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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)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...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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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Tip)

Treating a Tooth Abscess

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 wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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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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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 or gall bladder disease also are common causes. Also, in women, a pelvic organ like fallopian tube. ...Read more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Tip)

Treating a Tooth Abscess

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 dentist ASAP
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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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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