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early warning signs of sepsis

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Not a good idea: Sepsis implies a bacterial infection in the blood stream that is causing systemic symptoms such as vomiting, dizziness, drop in blood pressure. This ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Weisman
28 years experience Addiction Medicine
Ask more: If he is an inpatient in the hospital, they should have all sorts of cultures still cooking or finished. Some of the more rare pathogens (bugs) take ... Read More
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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
DiscussWithDoctors: While it is true that Vacuolated Neutrophils is an early sign of sepsis and due to massive bacterial growth and when these cells persist for more than ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many signs...: Heart rate may get better; Blood pressure may improve; Fever may get better; Urine output may improve; Liver enzyme tests should improve; Lactic acid ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Sepsis recovery: When a patient is in severe sepsis, the blood pressure (BP) drops, organs start to shut down and ICU level care is needed to survive. In the ICU they ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Be grateful: You're not going to develop sepsis out of the blue without having some underlying cause that a second-year med student could pick up. If you've lost y ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Although it is rare: there are some very virulent organisms that can lead to sepsis within hours but rarely without some symptoms of some kind. Staphylococcal pneumonia, G ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leena Varughese
12 years experience Pathology
Fever, low bp...: Sepsis requires immediate attention at a hospital. The symptoms can rapidly evolve from fever, hypotension, chills, increased heart rate, etc. The iss ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Depends: We all get bacteria in our blood periodically, like after brushing teeth. Sepsis results when bacterial grow unchecked, produce chemical mediators, an ... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can: Hydromorphone is respiratory depressant and can make a patient with pneumonia and sepsis worse and can cause low blood pressure
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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May be sepsis: But could be something else. Please go to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as you can. Wish you well.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Deeken
19 years experience Pathology
Yes.: It is possible for infection to enter the bloodstream from a rather inocuous cut, however, it is a pretty rare event. If you are feeling ill, visit ... Read More
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