Abscess drainage ct

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Avatar m tn While I was on interferon therapy and my resistance was low, I developed an abscess on my buttock that was drained and healed. For several months now I have had pain that feels deeper in the tissue, possibly in the ischeum. It has never come to a point and there is no drainage that I can detect. I cannot see any external signs of swelling or redness. Have not been feverish recently. Could this be an ischiorectal abscess or possibly pudental nerve pain?
Avatar m tn After major gallbladder surgery, 3 times size,infected, e-coli, after 7 days sent home even with constant low grade fever. 12 days home with low grade/high grade fever called Surgeon had Ct scan revealed 5.5x3.5x4.5 cm gallbladder e-coli fossa abscess. Interventional radiologist placed a french drain while i was under conscious sedation during CT Scan. Released after 4 days of Flagyl & Cipro. Home drainage was recorded at over 1000cc to 2000cc of brown liquid.
Avatar n tn ) After feeling the scalple slicing open my abscess, then the doctor found a previous abscess under that one and had to slice it open as well. After all of this, it was time to begin packing the wound with this stringgy gauze filled with antibiotic by using a small pair of sissors to do it. I felt everything! It felt like he was poking the abscess with the sharp sissor and then dragging it around the inside edges of the wound. Another very painful and tramatic experience!
Avatar n tn I have a patient complaining about toe numbness status post appendectomy with ct guided drainage of abscess. Healthy 25 year old with no other known medical conditions. Has anyone ever heard of this before?
Avatar f tn I have no fever, no stuffiness, no drainage no cold or flu for many months. I have a bad case of episcleritis for weeks and have been taking 800mg of ibuprofen and prednisolone drops in eyes every 2 hours. I had a CT and the Dr assistant only said there was slight evidence of sinusitis and they may prescribe antibiotics. I have several drug allergies and really don't want to take anything unless there is evidence of bacteria that this will help. Of course now they aren't even calling me back.
2085202 tn?1373203340 Pain has not let up but for some short intervals. In turn I had gotten a CT scan and an MRI of my abdomin and they discovered a small 10 mm cyst on my liver. I have also been experiencing pain in where my liver is supposedly located. My stools have also been a reddish brown color regularly for a very long time(never the regular darker brown that is normal) I'm so scared that i'm dying or that there is something possibly seriously wrong.
Avatar n tn Hello, This persistent abscess that does not get cleared with antibiotics is called Parulis as this elevated nodule is actually an opening of fistulous tract from some chronic abscess either in association with tooth (periapical abscess) or gum abscess or could be sinus in your case. As I can not do physical exam hence can not say for sure about the origin of the abscess. It needs x-ray and second opinion of a dentist who can examine.
Avatar n tn Yesterday my husband, aged 54yrs had drainage of an abscess? diagnosed following ct scan for a lump between anus and scotum which tripled in size over the previous week. Has been in pain since the May 08 followup colonoscopy which led to bleeding for 2 days, and then a month of ++ bleeding in September. Severe pain - on Tramal twice per day plus paracetamol 4 x day.
Avatar f tn I have just started seeing an allergist (he had been with National Jewish) who ordered a CT scan of the sinuses next time I was symptomatic. I had the CT scan yesterday and picked up the report today. My throat is killing me and I noticed today that my left tonsil has a fairly large swollen area near its base. The CT report said that I have pansinusitis with occlusion of the infundibular channels and sphenoethmodial recesses. How is this different than a simple sinus infection?
Avatar m tn On 5th day, at separate times, I eat white part of egg, banana, tomato soup, and meshed potatoes (little more than I should have). Later that day, I started vomiting and ended up in emergency room. CT scan found, Small bowel obstruction, left upper quadrant abscess cavity, ascities/suspiciuos for an abscess, and hiatal hernia ( I did not have hernia before!). Bowel decompression was performed. I was put back on full-liquid diet and put on i.v. antibiotics.
Avatar n tn It is often difficult and sometimes impossible to eradicate a lung abscess, without surgical drainage. As the surgeon indicated, this would be a high risk procedure but a decision against surgery also carries risk. You should seek another opinion regarding treatment of the abscess from another surgeon and/or a pediatric pulmonologist and you should request that the pulmonologist, the ID specialist and the surgeon convene to discuss the pros and cons of the available and feasible approaches.
Avatar f tn All these would need antibiotic cover and if it is abscess or infected cyst or filliculitis it would need drainage too. A fine needle biopsy of a CT scan can tell for sure what the lump is. Consult your doctor for this. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar f tn Hi Doc, I just need your help in interpreting the result of my father's ct scan.. Here it is: Presence of a 12mm thick-walled cystic mass within an atrophic right parotid gland with slightly ill-defined margins. The findings is suggestive of an abscess formation or an area of orgnized necrosis with edema in the adjcent subcutaneous tissues. A 55M hypodense nodule in the left lobe of the thyroid gland may represent a colloid cyst.
Avatar n tn You should also consider getting another opinion regarding management of the lung abscess, which is probably the source of staph in your daughter’s blood. It is often difficult and sometimes impossible to eradicate a lung abscess, without surgical drainage. As the surgeon indicated, this would be a high risk procedure but a decision against surgery also carries risk.
Avatar n tn Unfortunately, you are doing all you can with the abscess by keeping in close contact with the surgeon. Repeated CT scans are used to track the progression of the abscess. For the deep venous thrombosis, anticoagulation (blood thinning) should be done if there are no other complications contraindicating this (i.e. if the patient is prone to a GI bleed, then anticoagulants would not be suggested - an IVC filter could be placed instead).
Avatar n tn Hi. Thanks for writing in. An abscess is a localized collection of pus walled off from the rest of the body. It contains pus, which consists of inflammatory cells and decayed tissues. Most abscesses causes local pain and tenderness. A cyst is a fluid-filled cavity, which can present as an infected skin nodule. Both abscess and cyst can develop anywhere in the skin covering the body.
Avatar n tn My last period was in 2005. Have had close to 100 CT scans to check on the abscess/collection and each says pelvic organs unremarkable. Gynecologist wants to rpt. u/s in 3 mos.
Avatar n tn 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. What are the chances of the thyroid mass being Cancer? They are doing a fine needle biopsy of it on Monday. Just curious how accurate the PET scans really are? Thanks for your help.
Avatar f tn Typically cellulitis resolves with antibiotic therapy orally and unless her symptoms worsen with decreased vision or systemic issues (fever, weakness, mental status change), intravenous antibiotics and inpatient management would be the next step. Surgical management would be indicated if an abscess was noted on CT/MRI or if there is threat to the health of the eyeball with optic nerve compression. I would give the antibiotics some time to work before considering anything more aggressive.
Avatar f tn I was admitted to a local hospital and treated by a surgeon locally with IV antibiotics for 24hrs/5 days. Since then I have had 3 CT Scans the abscess has not completely gone away. I have had 2 vaginal bacterial infections the odor is terrible and it has been almost 6 months and I am still bleeding enough to wear a panty liner daily. Any suggestions. I would just like to be well again.
Avatar n tn I have not been smoking . I am finally feling better but I can still feel the opacity. I have had a ct scan and four x rays. So I guess what I am trying to ask is should I be worried.
Avatar m tn If and when there's reason to be concerned about an abscess, a CT would be the xray of choice.
579258 tn?1250652943 Please excuse my graphic description .. but the upper abscess had purulent drainage (pus) that rolled out of it and completely saturated a 4 x 4 piece of gauze. Now, just to be clear, I am able to handle a great deal of pain. Having lived and worked with migraines all my life, having given birth and had gallbladder attacks and surgery, I can take a lot. Even at the height of this abscess, the highest pain level was felt to be a 6. Last night upon arrival, my pain scale was a 7.
Avatar f tn It may take several weeks of antibiotics to treat. Drainage may be needed if the abscess is large. Evaluating the lung may be more difficult as there had been 2 prior surgeries, as scar tissue may obscure some areas. The previous surgeries may make her more likely to get infections if the normal drainage patterns of the lungs are affected by the previous treatment (if getting cough and phlegm seems routine for her, then this may be the case). The CT seems like a reasonable step to take.
Avatar n tn Aggressive treatment with antibiotics and drainage of any abscess in the mean time. It lowers the chances of losing intestine and having colostomy and surgery can be more predictable. Of course this also requires ct scans and on going care in the interim. Please people, if you don't have a medical background be careful how you answer these questions. I'm actually in the middle of this now. Was hospititalized for 11 days fighting abscess and treating it etc.
Avatar m tn You may not have been sick but local infections like dandruff or a dermatitis or ear infection or tooth infection too can cause a lymph node to swell and be tender. It could also be a folliculitis or an abscess. An infected cyst is also a possibility. A CT scan will be diagnostic and so also a clinical examination by a doctor. You may need antibiotics, anti inflammatory and probably incision and drainage or excision of the lump if it is an infected cyst.
Avatar f tn Can you please spell the name of the medication again that he is currently taking? Plantar abscess or foot abscess are seen in diabetic patients on the sole of the foot. Most of these abscesses occur due to infections at the sole of the foot. They are treated with surgical incision and drainage and the method used for incision is known as hilton’s method. http://chestofbooks.com/health/anatomy/Human-Body-Construction/Plantar-Abscess.
Avatar f tn Hi There can be several causes for a localized swelling in the buttocks, such as epidermal inclusion cyst, infected lipoma, abscess, boil/furuncle or fibroma. It would be difficult to diagnose without an examination. An abscess is a localized collection of pus walled off from the rest of the body. It contains pus, which consists of inflammatory cells and decayed tissues. Most abscesses causes local pain and tenderness.
Avatar n tn It can be an infected cyst or a hair follicle infection or an abscess or a tubercular abscess. You need to show this to a skin specialist and get a fine needle aspiration cytology done to find what the lump is. If it is tubercular, then it will need medical treatment for 6-9 months. If it is abscess or boil, it will need to be drained. It it is a cyst, it will need to be excised. Often doctors do a CT scan for diagnosis.
Avatar f tn The possibility of it being a varicose vein or an abscess or a boil is always there. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage without examining the lump. Do consult your doctor. The lump needs to be examined. Often, this alone leads to diagnosis. If not, then an aspiration of the lump followed by cytology or a CT scan will be diagnostic. The treatment will depend on the diagnosis and may vary from surgical excision to incision and drainage.