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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Liver Abscess (Overview)

Collection of pus in the liver. It could be single or multiple.


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What is liver abscess?

What is liver abscess?

Pus: In the liver. Usually caused by spread of a distant infection, it can also form after parasite infections of the GI tract or even tumors of the liver that grow too fast and die (necrosis). Management is with antibiotics and percutaneous drainage, rarely needs open surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Liver Abscess (Overview)

Collection of pus in the liver. It could be single or multiple.


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Can you get liver abscess without having symptoms?

Can you get liver abscess without having symptoms?

Yes; need followup: Liver abscesses are not normal. Even when asymptomatic or small, followup is necesssary to prove resolution. A source of infection helps us feel confident that we understand the risk factors associated with their development. When symptoms develop, they are usually not subtle and include pain, fevers, nausea, and overall feeling unwell. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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How does appendicitis infection cause a liver abscess?

How does appendicitis infection cause a liver abscess?

Blood: The liver is the first line of defense for infection draining from the intestines including the appendix. For this reason, several types of infection in the intestine can cause liver abscesses, the two most common are appendicitis and diverticulitis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for liver abscess?

What is the treatment for liver abscess?

It depend on the: Abcess and were is located, some time we use surgery some we treat with antbiotics. ...Read more

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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See dentist ASAP
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Have the tooth removed
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Go to the emergency room if swelling hinders breathing
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What is liver abscess?

Pus: In the liver. Usually caused by spread of a distant infection, it can also form after parasite infections of the GI tract or even tumors of the liver that grow too fast and die (necrosis). Management is with antibiotics and percutaneous drainage, rarely needs open surgery. ...Read more

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What's a liver abscess?

What's a liver abscess?

Infection: Very simply, it is an infection within the liver, usually described as a pus-filled mass. ...Read more

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Treating Liver Failure (Checklist)

Avoid raw seafood and shellfish
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Can you get liver abscess without having symptoms?

Yes; need followup: Liver abscesses are not normal. Even when asymptomatic or small, followup is necesssary to prove resolution. A source of infection helps us feel confident that we understand the risk factors associated with their development. When symptoms develop, they are usually not subtle and include pain, fevers, nausea, and overall feeling unwell. ...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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Is liver abscess often fatal?

Is liver abscess often fatal?

No: Not often. Antibiotics work most of the time, and surgery plus antibiotics for the remainder. It is rarely fatal.. ...Read more

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Why is there a headache with liver abscess?

Why is there a headache with liver abscess?

Liver ABSCESS: You can have fever, body ache and yes headache with any systemic infection and it can happen with liver absccess as well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for liver abscess?

It depend on the: Abcess and were is located, some time we use surgery some we treat with antbiotics. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a liver abscess and cirrhosis?

What is the difference between a liver abscess and cirrhosis?

Infection: Cirrhosis is scarring in the liver from chronic scarring over years of life. Liver disease associated with chronic inflammation and infection (primary scerosing cholangitis) can cause both abscess formation and scarring. Liver abscesses are pockets of infection within the liver substance and can certainly form without underlying liver disease or scarring. ...Read more

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Is it a protozoa which causes amebic dysentery and liver abscess?

Yes: Yes, entamoeba histolytica is the protozoan parasite that causes both diseases. ...Read more

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What protozoa cause amebic dysentery and liver abscess.?

What protozoa cause amebic dysentery and liver abscess.?

Entamoeba: The name of the organism is entamoeba histolytica. ...Read more

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If someone develops septic shock after a liver abscess ruptures, is it possible to survive?

If someone develops septic shock after a liver abscess ruptures, is it possible to survive?

Yes: Even severe sepsis is survivable. Many factors influence recovery including: 1) other medical conditions, 2) evidence of secondary organ dysfunction (ie associated kidney injury), 3) patient age, and 4) the ability to successfully control the source. ...Read more

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Can any one help me in getting an effective medicine in homeopathy for amebic liver abscess?

Can any one help me in getting an effective medicine in homeopathy for amebic liver abscess?

Liver abscess: There are indeed homeopathic medicines that can help someone with a liver abscess. But you definitely need consultation with a well-trained and experienced classical homeopath for the most effective treatment. Your whole being should be considered, the experience you're having, and other characteristics unique to you. Simply picking something up from whole foods is not likely to help. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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