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Bacteria In The Blood (Definition)

Bacteria in the blood is also known as Sepsis. 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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What is the definition or description of: bacteria in the blood?

What is the definition or description of: bacteria in the blood?

Bacteria : In the blood is infection called by medical term "septicemia " . It is a serious condition that may lead to fatality left untreated. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Levy
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Bacteria In The Blood (Definition)

Bacteria in the blood is also known as Sepsis. 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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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?

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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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
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Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
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Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
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What to do if I have bladder infection symptoms but no bacteria or blood in urine?

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

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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Skin, hair and nails (Tip)

Skin, hair and nails

Intact skin is very important in preventing penetration of bacteria and viruses into the body. ...See more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds as instructed without fail
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What does it mean when I have bacteria, white blood cells, and sqamous epithelia in my urine?

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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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?

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

Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more


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