Abscess liver complications

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Avatar n tn My mother has been hospitalized twice in the past 4 weeks from complications arising from her chemotherapy regimen, she recently suffered severe neutropenia and almost died from severe infection. She eventually recovered after 2 weeks of intensive treatment with antibiotics and was sent home. About on week ago she started suffering from nausea and diahrea, she was admitted to the hospital and was told she had colonitis ( megacolon).
Avatar n tn 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 . can someone please reply back. what should I expect? please be honest ! he is very weak at this point.
Avatar m tn If your appendix ruptures before surgery, you will probably recover more slowly, and are more likely to develop an abscess or other complications.
Avatar f tn Appendicitis Cholangitis (bile duct inflammation) Diverticulitis Fecal impaction (hardened stool that can't be eliminated) Gallbladder cancer Hepatitis Gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining) Hepatitis (liver inflammation) Hiatal hernia Injury Intestinal obstruction Kidney cancer Kidney infection Kidney stones Liver abscess (pus-filled pocket in the liver) Liver cancer Liver hemangioma Pancreatic cancer Pancreatitis (pancreas inflammation) Peptic ulcer Pericarditis (inflammation of the
Avatar n tn After numerous inconclusive tests, five cats cans, several blood transfusions and various theories of what could be killing him he underwent exploratory surgery. The outcome was that he had an abscess growing in and his liver and another on top.
Avatar f tn Was diagnosed w/descending colonic diverticulitis w/out complications. Had CT scan & med report reads: "diffusely fatty liver displays subcentimeter 3 hypodensities. Their Hounsfield Unit measures from -23 to 11. Two large gallstones measure approximately 2cm each w/out pericholecystic fluid or bilary dilation. Gallbladder wall thickening is not present.
Avatar n tn Hi, How are you? One of the complications of dental abscess is brain abscess. Brain abscess can occur due to fungal or bacterial infections which can easily infect the brain through blood. This brain infection generally presents as headache, vomiting, drowsiness and confusion and sometimes seizures. It is possible that the infection in the brain was the result of dental abscess. A blood culture will help in detecting the type of infection and consequent antibiotic therapy.
Avatar n tn The lung bases are clear. Abdomen: There is diffuse fatty infiltration of liver. Prior cholecystectomy changes are noted. A probable tiny cyst is noted in the lateral mid spleen measuring only 2 or 3 mm in size on image 27. This appears stable and is of doubtful clinical significance. The remaining upper abdominal organs are within normal limits. No enlarged lymph nodes. The bowel is normal in caliber without obstruction. No evidence of diverticulitis. The appendix is not visualized.
Avatar n tn The lung bases are clear. Abdomen: There is diffuse fatty infiltration of liver. Prior cholecystectomy changes are noted. A probable tiny cyst is noted in the lateral mid spleen measuring only 2 or 3 mm in size on image 27. This appears stable and is of doubtful clinical significance. The remaining upper abdominal organs are within normal limits. No enlarged lymph nodes. The bowel is normal in caliber without obstruction. No evidence of diverticulitis. The appendix is not visualized.
Avatar m tn You probably had an ultrasound or CT scan done to diagnose an enlarged spleen. These are all complications of advanced liver disease. Cirrhosis of the liver. Did you have a biopsy? What was the result? Stage 1,2,3,4? Cirrhosis means the liver is scared and instead of a smooth nutmeg colored surface has many nodules throughout its structure. Having stage 4 liver disease impacts negatively the odds of curing your hepatitis C with any form of treatment.
Avatar f tn Perhaps a cyst or liver abscess. They see cirrhosis (inflammation) of the liver. They look for any abnormalities such as a tumor. I don't think you have that but they look anyway. I'm not sure what else. Perhaps a clogged port or something? You don't have yellowing of the eyes or skin right?Any tenderness in the liver area? Have you traveled outside the country lately? Glad your Hepatitis tests were negative. One time I thought I had coccidodes.
2096171 tn?1333765668 Is it possible that i can get a hernia,while i was recovery from my liver biospy...Strange,i was in a lot of discomfort ,i was laying down ,and getting up,couldnt seem to shake off the pain in my shoulders,after 30 min.i was free to leave.i had no internal bleeding,and my vitals were fine.but i had a pain in mygroin area,i thought it was a gas bubble or something because i was hungry thirsty and had to go number 1 and number 2.i was really a baby about getting my liver biospy.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have a friend who is very very ill, He had colorectal cancer 12yrs ago, had sugery and he has an ileostomy, he has had complications since but now he is full of infection the Dr. says that he has cancerous cells but can not operate because of nerves? and the DR is also saying that the cancer is not the worry it is the infection that he has had since Oct 2008 and has been taking antibiotics. He has been on contenious antibiotics since April 2008.
Avatar m tn A number of complications have been reported after liver biopsy. These include pneumothorax (collapsed lung), hemothorax ( a collection of blood in the space between the chest wall and the lung , perforation of any of several viscous organs, bile peritonitis, infection (bacteremia, abscess, sepsis), hemobilia, neuralgia, and rare complications such as ventricular arrhythmia with transvenous biopsy.
Avatar n tn acute liver failure, 7.5% (range 0-49%); acute renal failure, 1.8% (0-13%); encephalopathy, 1.8% (0-16%); ascites, 8.3% (0-52%); upper gastrointestinal bleeding; 3% (0-22%); and hepatic or splenic abscess, 1.3% (0-2.5%). Treatment-related mortality was 2.4% (0-9.5%), mainly due to acute liver failure.
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.
639124 tn?1223426196 A self-examination of breast should always include the armpit because breast cancer can enlarge the armpit lymph nodes even when the breast itself seems perfectly normal.” Other causes could be Lipoma (collection of fat), cyst, abscess etc. It is difficult to give a diagnosis without examining the swelling. Ref: http://www.*************.com/ency/408/003099.html I would suggest you consult your physician about this and get yourself examined. Do a self examination of your breast for any lump.
Avatar n tn The complications--necrosis, gangrene, and perforation of the gallbladder, peritonitis, and occasionally abscess of the liver and pancreas--are serious and require immediate medical care. In Acute Cholecystitis, pain may appear an hour or more after a meal. The pain is likened to labor pains--agonizing and deep-seated, coming in waves, starting in the the mid-upper abdomen, then shifting to the right side, radiating to the back and toward the shoulder.
Avatar n tn I was looking up possible appendectomy complications. I sure hope somebody out there can help me! I had an emergency appendectomy three weeks ago today after going to the ER with severe lower abdominal pain. The surgeon told me there was alot of free blood and debris in my lower pelvic/abdominal area, but that the appendix only looked bad on the outside - the inside was fine. After five days in the hospital, I was sent home without complications.
1356979 tn?1277363210 Apparently now it has spread to her liver and they cannot operate.Because of her age now and the fact that she isnt very strong her blood counts are very low and so she often cannot have the chemo but nevertheless she seems to be doing ok. Although she is suffering with pain and nausea. Her sisters had cervical cancer ( which I have had in the past ) stomach cancer and her father also died from liver cancer. It seems rife in my moms side of the family.
Avatar m tn Ofloxacillin for me is not necessary. He can take Liv52 to protect his liver as these antibiotics will have some side effects on liver. Pyridoxine is again a vitamin which is required. He has to wear a brace or support and also give him bed rest for a month and slowly with proper protein diet and calcium and protein supplements he can start moving. Follow up with one orthopedician and do not take multiple suggestions.
Avatar m tn stool fat test, and stool culture test for parasites (thos black specks may be clumps of bacteria or candida) 2. an ultrasound of liver/gallbladder to find the cause of bile flow obstruction.
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Avatar f tn He developed pulmonary septic embolic, septic shock, brain abscess, seizures and kidney abscess. He was infected with hepatitis C, and developed hepatitis C-associated mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis. Patient died from septic shock and multiorgan failure. Patient 10 was a 35-year-old man who had a history of congenital bicuspid aortic valve with moderate aortic regurgitation.
Avatar f tn Dogs are notoriously stoic. A flaming abscess might stop them munching, but a chronic sore gums situation they could get used to, and eat anyway. It sounds like she's holding her own, keeping going in her own way, and not doing so bad. It's great that she's got to 16 1/2 years and still not doing so bad in life. But I can't really suggest anything helpful. A tooth cleaning would be the answer probably -but I totally understand she might not be up to it.
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Avatar n tn My sphincter was clammed shut and was not opening when it was supposed to, causing a backup of bile into the liver. That resulted in elevated liver enzymes on a blood test. The times that this happened were extremely painful if not debilitating. It also took me almost 5 years to get a proper diagnoses.
262527 tn?1285385259 I cannot have the surgery done until the end of next month due to doctors scheduling and I have read some pretty creepy stuff about complications of sinus infections. One thing I seen on Web MD and this is what it says -Complications of sinusitis usually involve the spread of the infection beyond the sinuses. The facial bones can become infected (osteomyelitis), or the lining of the brain can become infected (meningitis).
Avatar n tn Nevertheless with tears in my eyes in face of worthless local anethestic he cut open the abscess. 2 weeks later I was back at surgeon #2 since the abscess was reforming again. He told me I had a fistula as a result of the anal plasty (flap over the fissure) that was done. So we went to the operating room for examination under anethesia and possible fistulotomy. surgeon #1 had already done a full colonoscopy so there was no concern over other conditions.