Related diseases

Anal Abscesses

What is Anal Abscess?

Anal Abscess is a common acute ano-rectal diseases. Perianal gland becomes infected and pus collection (abscess) form in the anal canal or around the anus. The anal abscesses seldom rupture itself and often required surgical incision and pus drainage. Self-drainage of abscesses do occur but it may result in a fistula-in-ano.

Underlying causes

Anal abscess occurs more frequent in men. The anal gland inside the anus is infected by fecal bacteria(e). With the accumulation of pus, an abscess is formed eventually.

Main clinical symptoms

  • Lump found and redness around the anal area
  • Pain around anus
  • Pus leakage
  • Fever
  • General malaise


  • Antibiotics
  • Surgical incision and pus drainage

*Surgeons need to rule out other causes of anal abscess