Abscess in the colon

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Avatar f tn Certain foods and beverages, just like stress, can activate an irritable bowel, so it's also helpful to record in your diary the foods and beverages that give you the most trouble.” “Add fiber to your diet. Many people with IBS do much better simply by adding fiber to their dietsFiber tends to be most effective with people who tend toward constipation and small, hard stools, but it may also help you if you're suffering from diarrhea.
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 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, If he is in the ICU then you may need to expect the worst. The conditions that you have described relates more to an infection to distant sites away from the surgical area. The lung abscess is likely new, as the liver would be among the organs being screened for cancer spread (I am assuming that the colon surgery was for cancer). If there are several abscesses present, then he may have a poorly active immune system.
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 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 There is a possibility that there is a stone in the urinary system. This also causes pain that can be felt in groin and hip area. When there is gas, the muscles can become tense. On the other hand if muscles of the abdomen are injured, gas may build up if you find it difficult to pass stool. Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into.
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 Hi Have had three diverticulitis attacks in the last six months. Colonoscopy showed diverticula in sigmoid colon. Primary care Dr. Said cut it out. GI doctor said up to you. Surgeon said lets try a high fiber diet and you can eat anything you want. Two cat scans in six months , have lost thirteen pounds . Surgery makes real nervous . Going crazy. Just got off Cipro again makes me sick. Live in Northern Ca. Where would be the best hospital to go to if have surgery done . So confused. Help.
Avatar n tn I am new here. An am thiniing about this Colon Surgery. Let me start with. I am a Para. In the chair since 04. They did some Surgery, where they take a peice of the Hip bone and place it behind the Knee. So it can't be completly bent. Bent knee-No muscles-Pop apart. Anyway. I have no muscle control from the Sturnum down, on the Left side. Where they made the insition, there is nothing to hold the Colon in, so I am constantly wearing a Rib Brace around my waist.
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 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 The removal of 12 inches of colon should not be enough to result in chronic diarrhea if bowel function was normal preoperatively. The fact that he had a fistula following his original surgery says that either there was a leak and subsequent abscess following the initial operation or a recurrent bout of diverticulitis (i am assuming that he had a sigmoid resection for diverticular disease).
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 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.
Avatar f tn Went to my physician and she prescribed me Levaquin. Ended up back in the ER that night because the pain was so severe I was shaking and the Levaquin had not worked (or at least kicked in at all). They did another urine test and culture(ended up coming back negative this time) and also did a pelvic exam and ultrasound. Found nothing. They dismissed me to see a urologist and OB/GYN, and possible a gastroenterologist.
Avatar m tn The first step would be for his doctors to consider the possibility of infection, specifically what is called a sub-diaphragmatic abscess, in which case the diaphragmatic eventration could be a sign of infection most likely beneath the diaphragm. A CT scan of the abdomen could be quite informative in this circumstance. But, before that, a measurement of his white blood cell count (WBC), if elevated, would also be a sign of infection.
Avatar n tn The fistula reinfected due to fecal matter trapped in there and I got 3 more of those golf balls. Finally the Dr. put a ceton strip in the Fistula to allow drainage and now the 2 fistulas I have are under control and the leakage is not that bad at all (2 years later). I'm worried about having surgery to fillet the fistulas because this could cause permanent incontinence as they'd have to cut through sphincter muscles. They're is a plug method but Dr.'s say its hit or miss.
Avatar f tn After this we scheduled an appointment with my doctor who performed the colonoscopy. She found out that my colon looked great in the inside but she knew I wasn't feeling or looking well so she had me take the SITZ mark test. She told me that something can "look okay but still be wrong." So at the appointment she told me that I had two choices: plan a) medications for the rest of my life or plan b) colectomy. Plan A had to come first. I was on misoprostol but it didn't work.
Avatar f tn I have had it drained 6 times in the doctors office. Over the six month period I was on several different antibiotics (Bactrim, Flagyl, Cipro, and Doxycycline) and they have been changed according to what the cultures from the draining says. (The cultures have ranged fro showing nothing, the gram negative something to E. Coli.) I had an MRI about 3 months ago to look for a fistula. They didn't see anything.
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.
1399580 tn?1281236418 In two days we will go back to the Dr. to check in and get the rest of the lab results. Is it possible that after this long that the "encapsulated abscess" somehow started to grow and cause problems?
Avatar f tn It could be anything from a Hemorrhoid, Cyst, Abscess or Cancer! It's best to make an appointment with a Colon/Rector MD.
Avatar n tn For a month and a half I have been experiencing a dull aching pain in my left testacle. The pain runs from my penis through my testacle and down the side of the same testacle. I had this pain years ago, visited a urologist, and nothing was found. In addition to this pain,I now have a burning sensation when I urinate or when I apply squeezing pressure to my penis. I also have a constant pain in my colon, as if I need to have a bowel movement.
Avatar n tn There is moderate localized wall thickening with mild to moderate pericolonic fat stranding in the proximal dexcending colon. A single diverticulum is also present at the proximal descending colon where pericolonic inflamation is noted. The findings are consistent with localized diverticulitis. No pericolonic abscess or bowel obstruction is noted. The remaining colon shows no wall thickening or pericolonic inflammation. No free air in abdomen is noted. The resof the the ct is unremarkable.
Avatar m tn Everything went very well, the surgery and my recovery.I've been feeling fine but in the past few days a pain has started in the area of my navel. Nothing that bad, but it worsens when I lie down. Hasn't kept me from sleeping. I can feel tiny little swellings around my navel. Is this cause for concern ?
Avatar m tn Anything that irritates the under surface of the diaphragm can cause burping, like liver abscess, hepatitis or peritonitis, but this is unlikely. Blood tests will help detect infections, besides stool examination which will reveal fat malabsorbtion. Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy are procedures which are used to study the whole colon for infections and inflammations. Bacterial overgrowth is tested with a breath test.
Avatar m tn whole area is now tender up into my abdomin. could this be possible tear in colon wall or something? havent pooped in 3 days now but that might be from the percocet. desperately need help. could a doctor reply to me at "***@****" im not sure i can find my way back to this site. i am going back to ER if it gets bigger or fever is still here tomorrow. very worried.. thanks for any help.
Avatar f tn However an ear examination is recommended to rule out any other problem like furuncle or wax in the ears. The answer is based on information provided. Exact advice is not possible without a proper examination and investigations. You are requested to consult your Doctor. Take care and keep us posted.