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Anorectal abscess occurs as a result of anal glands obstruction. It is an acute disease that usually manifests with a severe pain in the anal region. The pain worsens in the sitting position and before the bowel movement. Other signs of rectal abscess include fever, chills, constipation and presence of palpable mass in the anus region.

The surgical treatment of anal abscess includes incision and drainage. Additionally, pharmacological treatment is introduced that includes: antibiotic therapy, anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers. Anorectal abscess always needs a doctor visit, as it may cause the anal fistula formation or systemic inflammation.