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Diagnosed with hepatic abscess, took IV treatment, on oral antibiotics. Pain in upper quadrant of abdomen again. Is it normal ?

hello i am diagnosed with hepatic abscess andwas hospitalized for 14 days with course of IV treatment, i am discharged with oral antibiotics of Ciprobay 500 mgs tab and ( Augmentin 1 gm fdor only 1 week) after that i took only ciprobay....after 3weeks i am experiencing pain in my R upper quadrant of abdomen ... when i was discharged i didnt have this pain now normal?and also i am gaining weight esp in my abdomen...
Asked On : Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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Pain is not normal particularly after being treated with IV antibiotics and then oral antibiotics. Its been 3 weeks already! Have you had any fevers or chills recently? If so, I would seek immediate medical assistance.
However the fact that you are having pain is concerning to me, that your abscess was not completely treated, you may need drainage with a needle if not already done. The fact that you are "gaining weight" in your abdomen makes me concerned that you are accumulating fluid inside you abdomen (either a leak from a prior drainage, ascites or pus).
My advise is for you to go to your primary care or an urgent care to get an abdominal ultrasound and check the size and status of the abscess, and make sure you don't have any free fluid within your abdomen.
Answered: Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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