An anal abscess can be very painful and can affect the quality of your life. Dr. Howard Kaufman and his team of licensed Pasadena colorectal surgeons have immense experience treating anal abscesses. They can help you alleviate your pain with timely care.
An abscess refers to pus that is collected in the tissues within the body. An anal abscess is an abscess that occurs in or near the anal region. These pus-filled formations are highly painful and can cause intense discomfort to the patient.
Anal abscesses develop when the anal glands – small sac-shaped glands located between the internal and external sphincters – get blocked by foreign matter or are infected by bacteria. These abscesses can either develop near the surface of the anus or deep within the rectum. Immediate treatment can prevent the abscess from worsening and becoming a fistula, which is a serious colorectal condition.