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What is a spinal abscess?

What is a spinal abscess?

Infection: An abscess is a localized area of infected tissue, usually secondary to a bacterial infection. If this involves the vertebral column or is within the spinal canal, this could be very dangerous and life threatening and would require emergency treatment. ...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


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What are the tests for spinal abscess?

What are the tests for spinal abscess?

X-ray and MRI: Mri is the gold staderd to diagnose spinal abcess. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of spinal abscess?

What are the most common symptoms of spinal abscess?

Pain: Having a spinal abscess is associated with severe back pain, neurologic deterioration, fevers, chills, sweats, and elevated temperature. Of course, if surgery was performed there may be wound issues, such as drainage or dehissence. There are also lab work abnormalities that are associated with a spinal abscess. If suspected, I would recommend calling your doctor and consider visiting the er. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spinal abscess?

What is the definition or description of: Spinal abscess?

Spinal abscess: Spinal abscess = spinal cord abscess (SCA) = accumulation of pus/ swelling on the spinal cord associated with infection. ...Read more

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How can someone get a spinal abscess and what can be done about it?

How can someone get a spinal abscess and what can be done about it?

Through the blood: Spinal abscess may occur after surgery but most commonly are caused by bacteria that gets into the blood from another source. It requires aggressive treatment with powerful antibiotics and often will require urgent surgery to prevent damage to the spinal cord or nerve roots. ...Read more

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Surgery was for a spinal abscess. Crp and ESR still elevated and 100.8 fever. Besides MRI anything else to do? Added info. From previous question.

Surgery was for a spinal abscess. Crp and ESR still elevated and 100.8 fever. Besides MRI anything else to do? Added info. From previous question.

Antibiotics: Besides surgery, you need antibiotics and modifiy your antibiotics according the culture sensitivity. I recommend antibiotics use in this situation be guided by an infectious specialist. CRP and ESR elevation are reactive to infection. It will take a while for them to come down. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a spinal subdural abscess?

Could you explain what is a spinal subdural abscess?

Infection: The spinal cord is covered by a tough layer, the dura, which also extends to the brain. A subdural abscess is an infection which causes an abscess (or infection collection of fluid) beneath this layer. It can compress the cord or allow infection to enter the brain. ...Read more

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What are the causes of spinal cord abscess?

What are the causes of spinal cord abscess?

Multiple reasons: There are multiple causes of spinal cord abscess. The risk factors for spinal infection include:

1. Infection in another location that spreads to the spine (for example - a bladder or kidney infection that then spreads to the spine via the veins)
2. Recent spinal surgery
3. Patient with a compromised immune system (diabetics, smokers, patients with cancer, hiv/aids, patients needing dialysis). ...Read more

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What are common complications of spinal cord abscess?

What are common complications of spinal cord abscess?

Grim: Paralysis, transient or permanent, full or partial, sepsis, osteomyelitis to name a few. ...Read more

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Could abscessed tooth cause spinal damage?

Possibley: Under rare circumstances, an abscess in one part of the body can spread to another part. The spinal damage would have to be related to infection in the spine from the same bacteria that caused the dental abscess. ...Read more

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Can UTI lead to abscess of the spinal cord?

Yes: The infection can spread, often through a cluster of veins called batson's plexus, upwards and cause infection of a veterbra or a disc and spread into the spinal canal causing an epidural spinal abscess. ...Read more

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If something were pressing on my spinal cord such as abscess or infection how would this be diagnosed/ tested for?

The best test. ..: Is a ct or MRI of the area of the spine thought to be involved based on signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Male 24, weight100 kg, height 5.5, veggie, had spinal tb before 3yrs with abscess in spine, 3 hrs of tingling in palms before 2 days, pls suggest?

Male 24, weight100 kg, height 5.5, veggie, had spinal tb before 3yrs with abscess in spine, 3 hrs of tingling in palms before 2 days, pls suggest?

Tuberculosis: You need to see a doctor and be fully re-evaluated ASAP. This may be recurrence of infection, or alterations in spinal alignment with pressure on nerve endings, or something possibly totally unconnected to your prior TB. Do not wait. Get this taken care of before it becomes permanent. ...Read more

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If I go to ER with abscess from IV drug use and tell the dr the truth, will they contact law enforcement?

No: Absolutely not, at least in the usa. I admire your courage. Everybody makes mistakes, and I hope this is the start of a new life. Especially, I hope you can escape whatever set of circumstances led you to resort to this. Whoever offered you intravenous drugs was not truly your friend. The health care team is. ...Read more

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I just had my appendix removed last week. Now I found out I have Abscess. What is the best pain medicine for swelling?

If true abscess: You need to see you surgeon. And be started on antibiotics. That would help the pain by treating the infection. Also anti inflammatory medication would help. But an abscess could be a bad situation. So follow with your doctor asap ...Read more

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Which drug is preferable in treating an intra-abdominal abscess?

Which drug is preferable in treating an intra-abdominal abscess?

Combined therapy: Treating an intra-abdominal abscess is no easy task. Usually this takes a team of doctors - including a surgeon who may be able to drain or to operate, possibly a radiologist to insert a drain, an infectious diseases specialist to pick the right antibiotic, and other general doctors to manage everything else. An ID doc will consider allergies, cultures and clinical data to optimize your treatment. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my Bartholin's abscess or cyst until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my Bartholin's abscess or cyst until I can see a doctor?

NO, NO: The treatment can depend on one or more of these factors: the size of the cyst, how painful it is, if it is infected, and the patient's age. In some cases, a small cyst can simply be observed over time to see if it grows. In other cases, the doctor can perform a minor procedure in the office, in which a small tube is inserted into the cyst]and inflated to keep it in place. ...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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I took 3 hydro 15 on Saturday family gave them to me for a abscess tooth and will I pass a hair follicle and drug test?

I took 3 hydro 15 on Saturday family gave them to me for a abscess tooth and will I pass a hair follicle and drug test?

Probably not: 1.Pain killers do not cure infections, only block the signals to your brain.
2. You should never take someone else's prescription medication, and they are violating the law by giving it to you.
3. 3 is a very heavy dose.
4. You need a Dentist, not someone with "spare" pills
5. Sorry about the drug test ...Read more

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I had a bad abscess last april, it was so infected I was on medicine until august and then finally my root canal started which was a combination of 3 more visits to complete it. My tooth still is sore on and off and a bad oder comes from it. I don't fee

I had a bad abscess last april, it was so infected I was on medicine until august and then finally my root canal started which was a combination of 3 more visits to complete it. My tooth still is sore on and off and a bad oder comes from it. I don't fee

Saginaw, I: Saginaw,
i truly don't know how things were handled, but a bad smell and soreness tells me it is not right now. Not everything turns out the way we want it to. Go see you dentist and voice your concern. They can not help you unless you give them an opportunity too. If you’re not happy with the response then move on.
Hope this is helpful,
michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow
dentistry at suburban square
610-649-0313. ...Read more

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I had perianal abscess surgery one month ago and my doctor said you don't have to take any medicine but my wound is not properly healed and suggested for sitz bath with betadine solution.

I had perianal abscess surgery one month ago and my doctor said you don't have to take any medicine but my wound is not properly healed and suggested for sitz bath with betadine solution.

Use warm soaks: Superficial abscesses not involving intraperitoneal area but rather perianal, when drained, can be managed without medicationsl. Rather warm soaks to area allow inflow of blood supply to enhance healing. Any source of warm soaks including baths will enhance healing of surgical site. ...Read more

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Doxycyline is an antibiotic that the e.R doctor prescribe fotr a abscess that I have on my inner thigh towards my vagina. The medicine makes me vomite?

Doxycycline: Doxycycline makes many people have nausea and vomiting. It is not an allergic reaction. There are probably other antibiotics that could be used that would not bother you. Enquire. Quite often just draining an abscess will fix it - no antibiotics required. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a mouth full of abscesses and the dentist in our town was closed so he went to the Dr and was givin a drug called Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) to treat HIV?

My boyfriend has a mouth full of abscesses and the dentist in our town was closed so he went to the Dr and was givin a drug called Vimovo (esomeprazole and naproxen) to treat HIV?

The question?: If your boyfriend has HIV, you need to take the proper precaution. He will also need to be under the care of someone who takes care of HIV and you need to be tested for STDs as well. Don't delay. ...Read more

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What's a spinal drug delivery system called?

What's a spinal drug delivery system called?

Pump: Usually an osmotic pump is inserted to distribute either morphine or Baclofen into the thecal sac within the spine. ...Read more

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Which drugs can be given for spinal stenosis?

Which drugs can be given for spinal stenosis?

Options: Spinal stenosis can be treated conservatively with physical therapy and lumbar epidural steroid injections. Your spine specialist can thoroughly evaluate you and help coordinate conservative care if appropriate. Surgery is usually helpful if all else fails. Check out spine-health. Com. ...Read more

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I heard that girls/women who take the drug "ecstacy" have traces of it in their spinal fluid for 30 years later. If true, could it impact offspring?

I heard that girls/women who take the drug "ecstacy" have traces of it in their spinal fluid for 30 years later. If true, could it impact offspring?

No but yes....: Generally speaking, a woman is born with all of the eggs she's going to have. That means they are all exposed to everything she puts into her body, especially drugs. It has nothing to do with whether it is sequestered in her spinal fluid; it is doing its damage at the time she takes the drugs. This is one of the inherent dangers of taking drugs. ...Read more

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After elapsing all other options (PT, Pain Medicine DR, meds) is removal of spinal hardware feasible option for pain as a result of a Kyphotic fusion?

After elapsing all other options (PT, Pain Medicine DR, meds) is removal of spinal hardware feasible option for pain as a result of a Kyphotic fusion?

That is a specific: Question for the Neurosurgeon, especially one familiar with your particular case. If you have exhausted all other options, as you have listed, then surgery would have to be the next viable step, given the severity of symptoms that you cannot live with. And that is an important distinction: you cannot live with this pain. Surgical options are almost always the last. ...Read more

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Plz sugst some exercise or medicine for sittng straight...My spinal chrd benfs when I m sittng or walkng...?

Plz sugst some exercise or medicine for sittng straight...My spinal chrd benfs when I m sittng or walkng...?

Core exercise: Core exercises are those that strengthen the trunk. These include exercises such as the "plank", "side plank"", "bridge". All are designed to strengthen the abs, obliques, and back muscles to help with that upright posture. Another is low rows that focus on rhomboids in the upper back. Most important is body awareness -just making a conscious effort yo stand / sit tall. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Ziegler
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Spinal Abscess (Definition)

Spinal abscess = spinal cord abscess (SCA) = accumulation of pus/ swelling on the spinal ...Read more