A woman with Crohn’s disease shares her experience.
A perianal abscess, as you can imagine, deals with the anal region of your body, an abscess near or on your rectum.
An abscess — an area filled with pus and infection — can appear, sometimes creating a visible lump due to the swelling. The abscess is usually tender to touch, red-hot and extremely sore.
In my case, my abscess was around 11 o’clock on my rectum, respectively, and the area grew overnight. I woke with pain in my bottom. And I mean, it was pain IN MY BOTTOM.
I could barely walk for fear of tightening muscles down there. When I looked in a mirror, I saw swelling and bruising of the skin. My perianal abscess had gotten so swollen that it was the size of a golf ball. Pressed between my butt cheeks, it was putting me in constant pain. I needed a doctor. If you have pains like this, I suggest an emergency visit.
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