An abscess (collection of pus due to infection) that
develops in the area around the anus and rectum. They
occur more frequently in men and in people with digestive
diseases. They may occur on the edge of the anal
opening or deeper in the rectum.
Anorectal abscess signs and symptoms
Swelling in superficial abscesses.
Fever and other toxic symptoms with deep abscesses.
Pain, when having bowel movement.
Common bacteria such as staphylococci and Escherichia
coli are the most common cause. Fungal infections
sometimes cause abscesses.