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How long do you live if you have an infection in your blood

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: That depends of the kind of infection you have in the blood and if the infection is being treated or not. There are bacterial infections that can kill ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Most of the time no: In general if someone has sepsis and recovers there is no long term effect of the sepsis per se. The condition that placed someone at risk for sepsis ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fayaz Shawl
48 years experience Cardiology
Vasodilation: Low BP is due to vasodilation leading to low peripheral vascular resistance
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sepsis : Spreading of infection thru blood stream.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Treacy
34 years experience Gynecology
Blood test: The most commonly tested bacteria for in stomach infection is h. Pylori which is screened with a blood test. This is the organism responsible for stom ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dailey
19 years experience Family Medicine
Clot: You can only know for sure by seeing your doctor and having tests. Symptoms suggestive of a blood clot are swelling and pain in one leg only, especia ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood culture: If you have bacteria in blood you will usually have symptoms such as fever, malaise and shaking chills and sometimes a drop in blood pressure if it i ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have engaged: In oral sex and are concerned about pharyngitis - please get evaluated for an std. Some std's can be silent.
A female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Where: Where
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: One can have infection in the genital organs anywhere from the testicle, the epididymus, the tube, the seminal vesicles, the prostate, the urethra or ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Ultrasound: An echocardiogram with see clot in the ventricles, and a special echocardiogram called transesophogeal echocardiogram will see clot in the smaller spa ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Miscarriage: You can't! If you are in the process of miscarriage you MUST see your Gynecologist. Please don't delay!
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Khashayar Salartash
28 years experience Vascular Surgery
Swelling: Typically you will have pain associated with swelling. If you are concerned the ask for an ultrasound of your leg.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
59 years experience Internal Medicine
DVT: Your leg usually calf will be red and tender. Leg will be swollen with pain when you walk.. Diagnosis can be confirmed by Doppler ultrasound . See y ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Bad outcomes: A ruptured brain aneurysm has a 50% immediate mortality, and those folks are not accessible for salvage. Of the remainder, surgery and supportive the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Wrong question: Are there specific symptoms? Candida is not an infection the way tuberculosis or malaria might be. The yeast is already present when something happen ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Culture proves it : But usually the yeast infection can be easily identified by itching , redness , discagrge and/or burning of the genital area.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
No symptoms: Trichimonas is a sexually transmitted disease. A large percentage of patients do not have any symptoms. It is important that you and your sexual partn ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted King
Dr. Ted King answered
39 years experience Phlebology
Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: Depends on blood loss, collections of blood or air in the chest that can compress lung, other injuries, and treatment.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Varies: It varies from state to state: try www.Plannedparenthood.Org as a resource, you shoudl be able to find california's laws there. Good luck!
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Should not smoke...: For best skin, best teeth/gums/breath, healthy lungs, improved sports performance and stamina, etc..., one should not smoke (with or without chlamydia ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See your doctor: An exam by your primary care doctor should be able to tell if not you can be referred for other testing.
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