What kind of specialist treats a perineal abscess?

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Anthony L. Komaroff, MD
Internal Medicine
A colorectal surgeon is usually the best choice among specialists who treat perineal abscesses. Perineal refers to the area between the genitals and anus.

There are tiny glands just inside the opening of the anal canal. They are too small to notice, but they can be the origin of an infection. This can lead to an abscess (a small pocket of pus). We don't know why some people get abscesses and others do not.

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