My Experiences with Perianal Manifestations

My Experiences with Perianal Manifestations
Crohn's disease manifests in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients in a variety of ways. The eyes, mouth, skin, and joints can be affected, and sores and ulcers can occur, even outside the digestive tract. There are many other issues common to IBD, but people only hear about the "bathroom" problems. Of course, there are bathroom problems — or "bottom" problems, as I like to call them. Crohn's disease can often cause perianal manifestations, including abscesses, fistulas, fissures, and other problems targeting the rectal cavity and anal region. When the rectal cavity and anal region are affected, perianal disease can occur. Perianal disease can cause hemorrhoids or strictures, leading to urgency and tenesmus.

Perianal manifestations and abscesses

Abscesses are infected, pus-filled pockets that need to be seen by a physician, as they generally require surgery to be incised and drained. However, antibiotics may be given as an alternative to surgical intervention. Abscesses need to be cared for post-intervention to prevent infections from recurring. Symptoms of an abscess include pain, swelling, fever, and chills. Abscesses occurring in the rectum and perianal region are called perirectal and perianal, respectively. Perianal abscesses are areas of swelling and warmth that are close to the surface of the skin and are usually visi
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