All Rights Reserved. If you have any additional questions about anorectal abscesses and fistulas or other colorectal issues, your own GP is often the best first port of call. If appropriate, they will be able to arrange a referral to a colorectal specialist centre such as the Glasgow Colorectal Centre. An anal abscess develops near the anus or back passage.
Anal Fissure, Abscess and Fistula | Jackson Siegelbaum Gastroenterology
The intestinal tract or bowel ends with the rectum. It ends with the anus — the opening to the outside of the body. There are several common problems, including hemorrhoids, that can occur in the area from the rectum to the anus. While almost everyone has heard of hemorrhoids, the other conditions are not so well known.
Jump to navigation. If you have a fever, cough, new loss of taste and smell, shortness of breath or have been in contact with a person known or suspected to have Coronavirus COVID , please call the clinic before coming to your appointment. Read more before your next visit. An abscess is a localized pocket of pus caused by infection from bacteria. It can occur in any part of the body.
Perianal abscess is a superficial infection that appears as a tender red lump under the skin near the anus. The infection occurs when bacteria gets trapped in the crypt glands that line the anal canal. This type of abscess happens most often in male babies under a year of age. It may drain pus on its own and then heal and disappear.