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A 41-year-old female asked:

Can intra abdominal abscesses return 6 months after they have been drained? they were caused by a ruptured appendix.

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
No: If you have symptoms in the same area as the prior abscess then you should see your doctor to be examined. An abscess would not sit there silently for 6 months without causing a problem.
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Possibly. But. : I would be concerned about another cause such as Crohn's disease or diverticulitis Was the appendix removed ? Have you been having issues the whole 6 months or do you get better and then relapse ?
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
Possibly. But. : I would be concerned about another cause such as Crohn's disease or diverticulitis Was the appendix removed ? Have you been having issues the whole 6 months or do you get better and then relapse ?

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Last updated May 2, 2017

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