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Avatar m tn 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. Surgeon scheduled ERCP with Gastroenterologist 8 days after placement of drain.
Avatar n tn I have yet to see any improvement from taking the antibiotics, so I went to the ER yesterday where they attempted to do and Incision and Drainage procedure. Some of the abscess was soft, but a large part of it in the middle was still hard... ??? With making an incision, the doctor was able to squeeze a good portion of the abscess out... but there is still a fairly large sized lump there. There has been no drainage coming from the incision since she did this.
1657910 tn?1302375661 My doctor ordered cultures of the fluid to see what grows. Nothing every grows in my case. Yes it is a new abscess that delevoped in the same spot as the abscess that was surgically removed in Dec 2010. My surgeon did tell me it could happen again. So I wasn't to shock that it developed again just bummed out that it happen again. I was very happy when the surgeon did say I wouldn't have to have surgery again. I don't want to have to heal from a open wound again.
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 f tn On Thursday I'm going to get the pus drainage with fine needle. Last time it was very painful even 2 times local anesthesia did not worked for me. Doctor said this happened due to inflammation. Anybody have any idea how to manage the pain. Should I take pain killers before getting it done and which one should I take? Also is it true that if we keep getting drainage done the pus will keep coming back so should we not get it done? Please share your experiences. Thanks all!!
Avatar n tn The treatment options for a renal abscess are intravenous antibiotics and drainage of the abscess by an open operation or by inserting a catheter through a needle in the skin overlying the kidney with X-ray guidance. Nowadays percutaneous drainage is used . It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor.
Avatar m tn I think I am extremely naive. I went to the hospital the other day and they did the incision and drainage procedure for the preauricular sinus abscess and took out approx 1.5 mm of liquid. Made 3 incisions in total but there is a still a firm lump there. I have been prescribed with antibiotics for eight days taking 2 tablet twice per day. I don't care if it keep recurring but does it seem like I would likely need an excision to get it removed. Will antibiotics be enough to eliminate the lump?
Avatar n tn Antibiotics are rarely effective for tooth root abscess's because the infection is trapped beneath the tooth and there is no ready access for drainage, unless a hole is surgically placed to allow drainage. Sometimes the abscess is so severe that it creates it's own hole by bursting through the skin of the face to facilitate the bodies ability to remove the infection. Your vet is probably correct in wanting to extract the tooth.
Avatar f tn Having no idea what was wrong I went to the doctors and was put on amoxcillin (they weren't sure what was wrong as the abscess isn't visible, it is really high up under my lip and quite large). Some of my swelling has gone down since and the pain has completely stopped, although obviously the abscess still causes discomfort because of the pressure, does this mean my front tooth has died? It has changed in colour, it's now slightly greyish.
Avatar f tn I had an incision and draining procedure performed 8 months ago for a perirectal abscess. I still have a slight pocket in this area that catches stool each time I go to the restroom. Is this normal? This area is always red and sore I am guessing since I am trying my best to clean the area each time I have a bowel movement. I have been using flushable wipes to help clean.
Avatar f tn I think it will be an abscess soon..have you ever had that? I wonder how it will drain by itself....I mean on what part of the skin.... Thanks!
Avatar m tn In any event you should see your GP and have it looked at, if it is an abscess, drainage may be needed to avoid issues, such as fistula, later on. cheers.
Avatar n tn Supposedly all went well, but then two weeks later she started feeling nauseous and began vomiting. So she went to the ER and an abscess was found and drained and it turns out she has a bile leak. They attempted to place a stent to help with the drainage, but the doctor wasn't able to do so due to my mom's anatomy. So now my mom has a drainage pouch attached and we are waiting for the bile leak to close. My question is what kind of time table should we expect to face for the leak to heal?
Avatar n tn Noninfectious factors which can be responsible for lymph nodes enlargement includes salivary calculi, tumors, sarcoid, Sjogren's syndrome and head and neck cancer. Infection needs appropriate antibiotic coverage and drainage procedure may be required if abscess is formed. I suggest you to consult physician/surgeon to rule out the cause and appropriate treatment. Take care and regards.
Avatar m tn Hi, small procedures like incision and drainage of an abscess or removal of a small tumor can be done under local anesthesia. For bigger surgeries this is not possible. By local your doctor must be referring to spinal anesthesia. Discuss in detail with your doctor before consenting for the procedure. Good luck with your surgery.
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 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 n tn Supposedly all went well, but then two weeks later she started feeling nauseous and began vomiting. So she went to the ER and an abscess was found and drained and it turns out she has a bile leak. They attempted to place a stent to help with the drainage, but the doctor wasn't able to do so due to my mom's anatomy. So now my mom has a drainage pouch attached and we are waiting for the bile leak to close. My question is what kind of time table should we expect to face for the leak to heal?
Avatar f tn I tell patients to expect the swelling to worsen after the incision and drainage procedure. However, they should experience less pain. If you are not significantly improving I strongly urge you to call the surgeon and let them know. Information contained within this reply is intended solely for general educational purposes and is not intended nor implied to be a medical diagnosis or treatment recommendation.
1670196 tn?1306844845 I was put on antibiotics and on 5/7 I had a drainage tube put in (a VERY PAINFUL PROCEDURE) because I was told that I had abscess. On 5/9 it was taken out because they said it wasn't an abscess it was a hematoma or a seroma (the drainage tube had not drained anything and had caused A LOT of pain).
1670196 tn?1306844845 I was put on antibiotics and on 5/7 I had a drainage tube put in (a VERY PAINFUL PROCEDURE) because I was told that I had abscess. On 5/9 it was taken out because they said it wasn't an abscess it was a hematoma (the drainage tube had not drained anything and had caused A LOT of pain).
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 m tn It was laparoscopic procedure. After coming home, I was on full liquid diet for 4 days. I had no nausea or vomiting. 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!).
Avatar n tn Sometimes it warrants incision and drainage of the abscess. It is also an indication for tonsillectomy. So, continue with the antibiotics. Keep monitoring his symptoms, if worsening, then consult your doctor. Good Luck with his therapy. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn those would indicate either an abscess or a fistula. if he has any type of drainage or lump, go to the doc right away. if you are unsure, a quick trip to the doc could ease your mind. I liken having an abscess to sitting on a golf ball. my fissures usually heal on thier own, but treating the CD is the best way to treat perianal disease. is he on immunomodulators (Imuran, 6mp or methotrexate)?
Avatar n tn We had to schedule the visit last minute, because I was in so much pain from an abscess. I was prescribed Penicillin VK, and have been taking it, along with Ibuprofen as needed (and it's needed!) to try and manage the pain. The pain is getting hard to manage at times, though. Sometimes it'll come in waves, and it seems to get worse when I lay down. Also, the swelling doesn't appear to be getting worse, but it feels hard and swollen further down on my jaw than it did before.
Avatar f tn Even mastoid abscess can cause such pain and may require drainage procedures and appropriate antibiotics. Pain killers will just loose the sense of pain so you should go for the root cause of the problem. Sinus has symptoms like feeling pressure on forehead, sinus drainage, fatigue, poor sense to smell and taste, bad breath, sore throat, ear pain etc. You need to undergo detailed evaluation and rule out deviated nasal septum, blocked sinus, presence of foreign body etc.
1670196 tn?1306844845 I had surgery (hysterectomy) on 4/26 and had to be re-admitted on 5/5. They said I had an abscess and put in a drainage tube (OUCH) on 5/7 then took it out on 5/9 because #1 it wasn't draining anything and #2 (more importantly) they said I didn't actually have an abscess. I have a hematoma that was draining vaginally (on it's own, like it was when I was admitted). On 5/5 it measured approximately 7.5 x 6.5 x 10.5 mm.
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 m tn In that case, the best treatment is incision and drainage followed by a round of general antibiotics which in turn is followed by specific antibiotics or antifungals after the reports of pus/ blood sample of the effected site specify whether it is bacterial or fungal infection. Incision and drainage for a felon is an OPD procedure in which the doctor makes the whole finger numb by injecting an anesthetic once into each side of the finger.