Abscess after appendicitis

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Avatar n tn If the appendix ruptures and walls off into an abscess, it may not require emergency surgery; if the abscess is small enough, antibiotics alone may do the trick. If it's larger, then it may need draining. Under these circumstances, it may be elected to put off the actual removal of the appendix until the infection subsides; that way, you don't risk spreading the infection around within the abdomen. After it subsides, the appendix is later removed, to prevent the whole thing from happening again.
Avatar f tn My appendix burst in February (7 months after my TAH-BSO and tumor removal). My tumor had a lot of elements that looked very....malignant (eg. mural nodule anaplastic carcinoma, 6-10mm "microinvasion", extensive intraepithelial carcinoma...). They told me it was all okay and go live my life. Which I did for a while until in October I started to have symptoms again. They patted me on the head and said you're 98% cured. Go home and eat more fibre. My appendix ruptured.
Avatar f tn This discussion is related to Problems after bowel resection. In February 2006 I had an emergency bowel resection. For no apparent reason, a large portion of my small intestine had twisted and the blood supply to my intestine had been cut off and died. About 40% of my small intestine (ileum and ileocecal valve) had to be removed. For the next 2-3 months I had horrible diarrhea after everything I ate. Within one week I went from 135 lbs. to 115 lbs.
1361959 tn?1277687317 For the past 2 years I have had pain in my lower right abdomen, almost close to the inside of my hip bone. It began like appendicitis, fever throwing up but the doctors couldnt see anything on ultrasound so they left it alone and called it a pulled muscle. It started out aching (even into my back as would be if you were on your period), progressively it felt like it was burning me on the inside and as if an organ was being stretched out like a balloon.
Avatar f tn sounds like you were suffering from post op ileus (lazy bowel) due to a terrible appendicitis and abdominal abscess sepsis (infection) rare but not unheard of after gangrenous appendicitis hope u r now better!
Avatar m tn I first had a fever (I have no idea how high) and a severe body pain. And after a day at midnight i woke up having an abdominal pain and felt like i should take a dump. So , i went to the toilet and tried very hard. But, couldnt.I vomited (very little).And then i slept. I had no pain in the other morning but had fever in the afternoon.And then the next day, i started feeling pain in the right side of the lower abdomen (Morning). Atnight, I also devoloped a swollen tonsils and i couldnt eat.
Avatar f tn Sorry I couldn't find a forum for Appendicitis anywhere on this website which I found bizarre. My husband had an emergency appendectomy on 26th Jan. It was laporoscopic surgery and they also found an abcess that was infected so he had a drain attached to him in hospital for 4 days to drain all the toxins out. They sent him home 30th Jan for a weeks rest and antibiotics to take. I had to take him back to emergency 8th feb as he had high fevers and pain in the same area.
Avatar n tn It was on the floor so I bent down and picked it up, maybe not with the best form. Right after picking it up, I could feel a sudden slight pain around the right of my belly button / in my lower-right quadrant. The pain got slightly better each day until today when I was bent down on one knee and then stood up, this time without any additional weight. I am not having any problems with appetite, bowel movements, fever, etc.
671285 tn?1292663761 I was lucky to get an appiontment with the doctor after I had made this scary post on the forum. After a thorough examination it turns out that I severely pulled a stomach muscle while moving into our new place. So, I have been given some pain medication to use incase the pain worsens. Right now, with a little rest and relaxation, I've been feeling much better. And I haven't even used the medicine yet.
Avatar m tn Are there any accompanying symptoms such as bowel issues, types of food you've eaten? I wouldn't necessarily rule out appendix issues either - The symptoms of appendicitis can vary. It can be hard to diagnose appendicitis in young children, the elderly, and women of childbearing age. The first symptom is often pain around your belly button. (See: Abdominal pain) The pain may be minor at first, but it becomes more sharp and severe.
Avatar f tn For a few months now, I've been experiencing a painful stabbing/tugging feeling behind and around my belly button. It usually occurs a couple hours after I've eaten and it lasts for a few days and then stops. After a couple of weeks, the pattern begins again. It feels a bit like stabbing, but also kind of like all of the insides right behind my belly button are being crushed in someone's fist and then aggressively tugged on.
203342 tn?1328740807 Thanks. I've been having problems with I think my diaphragm too so maybe it is intestinal. When I bend over I feel like my colon kinks up or something and I have to quickly straighten back up again and I'll feel it relax. I'm assuming it's my diaphragm. And I don't have to worry about appendicitis because I had my appendix out 4 years ago. One less thing to worry about! I did have a colon resection almost 2 years because I had a constriction so maybe things are acting up again.
Avatar n tn Hi Welcome to the forum! Lower right abdomen pain is commonly due to appendicitis. The pain, can at times come and go and not give the classic picture. Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, infection in kidney, kidney stones, constipation, ovary involvement in women, ectopic pregnancy in women, mesentry involvement, and an abscess in rectus abdominis muscle or psoas muscle can all cause lower right abdomen pain.
Avatar f tn I've always been irregular but the last time i had my period i had it for almost 2 months so i took some birth control pills to stop it, after that i started having really bad pain on my lower stomach it felt like cramps but really worse, last night i couldn't get my self to sleep because of the pain and this has never happened to me before and its getting worse and worse everyday and im scared that it might be something serious. Can someone tell me what they think might be?
Avatar f tn Some of the common causes of pain in abdomen are hepatitis or hepatic abscess, cholecystitis, perforated duodenal ulcers, appendicitis, diverticulitis, adenitis, abdominal abscess or hematoma, inflammatory bowel disease etc apart from the gynecological causes. You must consult a gastroenterologist as soon as possible for proper examination with tests like ultrasound, blood tests, biochemical tests etc.
Avatar f tn For anyone else going through this same issue. Went to the ER after pain kept rising and belly button popped out. After an ultrasound and high white blood count, I was diagnosed with a infected cyst and a very small hernia. I will be having surgery next week for it.
Avatar f tn He says the pain is worse when he's been sitting for a while, but is not dependent on the food he eats. His doctors is very inattentive and it's preventing him from going back after his last appointment. He had a chest X-ray to see if it was a muscle or skeletal problem, but the X-ray showed nothing abnormal. We thought it might be gallstones, but assume the X-ray would have showed those and the doctor didn't seem to think that was the problem.
Avatar m tn 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. The prognosis now given is that the body will 'get rid of it'. If that is the case why spend three hours looking for it? Furthermore, my understanding is that this is very serious indeed.
Avatar m tn Sometimes I get cramps and at times have stomach pain after I eat. The pain around my bellybutton is like sometihing is there like an unconfortable feeling and a burning sensation. At times it feels like a pulling pain. Over the years I have had CT scans and xrays that show nothing. I have had three abdominal surgeries. One of which was a abdominal hernia repair.
Avatar n tn lady 36 year old,i want to ask what is the medicine for my stomach rightside conected in my buttok very pain every night in 3 hour and i always burf after 3 hours no more pain always like that every night i go see doctor 3 times they said no infection its nothing they said they just give me medicine but its not work i hope you can help please thank you so much.
Avatar f tn My daughter had her appendix out 11/30/11. She had open surgery after they attempted lap. She thought she was having problems with kidney stones again when she went to er. She was not nauseas at all. From the time she woke up from surgery the nausea has not left. She was in the hospital 4days nauseas the whole time and on antinausea meds still getting sick. The surgeon released her late Saturday. She called him after being released still throwing up. He advised her to stop taking pain meds.
Avatar f tn She told mild pelvic fluid could be due to appendicitis. I did my CT yesterday, a week after US. The report says normal appendix, moderately high pelvic fluid, adnexal cystic structure, ovaries not discretely visible due to fluid surrounding. When I googled, it all gives me sweats on possible cancer. I have lost every single family member on my maternal side, including mom few months back to the decease :(.
Avatar f tn Right upper abdominal pain can be due to cholecystitis (inflammation of gall bladder), stones in gall bladder, duodenal ulcer, abscess under the diaphragm, liver problems and abscess or due to duodenal ulcer. Right flank pain is generally due to kidney stones. Gall bladder problems have been ruled out in your case. Abscess should be seriously considered. Lower right abdomen pain is commonly due to appendicitis. The pain, can at times come and go and not give the classic picture.
Avatar n tn Hi, I am 33 yrs old with no prior history of stomach problems. Last month I had an appendectomy for a ruptured appendix. I believe I had the appendectomy not more than 12 hours after the appendix ruptured. 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.
1738210 tn?1310718850 It felt like a very bad bruise and went away after I rubbed it for a while but shortly after it came back again on it's own while I was pumping fudge out of a fudge warmer and I immediately stopped what I was doing to wrap my arms around my abdominal area for a bit and rubbed it away. As the night went on it showed up more frequently and for longer periods of time. VERY sharp pain to the touch for the first few rubs and presses and then turning into a dull pain.
Avatar n tn My WBC came back elevated at around 18. something. From there, they suspected Appendicitis so a CT scan was performed. My appendix however looked fine. My primary dr phoned me with results a few days later and asked me to come in and speak with him. My lymph nodes in my pelvic region were enlarged. At this point my dr was not concerned as he felt I could have had an acute infection. He did however repeat the CT in April to air on the side of caution.
Avatar m tn Actually started about 3 years ago - cause then was determined to be pancreatitus, however - after being treated for that, it still hurts just as bad between 2 and 3 days a week. But every time anyone checks enzyme levels of the pancreas, or dose a CAT scan, X-ray of the area, whatever - everything looks fine, absolutely nothing found that should cause any pain, but yet it is there - and sever. But what to even look at now.....
Avatar n tn I'm 41yrs old, otherwise in reasonable fitness and health but have been diagnosed with a ruptured appendix and have had a drain/antibiotic therapy to clear up the infection and resulting abscess. The appendix will be taken out in 4 weeks' time. What range of physical activity should I carry out in the interval? Would there be a risk of causing damage by lifting, bending, moderate gym exercise etc ? Thanks..
Avatar f tn Thursday morning I was in the ER, the completed an ultrasound on upper right to rule out gall bladdar, and a CT scan on lower abdomen for rule out appendicitis. They released me after IV fluids, diagnosing me with gastreolitis (diverticulosis was seen on CT but not inflamed). They told me to stop taking Cipro but to continue taking Leprax and Zofran.