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An anorectal abscess is a pocket of pus in the tissue near the
end of the rectum (anus). Most abscesses are caused by a blocked anal gland
that develops an infection.
Other possible causes of an anorectal
Symptoms of an anorectal abscess include:
A person should see a doctor if an anorectal
abscess is suspected. Treatment is needed to prevent worsening of the
infection and serious illness.
Current as of:
November 20, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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