Anorectal abscess is a collection of pus in the anal or rectal region, which may be caused by infection of an anal fissure, sexually transmitted infections or due to blockage of anal glands.
Anorectal Fistula occurs in 40% of the people who are suffering from anorectal abscesses. It may be associated with malignancy, tuberculosis, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticular disease and actinomycosis.
Some of the symptoms of Anorectal Abscess:
Pain and swelling
Diffused pelvic pain
Discomfort when walking or sitting
Some of the symptoms of Anorectal Fistula:
Pus through fistulae
When should you consult a doctor?
Consult a doctor immediately after noticing the signs as the doctor may suggest for surgery depending on the severity of the problem.