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Abscess On Appendix
The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had acute appendicitis w abscess, eventually surgery to remove appendix. Felt good, but 4 months after surgery have swollen pelvis/abdomen & achy why?
I just had my appendix removed last week. Now I found out I have Abscess. What is the best pain medicine for swelling?
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
Can intra abdominal abscesses return 6 months after they have been drained? They were caused by a ruptured appendix.
I had a abcess on the appendix been on antibiotics for 10 days after comeing out of hospital will it come back?
Always a possibility: though likely low odds. Most people have heard of appendicitis, assume simple issue, yet most surgeons believe they must operate on >4 people for every 3 who appear to have appendix problems (at open surgery), including in our age of CT Scans, etc. (Many not told appendicitis not actual issue after the fact, etc.) Thus difficult to answer. If immune system not resolve abscess, then might recur. ...Read more
Abcess on the appendix. Pus was drai ED for 4 days with antibiotic. After 2 weeks, i am well. Waiting for removal of appendix. Can i go play tennis?
Right Lower Quad: Your appendix is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Holly:tell the patient what you have been taught- put thumb on asis(that bone that sticks out at the bottom of the lower right side of your belly) and your 5th finger(pinky) on the edge of the pubic bone (near where the hair ends) extend index finger and find where appendix usually is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common symptoms: Dscomfort around the belly button, usually moves to the right side of the abdomen over several hours. IWorsens with sneezing, coughing, and deep breathing Pain may increase with movement,loss of appetite, nausea,vomiting, swelling of the abdomen,abdomen feels hard,onstipation,mild diarrhea,slight fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: A common element for many cases of appendicitis is obstruction of the opening, through which it connects with the rest of the intestinal tract(we often find stone-like material upstream from rupture points);however, this is not a universal finding nor do we understand why these appendicoliths form. My guess is that there are many factors that contribute to it developing considering how common it is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer