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Doctor insights on: Tubo Ovarian Abscess In Children

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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 difference between tubo ovarian complex vs tubo ovarian abscess?

What is the difference between tubo ovarian complex vs tubo ovarian abscess?

Not quite the same: A tubo-ovarian complex can be made up of ovarian cysts involving the far end (distal) end of the adherent Fallopian tube which does not appear to be infected. A tube ovarian abscess demonstrates evidence of an obvious closed infection involving both the Fallopian tube and the ovary. A tubo ovarian complex can also appear to be a tubo ovarian abscess on ultrasound ...Read more

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Would it be true to say that salpingitis is the same thing as a tubo ovarian abscess?

Would it be true to say that salpingitis is the same thing as a tubo ovarian abscess?

Yes and No: All tubo-ovarian abscess (toa) have salpingitis (inflammation/infection of the tube) but not all salpingitis have a toa. If left untreated, most salpingitis will turn into a toa. So yes they are related but not the same. ...Read more

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Can having a tubo ovarian abscess cause you to get ovarian cysts? Never had them before had mass pelvic sepsis, now have them. Is there a link?

Can having a tubo ovarian abscess cause you to get ovarian cysts? Never had them before had mass pelvic sepsis, now have them. Is there a link?

Yes: Yes if you had a massive tubo-ovarian abscess, depending on how it was treated, it could cause ongoing issues with ovarian cyst formation. I'm so sorry you're going through this. ...Read more

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Can pelvic ultrasound detect tubo ovarian abscess?

Can pelvic ultrasound detect tubo ovarian abscess?

Yes: In fact, pelvic ultrasound in the form of a transvaginal ultrasound (ultrasound probe placed in the vagina) is usually the study of choice to detect tubo-ovarian abscess. This study has a sensitivity (likelihood of detection) of very roughly 85%...But like any ultrasound study can vary based on the experience of the sonographer. ...Read more

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How to best prevent tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep or staph. I've had 2 in last 2 years.

How to best prevent tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep or staph. I've had 2 in last 2 years.

Just say no to sex: Having unprotected sex might be the biggest risk factor. I'd recommend always using a barrier (condom, cervical cap) anytime you decide to have intercourse. A thorough consult with your physician will provide more answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I had a tubo ovarian abcess from strep last year it didn't show up on blood tests. Why? Even though there was a lot of pus and I needed morphine.

When I had a tubo ovarian abcess from strep last year it didn't show up on blood tests. Why? Even though there was a lot of pus and I needed morphine.

You should be Happy: Tubo Ovarian abscess is usually capsulated in chronic cases and the pus is not in your belly. Anything that is not acute and leaking may not show in your blood tests. Also, sometimes we get treated partially by antibiotics that we take empirically and the abscess becomes quiet for some time to allow the infection to remain silent till the abscess becomes huge or spreads to neighboring organs. ...Read more

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Could drs mistake ovarian abscesses for appendicitis?

Could drs mistake ovarian abscesses for appendicitis?

Possible, but...: It is possible to have a difficulty in differentiating if the local pain and the related symptoms coming from right ovarian abscess or appendicitis, but such an odd gets to be very low with good history, physical exam, and modern imaging ability (like CT or MRI). To sort things out for good care, go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Thereby you can work better... ...Read more

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Can a hysterosalpingogram cause tubo-ovarian abscesses or pelvic inflammatory disease?

Yes: Although its uncommon, and generally only happens in cases of pre-existing tubal disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep from swimming with tampons in during period? Pool water soaks the tampon. Previous TOA too.

Is it possible to get a tubo ovarian abcess caused by strep from swimming with tampons in during period? Pool water soaks the tampon. Previous TOA too.

Possible vs. Likely: There's no evidence that swimming while on a period, or swimming with a tampon has any risk at all. Quite the contrary. I suppose if you swam in clearly contaminated water you might take a risk; swimming in a pool is safe. ...Read more

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Parotid gland abscess treatment in children?

Hospitalization: This is often treated with incision and drainage with accompanying intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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Got an ovarian cyst removed, can I still have children?

Got an ovarian cyst removed, can I still have children?

Many do: As long as you have one healthy ovary and tubes a pregnancy is possible. Removal of an ovarian cyst does not necessarily ruin the ovary it came from. ...Read more

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I have two children, one at 45, nursed, now 53, suddenly struck with ovarian discomfort and pressure, cramps? (celebate)

I have two children, one at 45, nursed, now 53, suddenly struck with ovarian discomfort and pressure, cramps? (celebate)

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Peripherally oriented ovarian follicles mean I can't have children?

Peripherally oriented ovarian follicles mean I can't have children?

No: This comment just locates the follicles in reference to the center of the ovary. Peripheral just means toward the outside, rather than a predominantly central or generalized pattern. ...Read more

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How do I tell my children I have stage 4 ovarian cancer?

How do I tell my children I have stage 4 ovarian cancer?

Be honest.: It's important to be honest with them. Cancer is understandably a shocking and emotionally taxing thing for everyone involved, so keeping everyone on the same page will allow you and your loved ones to support each other through difficult times. Keep them, as well as yourself, informed of all the amazing resources out there to help patients and their families cope with their situation. ...Read more

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Does abortions cause ovarian cancer I had six abortions in between six live and healthy children?

Does abortions cause ovarian cancer I had six abortions in between six live and healthy children?

That's a lot: Six is a lot of abortions, but sometimes we have to abort and destroy a baby fetus in order to prevent giving birth to a baby with genetic mutations. One's body does not get a higher chance of ovarian or breast cancer from abortions. A woman has a lower chance of these cancers if she spends more of her life being pregnant and breastfeeding afterwards... so having six kids can be a good thing. ...Read more

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Tubo Ovarian Abscess (Definition)

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