Entamoeba histolytica can cause infection in the liver leading to the formation of pus-filled abscesses known as amebic liver abscesses. The symptoms of the condition include; pain in the stomach or abdomen, fever, chills, cough, diarrhea, feeling weak, general malaise, and uneasiness. The treatment of an amebic liver abscess is done by medications like Metronidazole and Tinidazole.
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Query: Hi doctor, Kindly take a look at the medical reports of the patient. He suffers from a liver problem, which suddenly started last week. Could you please diagnose the case and give your recommendations? Can the patient be treated with medication or should he go for surgery? Thank you. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears to be a large cystic liver lesion. It is possibly the remains of an amoebic liver abscess or hydatid cyst. I suggest getting an amoebic serology and hydatid serolog... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I got a minor surgery for liver abscess and a drain was installed. Pus in the color of chocolate and little thick is coming out. Is it normal? How much time it will take to recover? For how many days the drain has to be installed? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data you have posted. We need to know some more details about your problem. What was the size of abscess to which the drain was installed? How many liver abscesses were present? Any amebic serology was done? What treatment you are on at pres... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 52-year-old female. Two weeks back, I had severe abdomen pain and got a sonography done. I have been diagnosed with amebic liver abscess. It was identified 13 days back and I was admitted in hospital for three days and was given saline and Metronidazole dosages, but still not rec... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If no improvement is present even after antibiotics, I would recommend a CT scan to confirm whether it is an abscess or something else. If CT scan confirms that it is liver abscess, then would just put a sonographic guided needle in the abscess and drain out all the pus... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I got reported as liver abscess and the size is 70 x 60 mm. The doctor's treatment is Metronidazole. How much time will it take to cure? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an amebic liver abscess, 6x7 cm is considered a large one. It is a protozoal infection that has spread from colon to liver. Medications treat the abscess in most cases, in a small number of cases surgery is required. Eradication of protozoal infection from the ... Read Full »