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  • Diarrhea containing blood

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Content updated on Jan 19, 2024

What is perianal abscess?

A buildup of pus near the anus, more common in patients with diabetes, obesity, or certain conditions causing gut ulcers.

Symptoms of perianal abscess

  • Blood in stool

  • Bumps containing pus

  • Hemorrhoids (piles) or a lump at the anus

  • Fever

  • Pus from around the anus or anus itself

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Feeling the need to pass motion even though nothing comes out

  • Itching around the anus

Questions your doctor may ask to check for perianal abscess

  • Do you have blood in your stool?

  • Do you have pus-filled bumps on your skin?

  • Do you have hemorrhoids or a lump at the anus?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have pus around or in the anus?

Treatment for perianal abscess

Draining a perianal abscess helps resolve the infection and prevents fistula formation. Antibiotics are not always necessary with adequate drainage, unless there is surrounding cellulitis, skin infection, or the patient has other risk factors.

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References

  • Sahnan K, Adegbola SO, Tozer PJ, Watfah J, Phillips RK. Perianal abscess. BMJ. 2017 Feb 21;356:j475. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j475. PMID: 28223268.

    https://www.bmj.com/content/356/bmj.j475

  • Amato A, Bottini C, De Nardi P, Giamundo P, Lauretta A, Realis Luc A, Piloni V. Evaluation and management of perianal abscess and anal fistula: SICCR position statement. Tech Coloproctol. 2020 Feb;24(2):127-143. doi: 10.1007/s10151-019-02144-1. Epub 2020 Jan 23. PMID: 31974827.

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10151-019-02144-1

  • Ding W, Sun YR, Wu ZJ. Treatment of Perianal Abscess and Fistula in Infants and Young Children: From Basic Etiology to Clinical Features. Am Surg. 2021 Jun;87(6):927-932. doi: 10.1177/0003134820954829. Epub 2020 Dec 7. PMID: 33284051.

    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0003134820954829

  • Tan Tanny SP, Wijekoon N, Nataraja RM, Lynch A, Pacilli M. Surgical management of perianal abscess in neonates and infants. ANZ J Surg. 2020 Jun;90(6):1034-1036. doi: 10.1111/ans.15801. Epub 2020 Mar 4. PMID: 32129562.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ans.15801

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Reviewed By:

Carlos Cuenca, MD

Carlos Cuenca, MD (General surgery)

Dr. Cuenca graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He is currently a categorical surgical resident at UC Davis Health.

Aiko Yoshioka, MD

Aiko Yoshioka, MD (Gastroenterology)

Dr. Yoshioka graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine. He worked as a gastroenterologist at Saiseikai Niigata Hospital and Niigata University Medical & Dental Hospital before serving as the Deputy Chief of Gastroenterology at Tsubame Rosai Hospital and Nagaoka Red Cross Hospital. Dr. Yoshioka joined Saitama Saiseikai Kawaguchi General Hospital as Chief of Gastroenterology in April 2018.

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