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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Spinal Cord Abscess

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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 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 the side effects of taking ditropan (oxybutynin) for two years (related to neurogenic bladder from spinal cord injury)?

What are the side effects of taking ditropan (oxybutynin) for two years (related to neurogenic bladder from spinal cord injury)?

Assume long term?: Long term there are studies that suggest a correlation with dementia. Neurogenic bladder often has a retention component and Detrol (tolterodine) will worsen this so regular re evaluation is important. ...Read more

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CRPS- L foot. On meds, physio- working in part, PM dr- spinal cord stimulation might work. Mild CRPS, but meds side effects horrible. SCS- good idea?

CRPS- L foot. On meds, physio- working in part, PM dr- spinal cord stimulation might work. Mild CRPS, but meds side effects horrible. SCS- good idea?

Consider sympathetic: Consider sympathetic blocks if you have not had that. You need to see a physician who has expertise in doing these blocks, to see if it can do anything to help relieve your chronic pain ...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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What are the side effects of pulling out a tooth that has an abscess?

Soreness: You should be sore for a few days. Then it should start to feel better and better. Use ice immediatly afgter the procedure. ...Read more

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I have an abscessed tooth, what can the side effects be?

I have an abscessed tooth, what can the side effects be?

Tooth Abscess: If one has a tooth abscess, they should see their dentist immediately for treatment. An abscess can cause bacteria to get into your blood stream which can have many disastrous effects including heart problems or the abscess can lead to a serious neck infection. Antibiotics are needed to calm down the infection which can then be followed by a root canal or removal of the tooth. ...Read more

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What you suppose to do after subcutaneous gluteal cellulitis abscess drainage? On bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).What to watch out for of side effects also? Thank you drs.

What you suppose to do after subcutaneous gluteal cellulitis abscess drainage? On bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).What to watch out for of side effects also? Thank you drs.

Wound care: Make sure the wound stays clean and moist, and if it was drained surgically, change the packing at least daily. Watch out for return if the red skin surrounding the area. Watch out for fevers. Make sure to follow up with the doctor that is treating you, or your primary care within a week or so. Sooner if you get worse. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a spinal block for a c section?

What are the side effects of a spinal block for a c section?

Please discuss with : Your anethesia doc that doc will go over all possible complications, for the average person the risks are very low ! and spinal is much safer almost always than going to sleep. ...Read more