bacteria in the blood

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<b>Bacteria in the blood is also known as <a href="#topics/Sepsis">Sepsis</a></b>. In the blood is infection called by medical term "septicemia " . It is a serious condition that may lead to fatality left untreated
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

Is bacteria in the blood always called sepsis?

No

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When bacteria is found in the blood it can be called bacteremia. If it gets severe affecting other body systems it can be called sepsis.
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Dr. Joel Gallant answered:

How dangerous is it to have bacteria in your blood?

Yes

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It's not a good thing, but if you're typing on the computer, you must not be TOO sick. Bacteria in the blood is treatable with antibiotics, but it's important to find out where the bacteria is coming from. Sometimes bacteria that grows in a blood culture is a "contaminant"--something that got into the culture bottle without really being in your blood.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Under the skin I see lumps. is this bacteria in the blood?

Not likely

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Cannot possibly diagnose this without seeing you, but unless you have a serious overwhelming infection this is not likely to be bacteria in your blood. That would more probably produced shaking chills, fever, muscle pains, and severe fatigue and illness. See a doctor and let them look at these and give you an explanation of what they are.
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What is the definition or description of: Bacteria in the blood?

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In the blood is infection called by medical term "septicemia " . It is a serious condition that may lead to fatality left untreated
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Is there any connection between bacteria in the blood and HIV / AIDS ?

No

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Bacteria growing while in the blood (sepsis / septicemia) or simply being found in the blood (bacteremia -- we get this when we brush our teeth or pass stool) are very familiar, but the opportunitistic infections in HIV / AIDS are seldom caused by the common bacteria, since the antibody defenses are largely intact. Great question, though.
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Might having bacteria in my blood stream cause me from getting my wife pregnant?

No

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treat yourelf for infection. it can be very serious
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Dr. Julia Stanford answered:

If bacteria in the blood doesn't clear with antibiotics, how long will a person live septic?

Depends

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Depends on the age and overall health of the patient, but most likely, not very long. There is no set number of days, weeks, or months.
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what do they normally check in fecalysis? it is just for the presence of bacteria or also blood?

It depends

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There are many tests that could be ordered depending on your symptoms.Common tests are for microscopic blood,abnormal bacteria,parasites,white blood cells.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Since Glycerin suppository cause anal stimulation, could this cause bacteria to enter blood stream?

Bacteremia

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Transient bacteria in the blood occur regularly, with brushing of teeth, sex, straining at stool, and so on. It is entirely possible that use of suppositories may do this as well, but it is seldom clinically relevant. That is why we have an immune system which will almost always rapidly clear these organisms and eliminate potential for infection.
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How long does it take for blood infection and bacteria in or blood take to go away andis it deadly?

Varies

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The length to resolution of "bacterial sepsis" (bacterial infection in the blood) varies. Duration before recognition and treatment, type of germ, pre-illness health of the patient all factor in to the treatment and recovery. Sepsis can kill in less than 24 hours.
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