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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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What can the cause of Bacteremia & low immune system if nothing was found but 3 bacteria & 1 Fungi in my blood caused me to go septic?

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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What can the cause of Bacteremia & low immune system if nothing was found but 3 bacteria & 1 Fungi in my blood caused me to go septic?

Blood cultures: The question I think you're asking is "what germ" caused u to become ill-- which is an open question because it sounds like 4 organisms were isolated in ur blood cultures. Blood is supposed to be sterile and although possible it's very unlikely u really had 4 organisms floating around in ur blood. This is what we call "contamination" so we may never know. If u have more info, maybe can answer this ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Rocamboli
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What to do if I have bladder infection symptoms but no bacteria or blood in urine?

Dr. Charles Rocamboli
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What to do if I have bladder infection symptoms but no bacteria or blood in urine?

Get treated: 10-15 percent of urinary tract infections have a negative urinalysis. Go to a doctor. You need a culture and probably antibiotics. Feel better. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Since glycerin suppository cause anal stimulation, could this cause bacteria to enter blood stream?

Dr. Martin Raff
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Since glycerin suppository cause anal stimulation, could this cause bacteria to enter blood stream?

Bacteremia: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
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What does it mean when I have bacteria, white blood cells, and sqamous epithelia in my urine?

Dr. Kamel Sadek
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What does it mean when I have bacteria, white blood cells, and sqamous epithelia in my urine?

May be nothing: The positive findings on your urine commonly happens with contaminated urine sample. Unless you did a careful midstream urine catch, which would decrease the chance of having what you found on your urine test. If you are having symptoms of urine infection, a urine culture can help in evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Killian
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A friend has a vaginal bacteria infection and she can't afford antibiotics what are some ways she can get rid of it at home? And shes spotting blood?

Dr. Robert Killian
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A friend has a vaginal bacteria infection and she can't afford antibiotics what are some ways she can get rid of it at home? And shes spotting blood?

No such thing: There are no home remedies for bacterial infection. She can lose her kidneys if she lets this go untreated. She must take her medicine and she must do so urgently. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Dorsey
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How dangerous is it to have bacteria in your blood?

Dr. Robert Dorsey
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How dangerous is it to have bacteria in your blood?

Dangerous: Bacteria don't belong in the blood.

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Dr. Bradford Romans
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What do they normally check in fecalysis? It is just for the presence of bacteria or also blood?

Dr. Bradford Romans
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What do they normally check in fecalysis? It is just for the presence of bacteria or also blood?

It depends: There are many tests that could be ordered depending on your symptoms.Common tests are for microscopic blood, abnormal bacteria, parasites, white blood cells. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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Under the skin I see lumps. Is this bacteria in the blood?

Dr. Martin Raff
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Under the skin I see lumps. Is this bacteria in the blood?

Not likely: 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. ...Read more

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