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I was wondering how does a person end up with an abdominal abscess? would trauma from sexual abuse be a strong factor?

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Not likely: Abdominal abscess usually occurs from an appendix, a pancreatic inflammation, or more commonly from diverticulitis, and as a complication of surgery. If no cause could be found, then unusual etiologies can be pursued.

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Last updated Jun 29, 2013

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