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Anal abscesses, similar to many of the issues we treat here at NYBG Colorectal, can start off as a mild inconvenience, before developing into a severe medical issue if not addressed properly. Patients who have an anal abscess typically know they have one almost immediately, as they have a tendency to be fairly painful. Since anal abscesses do not heal on their own, it’s highly recommended that you visit a doctor and seek treatment as soon as you suspect that you may have one. If you’re interested in learning more about how we can help you find relief from the pain and discomfort caused by anal abscesses, while also working closely with you to develop a dietary and lifestyle plan that ensures the issue won’t come back in the future. When you’re ready to learn more, simply reach out to us at our NYC location and set up your consultation with a member of our team today, to learn more about anal abscess surgery in NYC. 

How Do I Know I Have an Anal Abscess?

The primary way that an anal abscess identifies itself is through pain and discomfort. When an abscess develops, you’ll know as soon as it does, because you’ll immediately begin to experience the pain. Still, this discomfort isn’t always exclusive to an abscess, so an examination will be required to determine the actual cause of your pain.

Other symptoms often include:

  • Throbbing pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pus
  • Painful BMs
  • Fever or chills
  • General malaise

What’s Causing My Issue?

The causes for an anal abscess can vary, but it does sometimes help to understand what sits at the root of the issue. If it turns out that your problems are being caused by lifestyle factors or improper dietary choices, Dr. Nandra can work with you to develop a plan that will keep the issue from coming back in the future. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Infections
  • Blocked anal glands
  • Unaddressed anal fissures

Treatment for Anal Abscesses

Antibiotics

As with many of the issues that we treat here at NYBG Colorectal, treating an anal abscess is always easier when the problem has been addressed early on. Antibiotics are often the starting point, as this problem is frequently caused by an infection. If this infection clears up with antibiotics, your problem will be solved!

Anal Abscess Surgery

Anal abscess surgery in NYC will remove an anal abscess under local anesthesia and is minimally invasive. The procedure takes between 30 minutes and one hour to complete, depending on the severity of the issue. The abscess will be drained, enabling it to begin naturally healing itself from the inside out.

The Surgical Procedure

During anal abscess surgery, Dr. Nandra will make a small incision near the affected area, enabling him to completely remove the infection. While performing the surgery, he will also look for any other lesions or signs of infection. Then the abscess will be packed with sterile gauze, enabling it to heal and ensuring that no pocket is left.

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Find the Answers You Need at NYBG Colorectal

Colorectal issues can be painful and frightening in equal measure. Not only does the discomfort threaten to interrupt your daily life in a significant way, but without a diagnosis, finding relief can be quite stressful and challenging.

The talented team at NYBG Colorectal is here to help. With extensive experience addressing a wide variety of colorectal issues, we’re confident that we can get to the root of your problems, treating your issue and guiding you towards lifestyle choices that will effectively prevent its recurrence. When you’re ready to learn more, we’re here to help! If you're interesting in getting anal abscess surgery in NYC, simply reach out to our New York City office and set up your consultation with a member of our team today, and get started on your road to recovery.

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