Abscess colon

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Avatar n tn within three days i was in the hospital for a week, CT scan showed a colon abscess, i dodged emergency surgery and responded to IV antibiotics. now i'm two months out of the hospital and a GI and surgical followup recommends bowel resection. i've read that the bowel does not repair itself. what should i do? also could the abscess have actually been caused by the colonoscopy. thanks.
Avatar n tn My husband had his colon, rectum, & anus removed 4 weeks ago. He has an abscess in the rectum area. The Intervention Radiology department put in a drain and he is taking antibiotics. Do you think that an abscess can be conquered? This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/587000'>vitamins</a>.
Avatar n tn Hello - thanks for asking your question. You are describing an abdominal abscess, multiple surgeries for colon cancer and subsequent complications (adhesions), diarrhea, and a deep venous thrombosis. Regarding the abdominal abscess, the surgeon would be the primary physician taking care of this. Surgical therapy is the mainstay for abdominal abscesses. Antibiotics are normally used as secondary role.
Avatar n tn my dad who is 80 has had colon surgery. he did well for 3 days, and developed a lung infection. they had to re-operate because he got an infection. he has now been in icu for the last 3 weeks with 6 drains for abcesses. now they have discovered another abcess on his liver. they have been treating this with antibotics for the last 3 weeks. what can I expect. the impression I am getting from the doctors is to expect the worst, that he may not make it. please I need answers .
Avatar f tn The doctor didn't find any tumors but the biopsies came up with the following. Does this look serious? The colon biopsies identified in ascending and transverse regions do show mild increase in lymphocytes. within the lamina propria there is an occasional eosinophil and neutrophil. the neutrophils rarely extend into the ipithelium, and there is not crypt abscess formation.
Avatar f tn I have has a recurring burning sensation in my colon area (lower left abdomen) for a while. It comes and goes. For the last couple weeks it's been more often and hurts a little more. And for the past couple of days, it's been unbearable. I have IBS and have had some constipation here and there. I had my gall bladder out about 8 yrs ago. Other than that I'm not sure what to do. It hurts alot.
Avatar m tn still suffer tiredness and aches Last 6 weeks have dull to sharp pain, sometimes pulsating, around sigmoid colon area (left, below naval, very specifically located). Muscle pain also around left hip area. Rumbling stomach. Often thin stools, no blood, some occasional diarrhea. Blood work normal. Ultrasound showed nothing unusual. I'm having a CT scan this week. What are the likely causes of this? I have no history of colon cancer in my family.
Avatar n tn Hi I am a 46 years old male, I am healthy, I never smoked, I drink moderately. I have recently had a wide local excision and a sentinel nodes biopsy. I had a 2.5mm black spot on my back that was removed. the result was no problem with the skin on the back (2cm per side were taken) and 2 out of the 3 lymphnodes were ok while one had something (not sure how much). Then went for CT SCAN and I had a surgery scheduled to remove some more lymphnodes (chest area).
Avatar m tn Even though I was under medical care for all this time I still experienced a leak in my colon. Luckily, the abscess had its own wall which protected me from dire consequences. It was the size of a baseball. After 3 weeks of recovery I'll be going in for resection. Forget waiting for your next DR visit. Time is of the essence DO IT NOW!!! Find a colorectal surgeon who can offer the laparoscopic option.
Avatar n tn On October ct scan there is less inflammatory but persistent thickened loop of sigmoid colon and persistant mild diverticulitis. I have sigmoid colon removal surgery scheduled soon. Am I making the right choice? Gastroenterologist seemed sure... Surgeon is leaving it up to me.I still have small amount of daily pain and bowel movements are often long snake shaped.
Avatar n tn It has been four months since my dad has had his colon removed. He is currently goes to the bathroom ~7-8 times a day and at night ~5-6 times a day since he's been without imodium. And he has been getting stomach aches and is anal area hurts from going to the bathroom so often. Does anyone have any advice on how to alleviate the pain, suggestions for diet, or share their experiences and what kind of medications they took and for how long you had to keep taking it?
Avatar n tn My father recently underwent colon resection for colon cancer, he is about 8 weeks out the cancer was found in a few of the surrounding lymph nodes but the surgeon thinks he got it all with the surgery but is recommending chemotherapy....in the meantime, he has developed an abdomina abscess and has drainage along the long suture line and the CT scan of abdomen and lungs showed a mass of the thyroid. He had a PET scan done last week which came back clear revealing no signs of cancer.
Avatar n tn In July 2001 I had emergency surgery for a burst appendix, but once 'in'the surgeon also found an abscess the size of a grapefruit and that my colon had ruptured. 5 hour surgery, one week hospital stay and a scar a good 12 inches long. My question - a) should I still be having stomach aches, my surgeon's english was not good enough for him to really explain my condition and my doctor just keeps giving me more painkillers and b) anyone know how on earth I can make this hideous scar less obvious.
Avatar m tn My husband had 12" of colon removed 2 years ago. Then 9 months later he had a fistula from bladder to colon repaired. He has had problems with gas and indigestion ever since. During the day he spends quite a bit of time in the bathroom battling gas pains or diarrhea. Way too many nights the pain is so bad it wakes him up. He can't remember when the last time he felt he had a good night's sleep undisturbed by intestine discomfort.
Avatar f tn My son had two brain surgeries to aspirate an abscess in the right frontal lobe of his brain. After the first, the encapsulation was not reached by the meds and the abscess grew larger, so a 2nd, more invasive surgery was done. This worked and he was on a regimen of antibiotics for 7 weeks and we have just learned that he needs to go back on an antibiotic, clindamycin, for the remaining year due to a slow growing bacteria that was found.
1399580 tn?1281236418 After my husbands colon resection, he developed multiple abscess' on his left side for a period of about 6 months. He was hospitalized three different times. It has been about nine monthes since his illestomy take down, at that time the Dr. was not sure that a very small "sac" may have encapsulated. Last week he was hospitalized for fives days due to another abscess.
1399580 tn?1281236418 After my husbands colon resection, he developed abscess on his left side for a period of about 6 months. He was hospitalized three different times. It has been about nine monthes since his illestomy take down, at that time the Dr. was not sure that a very small "sac" may have encapsulated. Last week he was hospitalized due to another abscess. Is it possible that after this long that the "encapsulated abscess" somehow started to grow and cause problems?
Avatar n tn or almost tube-like swelling from the end of my genitals to my anus, on the left side, following perhaps the exact shape of the sigmoid colon. this is so painful i havent been able to walk, sit, or lay right. im crying when im sleeping because it hurts so much, and i have trouble resting at all. i have no blood in my stool, no mucus, my BM's aren't irregular or hard. please help me! i am in so much pain. im making doctors appnt today.
Avatar m tn my husband 60 years old had a colon surgery and gallbladder surgery as well. He has been diagnosed with colon cancer lll b. The surgery was a month from today (6-8-13). He's being prepared to start chemo in about two weeks from today. After his surgery, he has experimenting heavy night sweats, shortness of breath, and coughing. Are the night sweats a consequence of the colon surgery? he sweats every night, wetting the bed. My a/c is working fine, and the house environment is fresh and cool.
Avatar n tn I had me colon removed because of the cronic constipation and bloating and pain 6and feet gone! I now am tired all the time and have constipation any help please!!!
Avatar n tn 31yr old male had abdominal pain, fatigue,nausea, starting in early may was seen by several doctors was finally given a ct scan which showed colon inflammation, and a Intra-Abdominal Abscess which was drained and tested for bacteria everything came back normal and i was sent home after a couple days.
Avatar f tn They did not find a fistula and just further drained my abscess. Every time I stop antibiotics the abscess recurs. I had a second MRI recently and they thought they saw a fistula track. I went back in for surgery. They did not find a fistula, but they found a track coming from the abscess that they closed with an anorectal advancement flap. I was in a lot of pain post surgery but then started to feel better. I was still on antibiotics.
Avatar f tn When I get x-ray's they show tons of liquid throughout my entire colon which won't move through the colon. I've tried everything, same as you, and not much relief from anything. One thing that does somewhat help is eating a very low fiber diet just so that there is less stuff having to pass through the colon. Good luck.
1399580 tn?1281236418 After my husbands colon resection, he developed multiple abscess' on his left side for a period of about 6 months. He was hospitalized three different times. It has been about nine monthes since his illestomy take down, at that time the Dr. was not sure that a very small "sac" may have encapsulated. Last week he was hospitalized for fives days due to another abscess. He had four CT scans, numerous blood tests and was treated with anitbiotics.
Avatar n tn I also have a constant pain in my colon, as if I need to have a bowel movement. I was tested for STDs and a UTI, but my urine and blood tests came back normal. I was prescribed antibiotics at the time of my initial visit as a precautionary measure, but to no avail. Is it possible the tests were wrong? My wife also was tested for STDs and UTI; her tests also came back normal. What do you suggest?
Avatar n tn suggesting one, and now I am extremely worried that my change in BM's even though they occurred at the same time as the divertic. is a sign I have colon cancer. I realize that the divertic can mimic colon cancer on ct, but what really are the chances of that , and what do you think is causing the change is bms? Can diverticulosis cause a bm change? Also I know that I have at least one external hemmerhoid. Im not having any other typical cc symptoms, no pain, bleeding, fatigue etc. Thoughts?
Avatar m tn - Abnormal connections that form between different parts of the colon or between the colon and another body area (fistula) - Abscess (pocket filled with pus or infection) - Hole or tear in the colon (perforation) - Narrowed area in the colon (stricture)
Avatar n tn I recently had a dicerticulosis attack where an abscess formed in mty colon and it was drained out by Intervention Radiology then a repeat ct scan 2 weeks later and it showed resolve they recommend surgery after it heals so my sutgery thought mid february the ct scan was done 11/14 and 11/26 do you recommend a colonoscopy before the surgery to give to my surgeon
Avatar m tn If it is not treated, it may actually perforate. There can be an abscess or the highly bacteria-laden material of the large colon can spill into the abdominopelvic cavity. These are life-threatening conditions. My mom lived through it.
Avatar f tn It could also be due to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), malabsorption, inflammatory bowel diseases and various infections of the colon. Anything that irritates the under surface of the diaphragm can cause frequent burping, like liver abscess, hepatitis or peritonitis. Blood tests will help detect infections, besides stool examination which will reveal fat malabsorption.