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What are the symptoms of a blood infection

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Abimbola Olowo
15 years experience Hospital-based practice
Infection: It depends on the type of bacteria causing an infection. Some bacteria tend to be more aggressive than others.

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Complicated issue: Blood infection is the lay term for sepsis. The clinical picture of sepsis is a combination of infection, tissue destruction, release of mediators by ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Go to urgent care: Best to be evaluated soon. Go to the urgent care. You do not want the infection to advance
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Diarrhea, cramps.: Severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea and abdominal cramps are the main symptoms. Usually little or no fever is present, and the illness resolves in five ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Fogarty
8 years experience Pediatrics
No: Generally, bacterial infections in the blood are serious fairly quickly - it would be unlikely to have a chronic bloodstream infection unless you have ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
No by definition : You would have certain symptoms
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Need more info....: Sorry, but in order to answer your question, i would need more information like what was the result of your blood cultures? With more info, i would be ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood infection: Fever and shaking chills.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Long time: depend where and how it had affected the other systems. simple positive blood culture with no systemic effect,which mean the patient is stable and not ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Bacteria in blood: When a bacterial infection spreads into the blood we call that bacteremia. This causes high fevers with shaking chills. This happens because of a bad ... Read More
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