Postoperative Ovarian Abscess

CLINICAL FEATURES Patients with fever and abdominal and pelvic pain shortly after discharge from the hospital may have a pelvic abscess. Such abcesses are usually ovarian in nature. A sudden increase in pain may be a signal that the abscess has ruptured. This is a surgical emergency and requires a laporatomy. If time permits or the diagnosis is in question, a CT scan can aid in identifying the size and location of the abscess.

DISPOSITION Patients with a pelvic abcess need to be admitted. Some abscesses respond to broad-spectrum antibiotics, and others may require drainage either by an interventional radiologist or by colpotomy.

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

Cure Your Yeast Infection For Good

The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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