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Liver abscess is a pus-filled cyst in the liver, as explained by a liver abscess doctor.
Anyone can get a liver abscess . The condition can be caused by infections spread directly from nearby structures, such as the bile-draining tubes, from the appendix or intestines, or carried in the bloodstream from more distant parts of the body. A liver abscess can also develop as a result of surgery or other trauma to the liver.
The most common type of liver abscess is caused by bacterial or parasitic infection. Bacterial liver abscess is often called pyogenic liver abscess. Microscopic organisms called amebas, which cause the intestinal disorder amoebic dysentery, can also cause amebic liver abscess.

Symptoms of liver abscess vary among individuals but most commonly include a combination of the symptoms listed below. This can happen suddenly, so you should consult your liver abscess doctor if you have any of the following symptoms.

Symptoms of liver abscess may include:
  • Chest pain (lower right)
  • Pain in the right upper abdomen (more common) or throughout the abdomen (less common)
  • Fever with chills
  • Jaundice
  • Grey-colored stools
  • Dark urine
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea, vomiting Unintentional weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Right shoulder pain


You should consult a liver abscess doctor or a liver specialist for liver abscess treatment.
  • Hepatitis
  • Liver failure
  • Liver cirrhosis
  • Blockage of bile duct
  • Liver cancer
Treatment depends on the type of liver abscess that you have. To find this out, your liver abscess doctor may put a needle through your skin into the abscess. A sample of pus will be removed and checked. Blood tests and cultures of the blood for infection are done. In many cases, treatment starts in the hospital and continues at home. Treatment may include:
Taking medicines, such as antibiotics. These may be given by an IV (intravenous) line placed in a vein in your arm or hand. Or you may take them by mouth. You may need the medicines for a few weeks or longer.
Draining the pus from the abscess. The liver abscess doctor may do this using a needle or tube (catheter) put through your skin. In severe cases, the doctor may make a cut (incision) through your skin to reach your liver.
Having imaging tests. In many cases, your healthcare provider will order follow-up tests after liver abscess treatment. This is often done by ultrasound, CT scan, or MRI.
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