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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
29 doctors shared insights

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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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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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)

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