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Doctor insights on: How Long Can You Have Tubo Ovarian Abscess With No Symptoms

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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 is the difference between tubo ovarian complex vs tubo ovarian abscess?

What is the difference between tubo ovarian complex vs tubo ovarian abscess?

Not quite the same: A tubo-ovarian complex can be made up of ovarian cysts involving the far end (distal) end of the adherent Fallopian tube which does not appear to be infected. A tube ovarian abscess demonstrates evidence of an obvious closed infection involving both the Fallopian tube and the ovary. A tubo ovarian complex can also appear to be a tubo ovarian abscess on ultrasound ...Read more

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Would it be true to say that salpingitis is the same thing as a tubo ovarian abscess?

Would it be true to say that salpingitis is the same thing as a tubo ovarian abscess?

Yes and No: All tubo-ovarian abscess (toa) have salpingitis (inflammation/infection of the tube) but not all salpingitis have a toa. If left untreated, most salpingitis will turn into a toa. So yes they are related but not the same. ...Read more

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Can having a tubo ovarian abscess cause you to get ovarian cysts? Never had them before had mass pelvic sepsis, now have them. Is there a link?

Can having a tubo ovarian abscess cause you to get ovarian cysts?  Never had them before had mass pelvic sepsis, now have them.  Is there a link?

Yes: Yes if you had a massive tubo-ovarian abscess, depending on how it was treated, it could cause ongoing issues with ovarian cyst formation. I'm so sorry you're going through this. ...Read more

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Can pelvic ultrasound detect tubo ovarian abscess?

Can pelvic ultrasound detect tubo ovarian abscess?

Yes: In fact, pelvic ultrasound in the form of a transvaginal ultrasound (ultrasound probe placed in the vagina) is usually the study of choice to detect tubo-ovarian abscess. This study has a sensitivity (likelihood of detection) of very roughly 85%...But like any ultrasound study can vary based on the experience of the sonographer. ...Read more

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How to best prevent tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep or staph.ive had 2 in last 2 years.

How to best prevent tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep or staph.ive had 2 in last 2 years.

Just say no to sex: Having unprotected sex might be the biggest risk factor. I'd recommend always using a barrier (condom, cervical cap) anytime you decide to have intercourse. A thorough consult with your physician will provide more answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I had a tubo ovarian abcess from strep last year it didnt show up on blood tests.why?even though there was a lot of pus and I needed morphine.

When I had a tubo ovarian abcess from strep last year it didnt show up on blood tests.why?even though there was a lot of pus and I needed morphine.

You should be Happy: Tubo Ovarian abscess is usually capsulated in chronic cases and the pus is not in your belly. Anything that is not acute and leaking may not show in your blood tests. Also, sometimes we get treated partially by antibiotics that we take empirically and the abscess becomes quiet for some time to allow the infection to remain silent till the abscess becomes huge or spreads to neighboring organs. ...Read more

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Can you have retropharyngeal abscess with no symptoms? What are the usual symptoms?

Can you have retropharyngeal abscess with no symptoms? What are the usual symptoms?

No: You would likely have significant symptoms. Fever, malaise, sore and difficult swallowing. If a doc told you this was the diagnosis, you should be hospitalized and have a drainage procedure. The specialist involved with this abscess is an ENT doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Tubo Ovarian Abscess (Definition)

http://www.freemd.com/tubo-ovarian-abscess/overview.htm. ...Read more


Asymptomatic (Definition)

Asymptomatic = presenting ...Read more