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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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What causes anal abscess?

What causes anal abscess?

Possibly a: Tear can occur in the lining of the intestine near the anal opening. Could be from injury or straining with constipation. Can rarely be associated with crohn's disease. Infection builds up inside and works itself toward the outside causing painful red swelling externally, outside the anal opening. ...Read more

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What could cause psoas abscess?

What could cause psoas abscess?

Infection elsewhere: Used to be TB was major factor. Now it is more from appendicitis, kidney infection, diverticulitis, spine infection. ...Read more

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What causes perirectal abscesses ?

What causes perirectal abscesses ?

Several causes: They can be caused by superficial gland infections, or by abnormal connections between the rectum and the skin, called a fistula. ...Read more

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What actually causes a pilonidal abscess?

What actually causes a pilonidal abscess?

Some r prone to it: If you are one of the lucky (or unlucky) ones to have a propensity for this problem, then you may get it. Others will go their whole lives without ever having this. Good news, though, is it is well treated surgically, usually an outpatient procedure. Sometimes, it can go very deep. Er docs and family practice docs can treat this, but for recurrences, get to a general surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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Can an abscess cause a foul smelling discharge?

Can an abscess cause a foul smelling discharge?

Absolutely: Yes, it can. It depends on the bacteria in the abscess but many anaerobic bacteria (like from the gut) have a foul odor. ...Read more

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How to treat an abscess caused by diverticulitis?

How to treat an abscess caused by diverticulitis?

Three Options: A diverticular abscess is a collection of pus resulting from an acute perforation of the colon after a 'tic ruptures. If small, (IV) antibiotics alone may suffice. If it is bigger than an inch-or-two, drainage (plus abx) is required. Ideally, drainage is done by an interventional radiologist via ct-guidance; however, if the abscess cannot be accessed in this manner, surgical drainage is necessary. ...Read more

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Will ichthammol cause an abscess to drain on its own?

ICHTHAMMOL ABSCESS: AS FAR AS I KNOW, ICHTHAMMOL IS NOW CONSIDERED TO BE A DANGEROUS MEDICATION.
CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR TO MAKE SURE.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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What are the causes of perianal abscess?

What are the causes of perianal abscess?

Anything: That cause inflammation in the rectum, such as diarrhea, constipation, or trauma can cause swelling and blockage of the anal ducts which then get infected and seek the path of least resistance to form a perianal abscess and possible fistula. ...Read more

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What causes abscess in the brain?

What causes abscess in the brain?

Infection: Either direct spread of an infection directly adjacent to the brain such as from air sinuses, or hematogenous spread through the bloodstream such as from an infected heart valve. More common in patients who are immunosuppressed as well. ...Read more

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What causes an amoebic liver abscess?

What causes an amoebic liver abscess?

Amoebiasis: Entamoeba histolytica creates disease in the colon and can disseminate from there via the blood stream or lymphatics to many areas of the body, the liver being one of the more common locations. This bug is a protozoan which is generally transmitted by the fecal oral route, often through contaminated water. ...Read more

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What are causes of a large abscess in my breast?

Breast feeding: A breast abscess usually follows mastitis which occurs in 10% of nursing mothers ususlly in the early weeks of breast feeding. It is usually caused by the bacteria staphylococcus aureus. It requires incision and drainage with appropriate antibiotic treatment based on culture of the pus. ...Read more

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What could cause an abscess in the eye?

What could cause an abscess in the eye?

Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. Immunocompromised patients (ie, have diabetes, hiv, etc) are more susceptible to severe eye infections. It can also occur on the eyelid skin or in skin glands around the eye: can be caused by clogged skin gland from skin bacterial. ...Read more

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Will an abscess cause remote pain?

Will an abscess cause remote pain?

Possibly: Especially if blood becomes infected and seeds other areas of the body. ...Read more

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Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Could oral sex cause an abscess?

Yes, but....: Oral sex can transmit genital herpes to the mouth resulting in a abscess like lesion in the soft tissue of the mouth. The chances of it causing a tooth's nerve related abscess are highly unlikely. ...Read more

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Does appendicitis cause any abscess?

Does appendicitis cause any abscess?

Pus Happens: Abscesses are often associated with appendicitis, especially after perforation. They may manifest itself with the initial episode or (even) weeks after an appendectomy. Treatment requires drainage (usually via radiologic guidance) and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What cause abscess on the vaginal area?

Infection: Abscess is an infected pocket of fluid in a enclosed area most often. Most often injury, infection or trauma can cause them to develop. ...Read more

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What illnesses cause reoccurring abscesses to form?

What illnesses cause reoccurring abscesses to form?

Abscesses: Usually diabetes and any kind of hypoxia, or chronic wetness can cause abscesses to keep forming. ...Read more

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Do addicts get more abscesses than the general population, and what causes them?

Do addicts get more abscesses than the general population, and what causes them?

If u use needles, ye: Any time you put a hole in the skin, you risk putting in germs that can cause abcesses. If your addiction does not involve needles, addictions cause a lot of stress and often lack of sleep that can make it more likely to get all sorts of infections. If you use needles, get tested for hiv/aids. ...Read more

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With regard, I want to know about causes of gluteal abscess and what percent of them is related to injection nurse laches?

No association..: There is no direct association between lash of a needle vs another way of inserting it. If the abscess came after needle insertion the cause of the infection is not the fashion the needle was given but rather the opening a needle causes which is open door for infection. This can happen with any type of injection or wound that opens the skin no matter how small or how it happens. ...Read more

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What causes nasal abscesses?

See below: 25% of people have nasal staphyloccus aureus colonization. Any trauma inside the nose like pulling out a nose hair can precipitate an infected pimple or abscess. ...Read more

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What are the causes of spinal cord abscess?

Multiple reasons: There are multiple causes of spinal cord abscess. The risk factors for spinal infection include:

1. Infection in another location that spreads to the spine (for example - a bladder or kidney infection that then spreads to the spine via the veins)
2. Recent spinal surgery
3. Patient with a compromised immune system (diabetics, smokers, patients with cancer, hiv/aids, patients needing dialysis). ...Read more

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Can a perianal abscess cause another abscess'?

Yes: A site if abscess can spread and new collection- loculations can form.
Or some deep source from re rum can surface at multiple sites ...Read more

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Does oral sex cause the Bartholin's cyst abscess?

Does oral sex cause the Bartholin's cyst abscess?

Probably not!: Got me there! I din't think so, but there are no published papers suggesting that oral sex causes these cysts. There are factors asuch as diabetes, weight issues that are far more important! ...Read more

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My 1 1/2 yr old son suffers from abscesses? What causes them and how can he b treated? Is this dangerous? Is this something that can b treated?

Yes. Can be treated: Large abscess needs to be cut open and pus needs to be completely drained out. Antibiotics will help, but antibiotics alone are not usually enough. Your son may be self-inoculating the germs from one infected area to a healthy area, and thus causing abscesses one after another. Lately an increasing frequency of methicillin resistant bugs are causing infection, and it may not respond to usual meds. ...Read more

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Had another abd abscess clean out and once again my packing gauze has a very prominent dark green with bright blue drainage, what could cause this?

Had another abd abscess clean out and once again my packing gauze has a very prominent dark green with bright blue drainage, what could cause this?

Hard to say: But certain bacteria, like pseudomonas, can create blue pigmented drainage, so you should review this with the doctor managing your wound. But it's also possible that a chemical being used to help with wound care, being applied topically, could be causing this color too. ...Read more

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What causes abscesses on the scrotum?

Bacteria: Abscesses can occur anywhere. The causes can vary but ultimately its bacterial invasion that is responsible. ...Read more

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I have two abscessed teeth and it has caused an infection and its spreading, I'm really scared?

I have two abscessed teeth and it has caused an infection and its spreading, I'm really scared?

See dentist: It is normal and correct to be concerned about an infection like this. Especially if it is spreading. Get to the dentist asap, and if that is not possible, go to the er. Do not wait any longer. Get the help you need for this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes breast abscesses?

What causes breast abscesses?

Skin Bacteria: Breast abscesses usually arise from normal skin bacteria traveling thru the nipple ducts & multiplying under the skin. This is most common in women who are breast feeding due to nipple trauma. When it occurs unrelated to lactation, we need to include breast cancer as a possible cause & do the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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How can a im injection of phernergan cause an abscess? I had to have emergency i&d.

Injection risk: Any injection has a risk of bleeding, bruising, and infection, even if proper sterile technique was use, because it creates a break in the skin for bacteria on your skin to invade. The risk is low but not impossible. ...Read more

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Can trauma cause hepatic abscess?

Can trauma cause hepatic abscess?

Yes: Trauma can injure the liver, causing devitalized tissue which can get infected resulting in abscess, but this is not the usual scenario. If the liver is injured, fluid or blood can collect around or within the liver, which can secondarily get infected and result in an abscess. Depending on the size and presentation, drainage and antibiotics are often indicated. ...Read more

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How can abscessed tooth cause damage?

How can abscessed tooth cause damage?

Here are a few: Untreated tooth infections ususally progress by removing the bone in the area of the abscess. The longer you wait, the more is lost. Sometimes the teeth can become loose. Eventually this can result in a swelling or advanced infections. It is not uncommon for adjacent nerve structures to become infected leading to numbness. Treat them early and don't wait. ...Read more

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Does abscess drainage cause a dry socket?

Does abscess drainage cause a dry socket?

No: A dry socket will present as intense/increasing pain typically 48 hours after a tooth extraction. ...Read more

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Could a fist strike cause hepatic abscess?

Unlikely: Unless the trauma was so severe that actual liver damage and injury occurred that caused a hematoma to form in the liver that then later became secondarily infected to cause an abscess.... That seems like an unlikely scenario but I guess not impossible. ...Read more

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I just had an abscessed tooth for the second time. What is the cause of this?

I just had an abscessed tooth for the second time. What is the cause of this?

Infection: There still seems to be a residual infection in the bone. Have the tooth reevaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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How to determine an pain from unhealed abscess or a year old adrenal mass is caused by kidney problems?

There is no: Way to determine that without having a medical evaluation -- but adrenal masses rarely cause pain. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in right side of face that goes into head feels tender like an abscess when infected cause?

Sudden pain in right side of face that goes into head feels tender like an abscess when infected cause?

Orofacial pain: Orofavial pain could be due to many reasons. Usually the main reason is odontogenic in origin. Please have a checkup By your dentist first and then take it from there ...Read more