Anal Abscess & Fistula Facts
A patient who feels ill and complains of chills, fever, and pain in the rectum or anus could be suffering from an anal abscess or fistula. These medical terms describe common ailments about which many people know little.
What is an Anal Abscess?
An anal abscess is an infected cavity filled with pus found near the anus or rectum.
What is an Anal Fistula?
An anal fistula, almost always the result of previous abscesses, is a small tunnel connecting the anal gland from which the abscess arose to the skin of the buttocks outside the anus.
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