Anal Abscesses

What is Anal Abscess?

An anal abscess is a painful condition characterized by a collection of pus near the anus or rectum, usually caused by a bacterial infection.

Types of Anal Abscess

Anal abscesses can be categorized based on their location and the tissues involved, including:

Causes and Risk Factors

Most perirectal abscesses stem from an infected anal gland. Obstruction of these glands causes stasis, bacterial overgrowth, and ultimately abscesses that are located in the intersphincteric groove.

These abscesses have several mechanisms of empty pus. The most common ones include the downward extension to the anoderm (perianal abscess) or across the external sphincter into the ischiorectal fossa (ischiorectal fossa abscess). Less common routes of spread are superiorly up the intersphincteric groove to the supralevator space or in the submucosal plane.

When the abscess is drained, the persistence of the local infection may precipitate fistulas.

Approximately 10% of perirectal abscesses are thought not to be due to infected anal glands but to be a consequence of more specific causes, such as Crohn’s disease, trauma, human immunodeficiency virus, sexually transmitted diseases, radiation therapy, or foreign body. These abscesses occur twice as often in males compared to females. They also become more common in middle age individuals.

Anal abscesses can recur, especially if underlying risk factors or conditions are not adequately managed. Luckily, Guoyi Proctology Therapy resolves the short-term healing and long-term reoccurrence.

When to seek a professional physician?

If you experience symptoms of an anal abscess, seek immediate medical attention. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications and promote faster recovery.

Here are some common symptoms of anal abscesses:

  • Pain, swelling, or a tender lump near the anus
  • Redness, warmth, or skin discoloration in the affected area
  • Fever, chills, or general malaise in more severe cases
  • Pus that leaks from the abscess

Our Treatment- Guoyi Proctology Therapy

Anorectal Minor Surgical Procedure

Minor surgical techniques use local anesthesia to perform the incision and excision in a pain-free manner. After that, the full therapeutic effects of the Ba Zhi San ointment are leveraged to ensure the sphincters remain intact. This non-invasive procedure is reserved for addressing specific symptoms. The procedure spans 10 to 40 minutes and is carried out in an outpatient setting.

Recovery time varies based on the individual and the abscess’s severity. Most people experience relief from pain and other symptoms within a few days to weeks after treatment. Make sure to follow the instructions and recommendations of your healthcare provider. These may include wound care and follow-up appointments.

Treatment of abscess requires opening the abscess with a surgical knife to drain out the pus or remove the whole abscess. The BZS (Ba Zhi San) ointment plays a critical role during the post-treatment and helps patients achieve a final full recovery.

Some basics about minor surgical treatment include:

  • No fasting is required.
  • No bedtime or hospitalization is required.
  • Local anesthesia (No risks of general anesthesia).
  • All-in-one solution that resolves complex anorectal disorders.
  • Minimal pain compared to hemorrhoidectomy (i.e., the surgical removal of hemorrhoids).
  • Possibility of same-day procedure.
  • Used the benefits of Ba Zhi San ointment.

Post-treatment phase of anorectal disease

Since we understand the importance of post-treatment care, we take a very unique approach to this phase. During the post-treatment.

The main features of post-treatment are:

  • Ba Zhi San anorectal Ointment Focus – A specialized treatment formulated to address the specific needs of anorectal disorders. Its therapeutic properties aid in healing and recovery.
  • Professional Application – Each treatment session involves the application of the B-Line ointment by a skilled doctor’s assistant under the direct supervision of our senior doctor, which ensures the highest standard of care.

BZS (Ba Zhi San) Series Ointment 

General Function

BZS (Ba Zhi San) ointments are cream-based medicines infused with a unique botanical formula that relieves pain, stops bleeding, reduces inflammation and swelling, combat infections, detoxifies the nearby tissues, eliminates slough, and promotes wound healing granulation. Each ointment serves a specific function at a specific location in the anal canal. In other words, your doctor will choose the best BZS (Ba Zhi San) ointments for you based on your symptoms, the location of the lesions, and previous responses to other types.

The BZS (Ba Zhi San) ointments restore proper muscle function and connective tissue, which resolves anal conditions. The pharmacological mechanism of these ointments includes the blockage of venous blood supply and the elimination of moisture from the body.

Personalized Therapy

The application of BZS (Ba Zhi San) ointments achieves an ideal treatment effect that addresses both symptoms and underlying causes, which reduces the treatment duration and prevents recurrence. Tailored formulations of BZS (Ba Zhi San) ointments are created based on diagnosis and symptoms, ensuring effective treatment for specific conditions. Personalized dosages maximize optimal results for each patient.

Prevention and lifestyle recommendations

  • Practical advice to prevent recurrent anal abscesses
  • Maintain good hygiene practices
  • Avoid anal trauma or injury
  • Manage underlying risk factors effectively
  • Seek prompt medical attention for symptoms or concerns

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