Abscess after appendectomy

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After the 2nd surgery I ended up in SICU where they started giving me TPN and things I've never needed in my life such as Albumine and Insulin. Is this commonplace after an appendectomy or was I suffering from malnutrition.
I would say that it's time to get another opinion. Because after 2 months and she is still not healed, then something else is going on. It is possible that she could have developed an abscess underneath her incision that prevented it from healing properly; it could be infected. If your current doctor isn't willing to help her, then find another one ASAP.
The surgeon did an open surgery, and I stayed at the hospital for 5 days on antibiotic IV, followed by oral antibiotics after I was discharged. 2 weeks after the appendectomy, I was re-admitted for an abscess in my lower abdomen, about the size of a grapefruit, it was drained successfully (5 more days hospitalization), and I believe it hasn't come back - the hospital did a CBC blood count test a week after I was discharged and it turned out normal.
My 9 year old had a Appendectomy a month ago and after a week in the hospital he's still not having much physical activity and still reating for the most part. This morning he started having a bad stomach ache and it's been off and on all day. Could this have anything to do with his Appendcitus?
CAT Scan revealed the absence of abcesses or surg wound infections. The low grades resolved after heavy po a/b therapy. NOW, for the last 4 wks I have had constant mid-lower abd dull, achey pain (cramping), peaking when I eat, when I need to have BM, and AFTER the BM (get's real bad). I also have bad allergies, and when I have an asthma episode, or breathe, sneeze or cough hard, it triggers these abd cramps.
I ran across this forum by accident. I was looking up possible appendectomy complications. I sure hope somebody out there can help me! I had an emergency appendectomy three weeks ago today after going to the ER with severe lower abdominal pain. The surgeon told me there was alot of free blood and debris in my lower pelvic/abdominal area, but that the appendix only looked bad on the outside - the inside was fine. After five days in the hospital, I was sent home without complications.
X-ray and CT scan completed on Oct 26 and found abscess on his lower abdomen pelvis area size of tennis ball. Docs say they cannot reach there to drain so they just put him in IV antibiotic (Zosyn) and IV fluid. The antibiotic is given every 6 hours. He can’t (not allowed) to take food/drinks by mouth. When we asked the doctor about draining the pus out he said your body will absorb it. My friend is stable with pain med, gets diarrhea. I am concerned they are not taking the abscess out.
To the other people that I saw commenting on this when you posted it previously, this is sometimes done. Sometimes the doctor will give you the antibiotic therapy and then wait to take out the appendix until it has "calmed down" a little bit. You really need to ask your doctor which exercises you can do. Without knowing your exact situation we don't know what to recommend. I would call your doctor and ask them this.
during the colon resection, the surgeon noticed a large amount of adhesions in the area of a prior appendectomy surgery and attempted to clean up the adhesions. The report was that less than 2 feet of the colon was removed, all the cancer was removed and my husband is cancer free...however after two weeks and various attempts my husband had not had bowel activity...it was determined that there was a blockage in the area on the small intestine..
When I went back for my 4 wk checkup the doctor asked me a lot of questions, one was if I had a period and I told him yes. He then informed me that some women do have periods after a hysterectomy. AFTER HAVING A 2ND PERIOD SINCE SURGERY I AM WONDERING IF THIS IS NORMAL OR NOT????? Everyone says it isn't.
A few days ago my friends daughter had an appendectomy using a procedure that used her navel to access and subsequentally remove an infected appendix. Just before the extraction was completed the appendix was dropped inside the abdominal cavity.The surgeon then opened her up from the navel to the pubic bone to look for it but could not find it. The attending anaethestist advised that after three hours looking for it she would have to brought round which she was.
I appreciate the feedback on what they did about the abscess that was found when she came back to the hospital post-appendectomy. Now, the removal of the abscess and wound bandage changing is not enough. When they dealt with the abscess, they also needed to DRAIN the for-sure fluids that have collected in her abdomen AND they needed to DISINFECT the abdominal cavity, and then they should have put her in the ICU for 24-hr monitoring of her temperature, swelling, and signs of sepsis.
I personally am concerned about a large scar I acquired 3 years after her birth that runs mid-line from belly button to pelvis (an emergency appendectomy...). I'm concerned that with this baby there is going to be pulling at that scar site when I get larger... does anyone else have a scar like this? Does it hurt during pregnancy? Is there any concern about scars that large, not caused from a c-section or if a c-section was done mid-line not bikini cut?
It focuses right above the appendix at a place called McBurney's point. This most often occurs 12 to 24 hours after the illness starts. If your appendix breaks open (ruptures), you may have less pain for a short time and you may feel better. However, once the lining of your abdominal cavity becomes swollen and infected (a condition called peritonitis), the pain gets worse and you become sicker. Your pain may be worse when you walk or cough.
On July 2 he returned to the ER with severe lower back pain, and he thought he was constipated. After a CT it was determined he had an abcess between his bowel and bladder. He was placed in the PICU until a second surgeon came in. After speaking with the second surgeon, they performed surgery to drain the abcess and placed 2 JP drains in his cavity on the night of the 2nd. After the surgery the doctor said she removed hard stool from the cavity probably left over from the first surgery.
All workups are negative minus some mild nondescript inflammation on sigmoidoscopy. After routine blood testing for another issue, my ALP came back elevated. It is about 20-50 points more than the upper reference range. I think had a fractionation study where the source was determined intestinal rather than bone related. The elevations were seen in the 1 and 2 fractions. My GGT was also elevated about 2X the normal upper limit.
In early November, I was hospitalized for diverticulitis but after a colonoscopy on Wednesday revealed a completely normal, clear bowel, I'm left wondering what I actually had during my three day hospitalization. Here is a breakdown of events leading to the hospitalization: I started having mild sharp, stabbing pains in my lower left abdomen around June. It was sparatic in nature and lasted for maybe a few minutes. I assumed it was due to gas, constipation or womanly issues.
The EMG should be done after at least 3 weeks after the surgery/onset of the weakness. What kind of improvement if any have you noticed since then? I'm very much interested in learning about your case and the results of your EMG. Please don't hesitate to post updates. If youlive near Cleveland and would like to be evaluated here at CCF, please call 1-800-CCF CARE.
I feel like my pain starts a week before my period and lasts until a week after. I seem to go between having diarhea and being constipated all the time. Since I have taken medicine for my stomach though, the diarhea has mostly gone away. I have had several ultrasounds where there is free fluid in my abdomin. They always tell me I probably had a cyst burst, but I dont think thats what happened. Can free fluid on ultrasound be caused by endometriosis? I have read surgery can cause endometriosis.
The EMG should be done after at least 3 weeks after the surgery/onset of the weakness. What kind of improvement if any have you noticed since then? I'm very much interested in learning about your case and the results of your EMG. Please don't hesitate to post updates. If youlive near Cleveland and would like to be evaluated here at CCF, please call 1-800-CCF CARE.
5-10% incidence quoted). I don't have the number for appendectomy but I'm sure the figure is lower. The nerve usually is inadvertently damaged (either cut, snared by suture, stretch or pressure from retractors) during the procedure. Post op complication such as a large blood clot (iliacus hematoma) can also injure the nerve. Infection (abscess) my develop post op and cause injury.
In 1992, I went into surgery for what the doctors thought was going to be an appendectomy. Upon further examination during the operation, it was revealed that I had a diverticulum sac that had ruptured and was leaking on my appendix causing the appendix to react. The appendix was removed and the "offending" piece of intestine was removed and the two ends were sewn up. I spent 7 days in the hospital (most of which spent with an NG tube...I really dislike that) and was released.
I've always been in pretty good health until I had an appendectomy three years ago after the birth of my third child. This last year was a pretty bad year and I began to get heart palpitations and then the stomach pains. It's a good idea to bring my husband with me to the Gastoenterologist when I go. I'll ask him. He's taken so much time off right now because of my surgery, I hope his work would let him go. I'm sure this is a mild case of Crohns if that is indeed what it is.
i have the same pain under my right ribcage.. It becomes unbearable after 10/15 mins of running, whether i have eaten or not... Other than that am in good physical shape, need to know it just a simple thing, because its been going on for over a year. Doesn't occur at any other time than at peak exertion (soccer training fine)???
How long does it take? Can you go back to normal living soon after? Painful? and does it leave a scar? Thanks!
I was telling my husband about it and he looked at me like i was nuts..lol. I notice after it happens i feel like i have to urinate and after i do it goes away for a bit. So i thought it might have something to do with my bladder. Has anyone else experienced that?
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