Perianal Crohn’s Disease: Abscesses, Fissures, and Fistulas

Perianal Crohn's Disease with Abscesses, Fissures and Fistulas

Crohn’s patients often suffer from perianal disease. This disease causes fistulas, extremely painful abscesses, infections, anal fissures, and cuts.

Symptoms of perianal disease

A perianal abscess is a collection of pus on or in your rectum. In my case, it’s inside. An abscess can be filled with pus and infection, and can spontaneously appear, sometimes creating a visible lump due to the swelling. It can cause intensely painful movement. The abscess is usually hot to the touch and sore.

Abscesses can lead to a fistula (tunneling through the rectum), which can lead to infection occurring once or repeatedly. These forced infection tunnels can push outward toward the surface, leading to more abscesses, bleeding, pain, swelling, and anal fissures.

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2 comments

  1. Linda says:

    I haven’t had surgery for my fistulas.. I’m glad someone else could explain the pain that we go through with having them. I still get all the other symptoms that go with Crohns but the fistulas are worse .
    Thank you for sharing ..

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