Causes and Symptoms of Liver Abscess

Minor illness that  is not treated in time could turn into an even more serious disease. As long as you are treated on time, liver abscess cure rate is up to 90%. Therefore, do not neglect minor diseases, you must seek treatment as soon as possible. Here’s how liver abscess is caused, symptoms and therapy.

What is liver abscess?

Liver abscess are pathogenic bacteria hyperplasia in the liver, causing cysts and puss in the liver. Common liver abscess include pyogenic Liver Abscess caused by bacterial infection and amoeba liver abscess caused by amoeba infection (Amebic Liver Abscess). As long as it is detected early, liver abscess is usually reliably treated with medication or surgery. If not treated in time, liver abscess may rupture and infection may spread, causing Sepsis.

Causes of the occurrence of liver abscess

liver abscess can occur because of bacterial infections that occur near hepatic structures such as bile ducts, gallbladder, intestine, or appendices, spread to the liver, or other parts of the body as well as bacterial infections. The liver is prone to being affected s blood is brought to the liver. Liver abscess can also be caused by liver surgery or serious injury, usually caused by bacterial, parasitic, or fungal infection.

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Symptoms of liver abscess

Symptoms of liver abscess can take 2 to 4 weeks, usually with the following symptoms:

Cough, fever, chills, sweating.
Diarrhea, constipation, or both.
Feel nausea, vomiting, or both.
The color of the urine becomes darker and the color of the stool is close to earthy gray.
Pain in the upper right corner of the joint, chest, shoulder or abdomen.
Weight loss, no appetite.
Whitening of skin and eyes (jaundice).

If you have the following symptoms, the condition is serious and potentially life-threatening:

High fever (more than 38 degrees Celsius).
Respiratory problems such as shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, barely breathing, asthma, etc.
Changes in mental state or behaviour, such as confusion, delirium (Delirium, a syndrome characterized by confusion of consciousness, lack of concentration), lethargy, hallucinations, etc.

Treatment of liver abscess

Liver abscess are usually treated with drugs or surgery, depending on the type of liver abscess. Medication usually uses antibiotics, intravenously injected into the arm and can also be taken orally, taking about a few weeks or more.

For surgical treatment, use a needle or catheter from the abdomen to extract the pus from the cyst. If the condition is severe, it may be necessary to cut an incision on the skin to reach the liver for treatment.

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