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A 17-year-old male asked:

I have post appendectomy fluid in abdomen, it got inflamed after antibiotics treatment, everything was fine, i'm experiencing mild symptoms again advic?

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Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
General Surgery 22 years experience
Could be abscess : It is unusual to develop fluid after a straightforward appendectomy but it can happen. The fluid should be drained with a needle under ct or ultrasound guidance to make sure it is all removed.
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 33 years experience
When to get checked: The ct showing fluid collection explains your ongoing symptoms. You have already been on a course of antibiotics, so next step is drain the fluid. This is typically done by an interventional radiologist with sedation. The fluid should be cultured and examined. It could be an abcess, infected hematoma, or seroma. Your surgeon will advise about leaving a drain in, recheck or surgery. Be well.

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