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How is a pelvic abscess after a hysterectomy treated?

How is a pelvic abscess after a hysterectomy treated?

Depends: The location and cause of the abscess is of importance and so is the reason for your hysterectomy. However, the basic approach is the same. The infection needs to be drained in some way, and antibiotics are needed but can't do the job alone is most cases. See your gyn surgeon if you suspect this problem. ...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 is the definition or description of: Pelvic abscess?

What is the definition or description of: Pelvic abscess?

Pelvic abscess: Pelvic abscess = Structure walled off by inflammatory tissue containing pus or fluid, located in the pelvic peritoneal cavity. ...Read more

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I did a search for diagnosis of some of my symptoms and came up with pelvic abscess. What do doctors look for to diagnose it?

I did a search for diagnosis of some of my symptoms and came up with pelvic abscess. What do doctors look for to diagnose it?

Atypical mass on xra: Pelvic abscesses are rare and due to the progression of a prior infection. Usually someone has a high fever, severe abdominal pain, and pain on exam. Masses or collections of pus can be seen on ultrasound or ct exam. Treatment is urgently needed if this is the correct diagnosis. Do not delay seeking treatment if you think you have an abscess. ...Read more

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What are the tests for pelvic abscess?

What are the tests for pelvic abscess?

History: And physical exam and probably a ct scan and appropriate lab studies will confirm if present and help direct the proper therapy as well as determine the cause and address that as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pelvic abscess?

What are the symptoms of a pelvic abscess?

Fever, Pain, Diarrhea: A pelvic abscess is a collection of pus that develops after an infection, such as perforated appendicitis, diverticulitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, crohn's disease, etc. Therefore, some of the symptoms may be related to the primary illness. However, common symptoms include fever, diarrhea, and a deep-seated pain in the pelvis. Rx will require antibiotics +/-drainage +/- rx of underlying prob. ...Read more

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Do I need to report pelvic abscess as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?

Do I need to report pelvic abscess as a long-term health condition, or does it go away after being treated?

Part of Med history: It usually does go away with treatment, but it remains as an important factor in your medical history. The fact that you have had a pelvic abscess would increase your risk for future infections, ectopic pregnancy, pelvic pain, and impaired fertility. Your doctors will be in a better position for future diagnosis and management by knowing all of your medical history. ...Read more

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Is a turnbull-cutait procedure still done for mutiple pelvic abscess complications as a last attempt to avoid permanent colostomy?

Is a turnbull-cutait procedure still done for mutiple pelvic abscess complications as a last attempt to avoid permanent colostomy?

For low rectal Ca: Turnbull-cutait rectal pull through procedure is done for low rectal cancers, other wise need permanent colostomy has 20 failure rate 6 % local recurrence is rarely done with advent of staple surgery, can get much better margins, less morboty ...Read more

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I was told I have a pelvic abscess, but they don't know from where or why? They said wait 1 mos for any changes and come back. Isn't it too long time?

I was told I have a pelvic abscess, but they don't know from where or why? They said wait 1 mos for any changes and come back. Isn't it too long time?

Suspicious: If you have a pelvic abscess, you should at least have been given antibiotics. Small abscesses can resolve with just antibiotics. Larger abscesses have to be drained either by surgery or by image guidance (ct or ultrasound). Waiting a month with antibiotics could be appropriate if the abscess is small. If you are not on antibiotics you should ask your dr about them. ...Read more

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I had a pelvic abscess drainage last year only to find out its back do I go for another operation?

Probably.: If you have a recurrence of a pelvic abcess, it could be life-threatening. It is likely causing significant pain. He should talk to your doctor about a hysterectomy if you are finished having children. ...Read more

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I'm recovering from major surgery to remove infected pelvic abscess. I almost died. Should I tell the guy and ask him to help pay?

No: Pelvic abscess mean you had a bad infection, and the physician did a lot of work to help you get rid of it. In the old days people died from the abscess. Instead of asking them to help pay, you should understand that the physician worked hard to save your life. ...Read more

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I had an hyster 2012 and after that I had the pelvic abscess that was drained 2013, now 2014 I discover the abscess is back however no pain or fever?

I had an hyster 2012 and after that I had the pelvic abscess that was drained 2013, now 2014 I discover the abscess is back however no pain or fever?

? Sterile abscess: It is possible that you have a sterile abscess, where there is just a collection of serous fluid from irritation, not from infection. If you are not having symptoms (you say no pain or fever), and lab counts do not indicate an ongoing infection, I would think twice and get a second opinion before I would intervene further and have it drained again. ...Read more

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Premature labor, endometritis, pelvic abscess. Can I have another baby later?

Premature labor, endometritis, pelvic abscess. Can I have another baby later?

Yes - but..: You may have pelvic adhesive disease and scarred endometrium. These could increase the risk of infertility and ectopic pregnancy or even miscarriage and preterm birth in future pregnancies. See an infertility specialist if unsuccessful in getting pregnant after 3-6 months and a maternal-fetal specialist if successful. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck! ...Read more

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Is there a difference in pelvic abscess and a stricture of the bowel after ileostomy reversal surgery?

Is there a difference in pelvic abscess and a stricture of the bowel after ileostomy reversal surgery?

Yes: Following reversal the bowel is reconnected and dropped back inside. If the new connection leaks or bacteria gets in, an abscess can form causing pain /fever (treated with antibiotics, drainage or more surgery). This and other problems like mild infections, scarring, kinking, recurrent disease, etc, can cause strictures (narrowing). If severe, that causes partial blockage, bloating, pain. ...Read more

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Hi. I had a pelvic abscess drainage about a month ago. Now the wound feels hard and I get little pains it also feels warm but no fever. Is it normal?

Hi. I had a pelvic abscess drainage about a month ago. Now the wound feels hard and I get little pains it also feels warm but no fever. Is it normal?

Can be: Scar tissue can form after drainage of an abscess and that could be the firm area that you are feeling and could cause some pain but the only way to know for sure would be to have an exam. Be safe. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Dark brown blood for 4 days after period. Is this normal. Been having it since pelvic abscess for 4 years ago that was in fallopian tubes. Any link?

See an OB/GYN: It is unlikely this is related to a pelvic abscess you had 4 yrs ago but nothing is impossible. Strongly suggest you go and be seen, examined and diagnosed by somebody face to face. ...Read more

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Why would an abscess form one year after hysterectomy?

Unsure: By a few weeks after a hysterectomy, the recovery is generally complete. An abscess that forms a year after a hysterectomy is probably not related to the hysterectomy. ...Read more

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When should a hysterectomy be done for pelvic pain?

When should a hysterectomy be done for pelvic pain?

Multiple indications.: If 1) pain is chronic and interfering with normal activities, sexual functioning, mood, and/or relationships, 2)conservative measures like birth control pills have failed, and 3) no future fertility is desired, then a hysterectomy can be considered. For some diseases, like endometriosis, a hysterectomy is the only definitive cure. ...Read more

Dr. Terry Simpson
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Pelvic Abscess (Definition)

Pelvic abscess = Structure walled off by inflammatory tissue containing pus or fluid, located in ...Read more


Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Hysterectomy (Definition)

The entire uterus (womb), cervix, the part protruding into the vagina, and ...Read more