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Can you tell me the symptoms of abdominal abscess?

Can you tell me the symptoms of abdominal abscess?

Fever: The most common symptoms would be fever and pain. Other symptoms can occur but that would depend on the site of the abscess. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Are there any alternative treatments for abdominal abscess?

Are there any alternative treatments for abdominal abscess?

Several options: The treatment of abdominal abscesses depends on the location, size, and cause. Without seeing the imaging it's hard to know the best course of action. That being said most abscesses are treated with drainage and antibiotics. The drainage can most often be done percutaneously which means through the skin without a big incision. ...Read more

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Abdominal abscess (Tip)

Early intervention will prevent further spread of the abscess to neighboring areas. ...See more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
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If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
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See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
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Can you tell me the symptoms of abdominal abscess?

Fever: The most common symptoms would be fever and pain. Other symptoms can occur but that would depend on the site of the abscess. ...Read more

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Which drug is preferable in treating an intra-abdominal abscess?

Which drug is preferable in treating an intra-abdominal abscess?

Combined therapy: Treating an intra-abdominal abscess is no easy task. Usually this takes a team of doctors - including a surgeon who may be able to drain or to operate, possibly a radiologist to insert a drain, an infectious diseases specialist to pick the right antibiotic, and other general doctors to manage everything else. An ID doc will consider allergies, cultures and clinical data to optimize your treatment. ...Read more

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Abdominal abscess (Tip)

Ask what options you have for treatment. The two most likely options are extraction or root canal. ...See more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See your dentist as soon as possible
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Have the tooth removed
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Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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I was wondering what are some reasons for a 75 year old man to develop an abdominal abscess?

I was wondering what are some reasons for a 75 year old man to develop an abdominal abscess?

Usually GI tract: At any age, abdominal abscess almost always is from introduction of contaminated material into the abdominal cavity. Usually it's from the gastrointestinal tract, like a perforated ulcer, diverticulitis, apendicitis etc; sometimes from a GI malignancy like stomach or colon cancer. Pancreatitis and gall bladder disease are occasional causes. Also, in women, a pelvic organ like fallopian tube. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for abdominal abscess?

Several options: The treatment of abdominal abscesses depends on the location, size, and cause. Without seeing the imaging it's hard to know the best course of action. That being said most abscesses are treated with drainage and antibiotics. The drainage can most often be done percutaneously which means through the skin without a big incision. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Lrg incisional hernia. 4 surgeries on same scar, removed mesh due to abdominal abscess 4mos ago. Pain, lg bulge, elev WBC, nauseated, is it emergent?

Lrg incisional hernia. 4 surgeries on same scar, removed mesh due to abdominal abscess 4mos ago. Pain, lg bulge, elev WBC, nauseated, is it emergent?

Possibly: If you know you have an elevated WBC you must be in contact with medical care source. If you also have pain, a bulge, and nausea, you could have an infection or obstruction, either of which could be emergent. If you have a source of care, go back to them and demand an explanation for the elevated WBC and pain. Ideally go back to the same people who diagnosed the abscess and removed mesh, O/W ED ...Read more

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Abdominal pain 8 wks after my prostatectomy. Is this because UTI (Klebsiela >100, 000) or I have intra-abdominal abscess. Dr wants a CT, is MRI useful?

CT is correct test: It is surely possible that this UTI is causing your discomfort, though I agree that it is important to have additional imaging because of your recent surgery. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) should be effective in relieving your symptoms and curing the infection unless there is an abscess. A CT is the appropriate test to identify an abscess. Good luck! ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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In Feb., I had intra abdominal abscesses from a ruptured appendix drained. On 7/14/14, I have pain in my belly button. Could this be related?

In Feb., I had intra abdominal abscesses from a ruptured appendix drained. On 7/14/14, I have pain in my belly button. Could this be related?

? Laparacope used: If you had a scope used through the Umbilcus (belly button) it wold be more likely. Some scarring may cause issues internally and be referred to belly button too, or it may not be related a tall. If the pains continue, see the doc. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the treatment for a subcutaneous abscess on the abdomen?

I & D: The standard of care would be to make a small incision and allow it to drain. If for some reason it can't be incised than ir doctors can drain using ultrasound or ct. ...Read more

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I have what appears to be a spot/abscess on my abdomen however I am concerned as around this is inflamed red ripple-like skin, any idea what this is?

I have what appears to be a spot/abscess on my abdomen however I am concerned as around this is inflamed red ripple-like skin, any idea what this is?

You said it...: A picture is worth... well you know. But you describe inflamed skin which would be simply just that and may simply subside by itself, or this may be a "clogged" infected hair follicle (folliculitis), skin infection (cellulitis), pus pocket of infection (abscess), an allergic reaction to an insect bite... The would be the most common. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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My son continues to get what I think are small abscess on his lower abdomen but this time it is bigger & hurts with diarrhea. Suggestions?

My son continues to get what I think are small abscess on his lower abdomen but this time it is bigger & hurts with diarrhea. Suggestions?

Abscess: It can be one of the worst bacterial infections called mrsa. Your son needs to be seen by his pediatrician who will definitely do a culture to see what kind of infection it is. He might need antibiotics.
Diarrhea can be a co-incidence or may be related to the infection. Start giving him pedialyte 4-6 ounces for each diarrhea..... But consult his pediatrician soon. ...Read more

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Had acute appendicitis w abscess, eventually surgery to remove appendix. Felt good, but 4 months after surgery have swollen pelvis/abdomen & achy why?

Had acute appendicitis w abscess, eventually surgery to remove appendix. Felt good, but 4 months after surgery have swollen pelvis/abdomen & achy why?

Nonspecific: These symptoms are not specific to anything wrong related to the appendectomy, nor do they sound specific to something dangerous. If it gets worse or continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My appendix ruptured and doctor said my body "walled the infection off" does that mean an abscess? And also does that mean the infection did not spill into my entire abdomen?

My appendix ruptured and doctor said my body "walled the infection off" does that mean an abscess? And also does that mean the infection did not spill into my entire abdomen?

No, and yes: No, it doesn't necessarily mean an abscess, but it could turn in to one. Yes, the infection did not spill into the entire abdominal cavity. In this situation, usually you avoid operating in the acute setting, then have to decide whether or not to remove the appendix 6-8weeks (or more) down the road. ...Read more

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Is what the doctor told my ex true? My ex boyfriend is known for getting abscess. It started out as a pilonidal cyst the was surgical removed. After that he started getting abscess all over his lower abdomen and inner tighs. None of the doctors he went to

Is what the doctor told my ex true? My ex boyfriend is known for getting abscess. It started out as a pilonidal cyst the was surgical removed. After that he started getting abscess all over his lower abdomen and inner tighs. None of the doctors he went to

Infectious Disease: He should consider seeing an infectious disease specialist. These are two unrelated entities.

Without knowing anything else, he seems to have a susceptibility to staph infections.

He should see an infectious disease expert for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen. Are these inflammation related to abscess?

Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen. Are these inflammation related to abscess?

Check with surgeon: Other issues may be causing this, i.e. Persistence of a peri-rectal component, or constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.
Don't let this answer your question. Confirm with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Severe abdomen/groin/genital pain after bowel movement. Can't stand upright at all. Pain constant for 4 days. Worsens at times and after bm. Could it be fibroid or abscess? Thinking of going to er.

See a doctor: This pain could be due to an abscess, perianal fistula, hemorroids, or possibly fibroid. Whatever the cause, it sounds like the symptoms are severe enough for you to see a doctor soon; they can decide if a ct would be appropriate to figure out the cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some signs of abscesses due to abdominal injections for diabetes. Medication used is insulin?

What are some signs of abscesses due to abdominal injections for diabetes. Medication used is insulin?

Redness, Pain, warm: Skin infections can occur with any break in the skin. Staph bacteria live on your skin. Sometimes that bacteria can cause an infection, especially when the patient is more vulnerable to infections like patients with diabetes. Do not delay to see a doctor. Antibiotics are needed. Sometimes incision and drainage. Sometimes hospitalization. ...Read more

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Is there a link between abdomen pain (effecting liver area, stomach, and intestinal), pressured headaches (with occasional dizziness) and abscesses?

Is there a link between abdomen pain (effecting liver area, stomach, and intestinal), pressured headaches (with occasional dizziness) and abscesses?

Perhaps: It is possible as there is new evidence the gut can affect the central nervous system leading to headaches and dizziness. There are also gastrointestinal diseases that have associated CNS symptoms. I am not sure where the abscess that you refer to is located. Please see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Had pelvic abscesses after RP & urethral leakage. Developed a stricture in my ureter and have abdominal pain. Adhesions? Take NORCO (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 every 4 hr. Could I reduce the pain & damage w/ spasm med?

Had pelvic abscesses after RP & urethral leakage. Developed a stricture in my ureter and have abdominal pain. Adhesions? Take NORCO (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 every 4 hr. Could I reduce the pain & damage w/ spasm med?

RP complications: You have presented a difficult case of complications following RP. Your pain could be related to a number of different factors - post surgical, infectious, recurrent fluid collection, ureteral obstruction. It is very diff to separate these issue with only the info provided. It is poss that a muscle relaxant could ease some of your symptoms. However, I would urge you to discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is an abdominal abcess visible on normal ultrasound?

Sometimes: It really depends on the size and location of the potential abscess. Ct is a much better test. ...Read more