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Pyogenic liver abscess

  • Alternative Names

    Liver abscess; Bacterial liver abscess


    Symptoms
    • Clay-colored stool
    • Dark urine
    • Fever, chills
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea, vomiting
    • Pain in right upper abdomen (more common) or throughout the abdomen (less common)
    • Unintentional weight loss
    • Weakness
    • Yellow skin (jaundice)

    Signs and tests

    Tests may include:

    • Abdominal CT scan
    • Abdominal ultrasound
    • Bilirubin blood test
    • Blood culture for bacteria
    • Complete blood count (CBC)
    • Liver biopsy
    • Liver function tests
    • White blood cell count