Most of the pain that was caused by your abscess will probably go away right after surgery. 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. Most people get better without any problems.
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Anal fistulas are the byproduct of an infected anal abscess. Anal fistulas are often due to an abnormal connection between the canal of the anus and the skin near the anal cavity. In many cases, anal fistulas are caused by not just an abscess, but also possible infections that may infect the anus near where the anal fistula is observed. If there is an infection present from other anal trauma it can result in an abnormality which leads to the anal fistula formation. An anal fistula is the result of an anal abscess that has not been properly drained. The most common way for a doctor to diagnose anal fistulas is to do a rectal exam. This can be done with or without a scope being inserted into the anus.
Abscess and Fistula
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. In some cases, anal abscesses can result in painful anal fistulas. A blocked anal gland, a sexually transmitted infection STI , or an infected anal fissure can cause anal abscesses.
An anorectal abscess also referred to as an anal abscess, rectal abscess, perianal abscess, or perirectal abscess depending on its location is a pus-filled cavity that forms within the furrows of the anal canal called the anal sinuses. As your body tries to control the infection, white blood cells killed in the battle and other bodily fluids start to collect in the tissue, forming a pocket of pus. Abscesses can form near or within the anus or develop much higher up in the rectum itself. While an abscess can form spontaneously for no apparent reason, it is commonly associated with gastrointestinal disease, bowel irregularities, immune suppression, and even certain medications.