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An_243019 posted:
30 yr.old male had apendectomy 1 week ago. Dr said he didn't remove entire appendix due to so much inflammation. 4 days post op had nausea, no appetite, abd pain. cat scn w/ contrast didn't show anything. Now has fever 102.2.

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jlgetch responded:
He needs to visit the ER ASAP (immediately)! He may have developed a staph infection from the surgery.
And when (if) he does get better, he needs to contact the medical ethics board at the hospital, and/or contact a lawyer that specializes in medical malpractice cases.
 
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sharonk1225 replied to jlgetch's response:
he did go to the ER at a different hospital. CT showed an abscess. unable to drain it in Radiology so had laparoscopy to drain it and clean up the cavity. Now has a drain in and will be in hospital for another 5-6 dys for IV antibiotics. All the physicians at this hopital say never heard of this happening before. We are hoping for the best outcome!


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