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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Could you be: More specific? Chronic infection of what exactly, for how long, and what make you think something is infected?

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Need more info: What organ is effected? Do you know the organism? What treatment has been done to date.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Timing is everything: If it is your first time, and you have new symptoms that you have not had before, then it is a new problem. If you have had similar symptoms in the pa ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Ferritin: Serum ferritin levels cannot show infection, whether acute or chronic. This a simple lab value which requires clinical data for any form of interpret ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Anything possible: But these do not sound directly connected. See a pcp and have an exam after providing a full detailed history. Hope you get better soon. Best.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Yes, it can: cause infection and difficulty breathing. Consult ENT surgeon for specific recommendation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cruz Fana-souchet
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
usually pain: Patients with abacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (cpps; category iii in the 1995 national institutes of health prostatitis classifica ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Complex answer: Antibiotics have a range of bacteria that they can kill; others outside that range are not so affected; some can become resistant to the antibiotic. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not contageous: Bonchiectasis is generally not contageous. But you need to see your doctor about its cause and treat it properly. Consider seeing a pulmonologist.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Be careful: Untreated prostate infection could turn to chronic prostate infection, also 25% of the prostate infection are from bacteria should be treated otherwis ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Saline spray: Use an over the counter saline sinus rinse and do it daily.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Chronic sinusitis: It can result from different factors, but to my knowledge ebv is not one of them.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Daquino
20 years experience in Sports Medicine
Need more info: What exactly is your question? Happy to help but need more info.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some ...: This diagnosis is a potpourri of various still unknown prostate-related disorders. Thus far, some mystery surrounding it is still in the cloud, its re ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Buehner
39 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Viral infections are treated with antiviral medications.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Chronic Infection: If you have recurrent (four or more) yeast infections per year or a chronic yeast infection simple treatments may not be adequate. Please see your phy ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Several: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
I think : Given the huge number of people with untreated / untreatable chronic sinus problems, and the extreme rarity of cancer arising at this site, I feel con ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Highly unlikely: Unless there was penetration of the tube being endoscoped (colon, stomach, small bowel, other) it would be remarkably unusual to acquire infection fro ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience in Pathology
Antibiotics.: Chronic infections should be cultured in a lab to determine what the organism / bacteria is that is causing the problem. The lab can also then do sen ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Usually not: Leukopenia could cause by medications, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, lupus, lymphoma, some cancers or autoimmune disease (hiv or aids), sepsis and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Infections: Bacteria, fungi & viruses.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Get tested: Needs more information. First of all all infections could not be treated by cleocin (clindamycin phosphate). Second, how old are you? Did you ever ha ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Possible, but : Cancer of sinuses usually not attributed due to chronic sinusitis, however highter incidence is seen in wood workers ( japan) and metal worker who de ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Other way around.: Gallbladder disease is almost always secondary to gallstones blocking the cystic duct that empties the gallbladder. Persistent blockage leads to acut ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pain: As a year long allergy sufferer, i can understand this problem first hand. Post nasal drip is annoying to you and frustrating to treat for us. Please ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
The other way around: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood, as measured on a blood test. Both viral and bacterial infections can some ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience in Infectious Disease
Wegener: I only know of wegener's granulomatosis.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Very rare, not impos: This is very rare, but not impossible. Any source of trauma or chronic inflammation can cause a gastrointestinal fistula.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Discuss BC with Dr.: Talk with your physician about a change to your birth control pills. In the meantime you can take other preventive measures. 1. Wear underwear that is ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Course of action: I would suggest you go for a consult at the closest dental school oral surgery department.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and ... Read More

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