Anal AbscessAn anal abscess is a painful condition in which a collection of pus develops near the anus. Most anal abscesses are a result of infection from small anal glands.
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An anal abscess is a painful infection in which a collection of pus develops near the anus. The most common type appears as a boil-like swelling. The abscess may be red in color and warm to the touch. Abscesses located in deeper tissue are less common and may be less visible.