunctive antibiotics are unnecessary for uncomplicated cases. Antibiotics are indicated for patients with diabetes, immunocompromise, chronic debilitation, older age, history of cardiac valvular disease, or associated extensive cellulitis. An anorectal abscess is an infection of the soft tissues around the anus. Surgical treatment of anorectal complications in Crohn's disease.