Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Peta | 2010/02/09

Q.

Anal Abscess

Sorry Dr, forgot to ask this too - Tay was admitted to hosp about 2wk ago with gastro and dehydration etc and after 4 days of temp of over 39, my mom found a lump at his anus, then diagnosed as anal abscess which was drained in theater the next day.

My question is this - what caused this anal abscess and what can i do to ensure he doesnt get another one? The poor litte guy was in so much pain.

Thanks so much for all your advise!

P

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is often difficult to pin point the cause of the anus, but the infection usually starts in a small tear in the anus and goes on to form an abscess which must be drained.

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