ABSCESSES
& FISTULAS


 

ABSCESSES
& FISTULAS


ABSCESSES
& FISTULAS


ABSCESSES
& FISTULAS

ABSCESSES
& FISTULAS

A perirectal abcess is a bacterial infection arising in an anal gland. They typically produce symptoms of progressively worsening pain, swelling and sometimes drainage in the anal area. Once the infection drains either spontaneously or surgically, a persistent opening from the external drainage site to the internal gland is called an anal fistula. Abcesses are best treated with surgical drainage, as antibiotic therapy alone is not effective. If an anal fistula develops, there are a number of options for treatment.

ABSCESSES & FISTULAS

A perirectal abcess is a bacterial infection arising in an anal gland. They typically produce symptoms of progressively worsening pain, swelling and sometimes drainage in the anal area. Once the infection drains either spontaneously or surgically, a persistent opening from the external drainage site to the internal gland is called an anal fistula. Abcesses are best treated with surgical drainage, as antibiotic therapy alone is not effective. If an anal fistula develops, there are a number of options for treatment.