Abscess formation appendicitis

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Avatar n tn 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. I don't "feel" the pressing abscess anymore. One problem that hasn't really gone away is the dull tenderness and heaviness I have in my mid abdomen.
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Avatar n tn It sounds like a chain reaction of complications from the surgery occurred. The risk of perforation and abscess formation is present with any abdominal surgery. Sometimes this can be difficult to detect at first - hence the delay in diagnosis. Prolonged hospital stay would increase the risk of hospital-born infections, such as C Diff. This is normally treated with an extended course of antibiotics - like something like Flagyl or Vancomycin.