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Abdominal pain 8 wks after my prostatectomy. Is this because UTI (Klebsiela >100,000) or I have intra-abdominal abscess. Dr wants a CT, is MRI useful?

Abdominal pain 8 wks after my prostatectomy. Is this because UTI (Klebsiela >100,000) or I have intra-abdominal abscess. Dr wants a CT, is MRI useful?

CT is correct test: It is surely possible that this UTI is causing your discomfort, though I agree that it is important to have additional imaging because of your recent surgery. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) should be effective in relieving your symptoms and curing the infection unless there is an abscess. A CT is the appropriate test to identify an abscess. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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Can intra abdominal abscesses return 6 months after they have been drained? They were caused by a ruptured appendix.

Can intra abdominal abscesses return 6 months after they have been drained?  They were caused by a ruptured appendix.

No: If you have symptoms in the same area as the prior abscess then you should see your doctor to be examined. An abscess would not sit there silently for 6 months without causing a problem. ...Read more

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In Feb., I had intra abdominal abscesses from a ruptured appendix drained. On 7/14/14, I have pain in my belly button. Could this be related?

In Feb., I had intra abdominal abscesses from a ruptured appendix drained. On 7/14/14, I have pain in my belly button. Could this be related?

?Laparacope used: If you had a scope used through the Umbilcus (belly button) it wold be more likely. Some scarring may cause issues internally and be referred to belly button too, or it may not be related a tall. If the pains continue, see the doc. best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some reasons for a 75 year old man to develop an abdominal abscess?

I was wondering what are some reasons for a 75 year old man to develop an abdominal abscess?

Usually GI tract: At any age, abdominal abscess almost always is from introduction of contaminated material into the abdominal cavity. Usually it's from the gastrointestinal tract, like a perforated ulcer, diverticulitis, apendicitis etc; sometimes from a GI malignancy like stomach or colon cancer. Pancreatitis or gall bladder disease also are common causes. Also, in women, a pelvic organ like fallopian tube. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of abdominal abscess?

Fever: The most common symptoms would be fever and pain. Other symptoms can occur but that would depend on the site of the abscess. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for abdominal abscess?

Several options: The treatment of abdominal abscesses depends on the location, size, and cause. Without seeing the imaging it's hard to know the best course of action. That being said most abscesses are treated with drainage and antibiotics. The drainage can most often be done percutaneously which means through the skin without a big incision. ...Read more

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I was wondering how does a person end up with an abdominal abscess? Would trauma from sexual abuse be a strong factor?

Not likely: Abdominal abscess usually occurs from an appendix, a pancreatic inflammation, or more commonly from diverticulitis, and as a complication of surgery. If no cause could be found, then unusual etiologies can be pursued. ...Read more

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6 monthold babyboy.non palp intra abd.testes.u/s shows normal intra abdominal testes.can it be accurate? if not why?what's visualized in u/s then?

6 monthold babyboy.non palp intra abd.testes.u/s shows normal intra abdominal testes.can it be accurate? if not why?what's visualized in u/s then?

Testicles: Testicles normally pass from the abdomen into the scrotum during development. At 6 months your baby's testicles should be in the scrotum or you should be able to bring them into the scrotum. If they are in the abdomen they should be brought into the scrotum where their growth can be watched. See a Pediatric Urologist for advise. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the management of intra-abdominal diffuse lipomatosis measuring 22x10?

What is the management of  intra-abdominal diffuse lipomatosis measuring 22x10?

Fat deposition: Abdominal diffuse lipomatosis is due to defective fat mobilization in the body is associated with obesity , some times diabetes, no symptoms to leave it alone , diet control exercise if there is pressure symptoms need relive by removing the compressing adipose tissue. ...Read more