Can Anal Abscess Be At Risk Of Infection To Other Tissues?
Greetings doctor. I want to ask my sister, I have an anal abscess and have been operated on, but her condition is getting worse.
Hello Ika Fatmawati
Anal abscess is a disease caused by inflammation and infection in the area around the anus and the occurrence of an abscess (collection of pus). Anal abscesses are usually very painful and occur due to infection of the glands around the anus.
Some complications of anal abscess among others:
Anal fistula (formation of a channel between the tip of the intestine and the skin around the anus) Bacteremia (bacteria from the abscess can enter the circulatory system) until there is asepsis. Fecal incontinence (not able to control bowel movements) Management of anal abscesses in general is by surgery, namely by drainage or opening a way out for pus so as not to cause pain and administration of drugs to reduce inflammation and infection.
Lung infection or in medical terms called pneumonia is usually not directly related to the anal abscess. Some possible causes of a lung infection are:
Old age or over 65 years Having a habit of smoking because smoking can interfere with the body's defenses against germs Have a history of previous chronic lung disease such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Patients who have been hospitalized for a long time can cause an infection due to germs from hospitals called nosocomial infections or if the patient is in an intensive care room and uses breathing apparatus or a ventilator Has a low immune system, such as having poor nutrition, HIV sufferers, undergoing chemotherapy, or organ transplants To determine the exact cause of complaints Your brother should consult with the doctor who is treating him because he has more complete medical information and history.
Hopefully the information can be useful.