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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