Category - Anal
The treatment of an abscess is surgical drainage under most circumstances. An incision is made in the skin near the anus to drain the infection. Depending on the situation, this is done in a doctors office with local anesthetic or in an operating room under deeper anesthesia. These include an anal fissure, a tear in the anal canal, that becomes. An anal, or rectal, abscess occurs when a cavity in the anus becomes filled with pus. It causes extreme pain, fatigue, rectal discharge, and fever. Complications after surgery can include infection anal fissure an abscess returning scarring. Surgery for anal fistula, called fistulotomy, opens an anal abscess so that the inner layers can heal. Infected tissue has to be removed, and the operation temporarily makes the opening to the outside of the body up to 2 cm (about 1) wider. This usually involves cutting a small portion of the anal sphincter muscle to open the passage, joining the external and internal opening, and converting the passage into a groove that will then heal from the inside out. I had surgery to drain an abscess caused by cellulitis on my left toe in dec 2004. The wound had to be left open, and it took two months to close up. I still have some pain from the scar there which has formed a corn. But you may have some mild pain in your anal area from the incision for several days after the surgery. Most people can go back to work or their normal routine 1 or 2 days after surgery. It will probably take about 2 to 3 weeks for your abscess to completely heal. Fistulae should be classified prior to surgery, since the crucial point for the right surgical approach and functional results is the exact preoperative localization of the tract of the fistula (grade b and c). Fistulotomy of subcutaneous or submucosal fistulae can be performed with a probe. An anal fistula (also commonly called fistula-in-ano) is frequently the result of a previous or current anal abscess.