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what can cause chronic infections?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Infections: Bacteria, fungi & viruses.

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Should I be worried about a parvovirus infection?

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Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: In general this infection, causing fifth's disease, in children is mild and is uncommon in adults but can cause complications in pregnant women, people with sickle cell anemia or immune deficiency.
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Does heavy discharge mean I have an infection?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
No: Vaginal discharge in pregnancy is common from all the hormonal changes. This does not necessarily mean that you have an infection. On the other hand, vaginal discharge could be caused by an infection and you should be test. The most common infections are bacterial vaginosis and yeast which are not sexually transmitted. Stis like gonorrhea, chlamydia and trichomoniasis should be ruled out.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms ofe. Colio157:h7 infections?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Bloody diarrhea: The main symptoms are fever, diarrhea, blood in the stool and abdominal pain. It can be detected by stool tests and treated with antibiotics. It can also be fatal if not recognized.
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A 49-year-old female asked:

Infection in esophagus?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Possible: If you are asking if a person can get an infection in the esophagus, the answer is yes. Infection can occur in any part of the body. If you are asking about esophagitis, it does not have to be an actual infection caused by a bacteria, virus, fungus, or parasite. It can mean irritation of the esophageal mucosa from recurrent exposure to refluxed stomach acid, mostly affecting the lower esophagus.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Help! what could be causing my chronic infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Need more info: What organ is effected? Do you know the organism? What treatment has been done to date.

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