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Many: If you mean how many different organisms cause pneumonia, a very large number ranging from bacteria, to viruses and fungi. A strain typically is a genetic variant of a kind of organism, the flu virus can cause pneumonia, but influenza a can have slight variations making one type of strain of influenza slightly different from another (why every year you need a new flu shot). ...Read more
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There are several MRSA stains & it is agreed that acquisition of SCCmec in methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) gives rise to a number of genetically different MRSA lineages.
Community acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) for instance differs from Hospital-Acquired MRSA (HA-MRSA) by molecular typing & has more antibiotic options but is more aggressive than HA-MRSA. ...Read more
Yes: Especially if you are not used to doing a lot of physical work. Take it easy with the shoveling. The snow is not going anywhere. ...Read more
Headache: Straining/pushing can cause tightening/ spasm of head/neck muscles or ligaments causing tension headache. Some resting, anti-inflammatory medications should help. Some low dose muscle relaxant might help to relax muscles and alleviate headache. For very severe headache ("the worse headache of your life") or if having dizziness, blurry vision or nausea/vomiting, you should go to ER to be evaluated. ...Read more
Yes: Many, many things cause headaches, try to narrow it down keep track of what provokes the pain. ...Read more
See your MD: It is difficult to give an opinion on a complaint of this nature, more detailed evaluation and examination is needed, best if you see your doctor. ...Read more
Which test is needed to identify the specy of a streptoccoccus? Because there are a lot of strains
Culture it: The microbiology lab can speciate streptococci as necessary. They must be grown from culture first. ...Read more
When I put my head far down, I feel something pulling in the left side of my back like its straining what is this?
Tight muscle?: If there is a sensation of tightness in one part of the neck or spine during movement, it could be inflammation of a muscle, tendon, or ligament (such as in a muscle strain, a "pulled muscle"). A primary care doctor, an orthopedic spine doctor, or a physical medicine (physiatrist) doctor can evaluate to see what the actual cause is. The doctors may refer to physical therapy treatments if needed. ...Read more
Is straining on the toilet dangerous? I feel like light straining before going to the bathroom really helps with my BM.
YES: Straining can cause anal or rectal tears or rupture, bleeding, intestinal perforation and bleeding hemorrhoids- just for starters. I suggest 8-10 glasses of electrolyte rich fluids (Powerade, G, Gatorade, Vitamin water or sports drinks., cereals, bran, lentils and if straining persists, use OTC Miralax, an osmotic laxative which will add water to your lower intestine. ...Read more
Are there any better methods to deal with strains from long sessions of excersize? Apart from ice, deep tissue massage and eating protien?
Can a past history of epididymitis cause erectal dysfunction? The cause of the epididymitis was straining to lift a heavy object 40 years ago.
No relation: Epididymitis will not cause erectile dysfunction, certainly not 40 years later. You're at an age when ED becomes quite common, usually with no particular cause known. (It doesn't matter now, but 40 years ago it was thought physical strain could cause epididymitis. We now know that doesn't happen. It is much more likely you had an infection, e.g. chlamydia.) ...Read more
I don't last 2 minutes in bed. I used to... I want to have longer sex without feeling like I am going to explode upon entry. Straining my marriage?
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Getting urge but only a bit of narrow or nothing comes out without straining 70% of time not narrow Normal BM daily Had brief pain in rectum 2 weeks?
Straining for BM: Most likely cause is constipation due to insufficient fiber & fluid in diet or due to pain medications that contain narcotics. Resolution takes a few days: use stool softener & increase dietary fiber (fruits & veggies)or fiber supplement along with plenty of fluid. Avoid laxatives as body needs more & more to work. If persists, see fp to check for other causes: polyps, mass, inflammation. ...Read more
I strained having a bm. Now I have pain on the left side. I felt a pop while straining. After a couple of hours I got the pain?
Pain after straining: Suspect you pulled muscle.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sometimes I need a little push to get a BM started. Is this considered straining or normal to have to push a little. I don't push during BM.
Push to start.: While repeated difficulties passing stool and excessive predictable straining may suggest a problem, an occasional little push wouldn't normally suggest that something is wrong. Just make sure in the long term that your intake of fluid and water is accurate. ...Read more
Any Muscle Can Be: Any muscle can be strained and mid/low back strains are very common. See your Doctor of Chiropractic who can provide spinal manipulation and rehabiliation which have been shown to be the 2 most important factors in dealing with spine conditions. ...Read more