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What is the outlook after an anal abscess has healed?

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After an anal abscess or fistula has properly healed, it's unlikely that the problem will come back. To prevent one from doing so, however, it's important to follow the advice of your doctor or colon and rectal surgeon.

From: Anal Abscess WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Merck Manual Professional: "Anorectal Abscess."

Patient.co.uk: "Anorectal Abscess."

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons: "Anal Abscess/Fistula."

MyClevelandClinic.org: "Anal Abscesses/Fistulae Overview."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:

Merck Manual Professional: "Anorectal Abscess."

Patient.co.uk: "Anorectal Abscess."

American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons: "Anal Abscess/Fistula."

MyClevelandClinic.org: "Anal Abscesses/Fistulae Overview."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on September 11, 2017

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