Signs of an anorectal abscess include:
- A vague feeling of being unwell or uncomfortable
- Swelling and discomfort around or near the anus
- Redness around the area
- Drainage of pus or fluid from the area
Causes and Risk Factors
This type of abscess is usually happens when the glands in the area of the anus or rectum become infected. When an infection occurs in a gland, it can create a cavity that fills with pus. The cavity swells and causes constant pain and discomfort. The skin may look red and swollen and drain pus.