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I got a robotic surgery done to remove an ovary. Days later, i had bowel obstruction and a soft ball sized abscess on the intestines. I had to get removed 8 inches of intestines.Is there any connection between the two?

I got a robotic surgery done to remove an ovary. Days later, i had bowel obstruction and a soft ball sized abscess on the intestines. I had to get removed 8 inches of intestines.Is there any connection between the two?

Robotic surgery : It is possible that there was an injury to your intestines during the removal of your ovary which caused the abscess. Generally, with an abdominal abscess, you don't need to remove intestines unless there was a problem with the intestines that caused the abscess. ...Read more

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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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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
Once
If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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What is an adnexal mass on the right ovary mean?

What is an adnexal mass on the right ovary mean?

Adnexal mass: It is a mass that is seen in the area adjacent to the uterus. Usually this means that it is related to the fallopian tube or ovary on that given side. There are many different things that can be called an "adnexal mass" (i.e. Ovarian cyst, abscess, neoplasm, fibroid, etc). Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Incision and drainage performed
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Culture of pus performed
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Antibiotics by mouth & duration appropriate
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Wound care instructions & list of supplies
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I have infected ovaries and are starting to hurt during sex. I thought it went away but it's not. Might I have cancer?

I have infected ovaries and are starting to hurt during sex. I thought it went away but it's not.  Might I have cancer?

Not likely: Cancer is not high on the list of causes. Active infection and scar tissue from previous infection are near the top of the list. Don't settle for ongoing infection. Find out if your infection was not eradicated and, if not, keep pursuing it. ...Read more

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I had a C-section a little over a week ago and I have a hard golf ball size knot over my right ovary area thats pretty tender to touch. Is this norma?

I had a C-section a little over a week ago and I have a hard golf ball size knot over my right ovary area thats pretty tender to touch.  Is this norma?

Maybe not . . .: You might be describing a hematoma (collection of blood) or an abscess (pus pocket). Best to go back & see your OB for an evaluation. Don't wait any longer to see if it'll go away. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Soak in warm water for 20 minutes
3x day
Apply topical antibiotic
3x day
Consider visit to doctor to incise and drain abscess
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Pain in groin sometimes a hard swollen lump that seems to go away when I lay down. Esp active durng menst. Tested for hernia + cyst/abscess.

Pain in groin sometimes a hard swollen lump that seems to go away when I lay down. Esp active durng menst. Tested for hernia + cyst/abscess.

Sound like a hernia: hard lump that disappear when you lay down sound like a hernia a lymph node or a cyst does not disappear that fast the timing with the menses could make it related to ovary if persisted ask for a gynecologist to perform laproscopic procedure they can see if there is a hernia and fix it and have the chance to evaluate the abdomen and the pelvis ...Read more

Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more

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