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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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Could a CT scan miss in abscess on the appendix.. Suspected appendicitis help?

Could a CT scan miss in abscess on the appendix.. Suspected appendicitis help?

Not likely: Ct scan is generally quite sensitive for the diagnosis of appendicitis, and the additional finding of an abscess from appendicitis would usually be seen quite easily. ...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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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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I just had my appendix removed last week. Now I found out I have Abscess. What is the best pain medicine for swelling?

I just had my appendix removed last week. Now I found out I have Abscess. What is the best pain medicine for swelling?

If true abscess : You need to see you surgeon. And be started on antibiotics. That would help the pain by treating the infection. Also anti inflammatory medication would help. But an abscess could be a bad situation. So follow with your doctor asap ...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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Can intra abdominal abscesses return 6 months after they have been drained? They were caused by a ruptured appendix.

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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Where is my appendix?

Where is my appendix?

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 more

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Appendix (Definition)

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