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My father was diagnosed with brain abscess. What does this mean?

My father was diagnosed with brain abscess. What does this mean?

Brain Infection: Brain abscesses are infections in the brain. Like a boil on skin. Bacteria and fungi are the most likely causes. Treated with antibiotics and when necessary drainage. Bugs get into brain from blood flow, sinus infections and through fractures. ...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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What does having brain abscess mean?

What does having brain abscess mean?

Infection: Having a brain abscess meanse having a circumscribed infection or bacteria or fungus in a part of the brain. People can manifest with confusion, fever, headache, vomiting, or seizures. Once this is diagnosed, it usually requires hospitalization in order to start IV antibiotics and to identify the specific organism(e.g. Bug) causing the infection. ...Read more

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Treatment options for brain abscess? Thanks!

Treatment options for brain abscess? Thanks!

Usually surgery: Most brain abscesses require surgery in addition to intravenous antibiotics for several weeks. Rarely, they can be treated with IV antibiotics alone if they are very small in size. Patients with brain abscesses need to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about brain abscess and do I need neurosurgery?

Can you tell me about brain abscess and do I need neurosurgery?

Abscess: If you have the thought that you have this you should definitely see a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if you have a brain abscess?

How does the doctor know if you have a brain abscess?

Exam/CT: After performing an exam and gaining a suspicion, one's doctor may then order a ct scan or MRI to evaluate for an abscess, tumor or infection. ...Read more

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Could a brain abscess lead me to vomit after eating?

Could a brain abscess lead me to vomit after eating?

Yes: Some symptoms of brain abscess include headache and neck stiffness. If intracranial pressure is increased, you can have vomiting. However, there are many other reasons why you might vomit after a meal. ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of brain abscess?

What are the real symptoms of brain abscess?

Headaches: Headaches are very common symptom of brain abscess, but can be associated with many conditions. Fever, visual disturbance, nausea and vomiting are some other symptoms. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could you feel a brain abscess on the skull?

Brain symptoms: If one were to get an infection in the scalp and that infection was to erode through the skull and into the brain, one would be able to theoretically feel that. In general when one gets a brain abscess they present with headache or seizure. ...Read more

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If i had neuro-lyme disease and also a brain abscess from a sinus abscess, what would the symptoms be like?

If i had neuro-lyme disease and also a brain abscess from a sinus abscess, what would the symptoms be like?

Hypothetical: Do you have confirmed lyme disease or is there suspicion that you could potentially have? Do you also have a confirmed sinus abscess or instead do you have a garden variety sinus infection? Lyme should be vigorously treated with appropriate antibiotics. By the way, it could mimic ms symptoms on occasion, but could also look like motor neuron type of disease. Strongly urge infectious disease dr. ...Read more

Dr. Larry Armstrong
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Brain Abscess (Definition)

A brain abscess is a collection of pus in the brain that is usually due to a bacterial or fungal infection. The infection causes swelling and irritation, which causes dead cells and other material to gather in an area of the brain, ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more