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Liver Abscess In Children
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
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
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
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
Yes: Yes, entamoeba histolytica is the protozoan parasite that causes both diseases. ...Read more
Entamoeba: The name of the organism is entamoeba histolytica. ...Read more
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
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
Diagnosed with "Acute Liver Abscess" And under treatment.. I am feeling too much weakness.. What should do for get rid from weakness..
Discuss with doctor: You should ask the doctor who is currently treating you as he knows more information about your overall health. ...Read more
Liver abscess in immunocompromised patient (mg), doctors tried catheter drainage but said it had jelly-like structure. What shall we do?
This: Should not be neglected. If one can't drain it through the skin for what ever reasons and if the person is sick and with temperature other means of intervention is needed. If you do not get proper answers please have a second opinion! ...Read more
Been prescribed bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for cellulitis w/ abscess. Is this safe to take with elevated liver function?
Below: Follow your DR's advice, they know your full medical history. ...Read more
had an abscess between liver and stom from diverticuli. It was asperated by ct. Still have bad pain when I eat a full meal after 2 weeks is this normal?
I have what appears to be a spot/abscess on my abdomen however I am concerned as around this is inflamed red ripple-like skin, any idea what this is?
You said it...: A picture is worth... well you know. But you describe inflamed skin which would be simply just that and may simply subside by itself, or this may be a "clogged" infected hair follicle (folliculitis), skin infection (cellulitis), pus pocket of infection (abscess), an allergic reaction to an insect bite... The would be the most common. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
My son continues to get what I think are small abscess on his lower abdomen but this time it is bigger & hurts with diarrhea. Suggestions?
It can be one of the worst bacterial infections called mrsa. Your son needs to be seen by his pediatrician who will definitely do a culture to see what kind of infection it is. He might need antibiotics.
Diarrhea can be a co-incidence or may be related to the infection. Start giving him pedialyte 4-6 ounces for each diarrhea..... But consult his pediatrician soon. ...Read more
Had acute appendicitis w abscess, eventually surgery to remove appendix. Felt good, but 4 months after surgery have swollen pelvis/abdomen & achy why?
My appendix ruptured and doctor said my body "walled the infection off" does that mean an abscess? And also does that mean the infection did not spill into my entire abdomen?
No, and yes: No, it doesn't necessarily mean an abscess, but it could turn in to one. Yes, the infection did not spill into the entire abdominal cavity. In this situation, usually you avoid operating in the acute setting, then have to decide whether or not to remove the appendix 6-8weeks (or more) down the road. ...Read more
Is what the doctor told my ex true? My ex boyfriend is known for getting abscess. It started out as a pilonidal cyst the was surgical removed. After that he started getting abscess all over his lower abdomen and inner tighs. None of the doctors he went to
Is there a link between abdomen pain (effecting liver area, stomach, and intestinal), pressured headaches (with occasional dizziness) and abscesses?
Perhaps: It is possible as there is new evidence the gut can affect the central nervous system leading to headaches and dizziness. There are also gastrointestinal diseases that have associated CNS symptoms. I am not sure where the abscess that you refer to is located. Please see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
Just finished surgery for perianal abscess. Now has lower back pain and tender abdomen. Are these inflammation related to abscess?
Severe abdomen/groin/genital pain after bowel movement. Can't stand upright at all. Pain constant for 4 days. Worsens at times and after bm. Could it be fibroid or abscess? Thinking of going to er.
Infection: Worldwide the most common cause of a liver abscess is an infection in the colon (diverticulitis) or appendix (appendicitis). In the us, the most common cause of a liver abscess is from the bile ducts or associated with infections within the biliary tree (gb) and associated with obstruction of the bile ducts by stones or cancer. Parasites in certain parts of the world will also hone to the liver. ...Read more
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