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Is a colon resection always necessary following an acute diverticular abscess?

Is a colon resection always necessary following an acute diverticular abscess?

No, but...: ...Each case is unique, and depends on your history of prior diverticulitis, risks of recurrence, underlying complications, response of abscess to conservative management, co-morbidities, etc. ...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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Is there anything i can do about acute pulpitis vs. Acute apical periodontitis vs. Acute apical abscess?

Is there anything i can do about acute pulpitis vs. Acute apical periodontitis vs. Acute apical abscess?

See a dentist ASAP: Regardless of the type of dental infection, it won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. A dental abscess is a collection of pus that forms in your teeth or gums as a result of a bacterial infection. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See a dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with "Acute Liver Abscess" And under treatment. . I am feeling too much weakness. . What should do for get rid from weakness. .

Diagnosed with "Acute Liver Abscess"
And under treatment. . I am feeling too much weakness. . What should do for get rid from weakness. .

See answer: The weakness is likely a result of the infection or the medication being used to treat the condition. If it is an Amebic liver abscess, and you are taking Tinidazole, this medication can cause weakness. Best to consult with the physicians treating you. ...Read more

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AST/ALT normal 2 weeks ago. 4 grams Tylenol (acetaminophen)/day for pain from abscess I&D. New test elevated levels AST - 50: ALT 163. Tylenol (acetaminophen) cause? acute only?

AST/ALT normal 2 weeks ago. 4 grams Tylenol (acetaminophen)/day for pain from abscess I&D. New test elevated levels AST - 50: ALT 163. Tylenol (acetaminophen) cause? acute only?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): The recommended daily dose of tylenol (acetaminophen) is no more than 3 grams. I would stop the tylenol (acetaminophen) and recheck the liver tests. It could be tylenol (acetaminophen) liver toxicity. ...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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QPart1 > Seeking answers RE lifetime 1st AGGRESSIVELY ACUTE dental flareup of 2+ molars (no prior pockets to 3&9+mm pockets/abscesses, opposite molars/sides of mouth) following replacement of multiple composite fillings. Prior Perfect health no meds.

QPart1 > Seeking answers RE lifetime 1st AGGRESSIVELY ACUTE dental flareup of 2+ molars (no prior pockets to 3&9+mm pockets/abscesses, opposite molars/sides of mouth) following replacement of multiple composite fillings. Prior Perfect health no meds.

Complex answer: You have presented a complex question that really needs a comprehensive evaluation and review of prior dental records. It is unusual for restorations to cause that kind of pocketing but it is something that obviously needs evaluation and treatment. If you have concerns about the care you received then a 2nd opinion is indicated to confirm the findings or to find someone you can have confidence. ...Read more

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Feel a sensation in my throat. I have an abscess tooth being treated by augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Could this be my anxiety getting the best of me or a actual problem?

Feel a sensation in my throat. I have an abscess tooth being treated by augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Could this be my anxiety getting the best of me or a actual problem?

Antibiotic: What's the sensation? May be anxiety, may be allergic reaction to the Penicillin. Talk to the prescribing practitioner or go to ER. Note that antibiotics don't cure infected teeth, just limit the spread of infection until you can have root canal treatment or extraction accomplished. ...Read more

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Hi,I had my laparoscopic appendicectomy after acute appendicitis with pelvic absces, today i have a frequent urination, is it normal? please

Hi,I had my laparoscopic appendicectomy after acute appendicitis with pelvic absces, today i have a frequent urination,  is it normal? please

Recurrent Abscess?: Abscesses can redevelop if inadequately drained during the initial procedure. If an abscess develops adjacent to the bladder, patients will frequently complain of dysuria (pain with urination), frequency or urgency with urination. Follow up with your surgeon. They may want to obtain a repeat CT scan ...Read more

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What do you do when child has an abscess on his s?

What do you do when child has an abscess on his s?

Open & drain Vs med: Occasionally these respond to a warm compress with spontaneous drainage & oral meds can assist the process but many recur. Those that are large or located near the anal outlet often require incision and drainage. Some can be done in an office & some may require day surgery. ...Read more

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How do I cure an abscess?

How do I cure an abscess?

Get treatment: Don't fool around, the abcess is most likely causing septicemia, barrels in the blood system that can result in additional illness. ...Read more