02-06-2016, 04:36 PM   #1
Ricky_V's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Abscess on Liver

Renee developed an abscess on her liver and had to have 15cc of pus drained. Spent 3 days in the hospital on morphine and antibiotics. Doctors decided to discontinue all meds except for Remicade and antibiotics believing that 100mg of 6MP over suppressed her immune system. Think I will discuss trying anti-MAP therapy on our follow-up with the doctor.

Does anyone have any experience / advice for Liver Abscesses?

Renee (23) dx 9/15 - Status: Feeling Good

Current Meds:
Remicade 7.5mg every 6 weeks
6MP @ 50mg /Day
Vitamin D2 50000iu /Weekly (Prescription)

Vitamin D3 1000iu /Day
Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Failed Meds:

Gall Bladder removed 4/16


Julia (21) dx 6/08 - Status: Remission 9yrs
Current Meds:
6MP @ 100mg /Day

02-09-2016, 07:24 AM   #2
Forum Monitor
MikeinBklyn's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brooklyn, New York

My Support Groups:
No experience with a liver fistula, mine were perianal. However, I do wish you all thre best of luck. Please keep us informed
Living the Dream one Day at a Time
02-10-2016, 11:09 AM   #3
Senior Member
Grumbletum's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Western Isles, United Kingdom

My Support Groups:
Not an abscess, but just had a PVT they think was brought on by a new Crohn's flare. IV antibiotics for 10 days and anticoagulants to prevent further clotting.
How's she doing now?
Dx Crohn's terminal ileum April 2011
Ileocaecal resection & partial cystectomy Sept 2012
3.5 years happy remission, in mild flare since Feb 2016 with related Portal Vein Thrombosis

Previous: Prednisolone, Mesren, Omeprazole, Infliximab, Azathioprine
Current: Pentasa, Librax, Warfarin
Helen x
02-20-2016, 08:15 AM   #4
Senior Member
malorymug's Avatar
Join Date: May 2014
Location: DFW, Texas

My Support Groups:
I have no info on liver abscesses, sorry. I find it interesting and reassuring that they didn't hold the remicade because of the infection. My boy had his infusion the same day we found out he has abscesses and we were worried it lowering his ability to fight, but it didn't and it has helped.
Mom to: 15 year old boy
Crohn's in stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and perianal disease
Diagnosed April 2014, at age 13

Currently taking:
Remicade 10mg/kg every 6 wks
Methotrexate 7.5 mg/wk

previous meds:
6mp 50mg
Prednisone 30 mg
02-20-2016, 10:40 AM   #5
Forum Monitor
ronroush7's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: vienna, Virginia

My Support Groups:
I have never had an abscess on my liver.
02-20-2016, 10:23 PM   #6
Ricky_V's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Renee had the small abscess on her liver drained with a needle. The doctor put her on 2 weeks of 875-Augmentin. Third infusion of Remicade on Feb 29. She is feeling well right now. Some diarrhea from the antibiotic. She has a follow-up cat-scan to re-recheck the liver.

Thanks for everyones support.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:48 AM.
Copyright 2006-2017 Crohnsforum.com