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Bacterial infection from endoscopy?

Bacterial infection from endoscopy?

Highly unlikely: Unless there was penetration of the tube being endoscoped (colon, stomach, small bowel, other) it would be remarkably unusual to acquire infection from these devices. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Can bacterial infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

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Can bacterial infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

Yes: For instance an infection in the wall of the colon triggered by diverticulitis can eat through the colon lining and cause a channel to form between the colon and a nearby structure like the bladder. This channel is called a fistula. In this example one symptom might be passing gas out your bladder (pneumoturia). ...Read more

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Virus or bacterial infection?

Virus or bacterial infection?

Yes?: What is the question? Both viruses and bacteria and other types of organisms can produce infection. If you have a specific issue, write back. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infection cause gallbladder disease?

Can bacterial infection cause gallbladder disease?

Gallstones: Gallstones are formed in the gallbladder and may not cause symptoms . Gallstones in the gallbladder are associated with bacteria in the bile and if the bile in the gallbladder gets infected it causes cholecystitis which makes you very unwell and requires surgery to remove the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginal infection caused stomach pain?

Can bacterial vaginal infection caused stomach pain?

Vaginitis: Simple uncomplicated vaginitis should not be causing abdominal pain. You may have gonorrhea along with extension to the fallopian tubes, ovaries or up into the periphery of the liver. See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can viral infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

Can viral infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

No.: Viral infection cannot cause gastrointestinal fistula, or an abnormal connection between the intestine and another structure (e.g. The skin). This is caused by surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, radiation, or a variety of other causes, but not from a virus. ...Read more

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Can antibiotics cause secondary bacterial infections?

Can antibiotics cause secondary bacterial infections?

Complex answer: Antibiotics have a range of bacteria that they can kill; others outside that range are not so affected; some can become resistant to the antibiotic. If inappropriate ab is used, or taken wrong, e.g. Not as long as rx'd, can lead to more infection, with resistant germ. Bigger problem is overgrowth of a bacteria in gut (c. Difficile) during or after ab use-causes toxin and diarrhea; can be serious. ...Read more

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Can bacteria cause lower respiratory tract infections?

Can bacteria cause lower respiratory tract infections?

Yes: There are several types: streptococcus pneumoniae, staphylococcus aureus, atypical bacteria such as chlamydophila pneumoniae, mycoplasma pneumoniae, and legionella pneumophila. Also sometimes haemophilus influenzae, klebsiella pneumoniae, escherichia coli, pseudomonas aeruginosa and moraxella catarrhalis. ...Read more

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Will bacteum treat a MRSA urinary tract infection?

Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Is a antibiotic commonly used to treat MRSA infections. Need to check the sensitivities though to be sure. ...Read more

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Can parasitic infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

Can parasitic infection cause gastrointestinal fistula?

Yes, very rarely.: A fistula is an abnormal communication between two areas of the body. Any inflammatory or traumatic event can cause a fistula. Though very rare, in theory a parasitic infection could cause this. ...Read more

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Could leukocytosis cause viral and bacterial infections?

Could leukocytosis cause viral and bacterial infections?

The other way around: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood, as measured on a blood test. Both viral and bacterial infections can sometimes cause high numbers of white blood cells (wbc's) or low numbers of wbc's (leukopenia). Unusual leukocytosis, not caused by an infection, can be due to a bone marrow problem such as an early stage of leukemia. A doctor can further evaluate. ...Read more

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Can bacterial infection cause encephalitis?

Can bacterial infection cause encephalitis?

Yes but likely viral: Encephalitis, inflammation of the brain, can be caused by viruses, bacteria, fungi, parasites, unknown causes, etc... Patients with identifiable causes usually have viral infections. Herpes types 1 & 2, epstein barr virus, varicella (chicken pox, shingles) virus, polio virus, coxsackie (hand-foot-mouth) virus, or mosquito-borne viruses can cause encephalitis. ...Read more

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What organism typically causes urinary tract infections?

What organism typically causes urinary tract infections?

E. Coli: E. Coli is present in vaginal secretions which is the most common bacteria to cause bladder infections (uti). ...Read more

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How can infection like bacteria infection leads to diarrhea?

How can  infection like bacteria infection leads to diarrhea?

Different ways: There are many different ways. Some bacteria elicit toxins that cause diarrhea. Others directly invade the GI tract to cause diarrhea. Some adhere to the colon wall and cause outpouring of fluid and electrolytes. It depends on the bacteria and their modus operandi. ...Read more

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Green bacteria infections?

Green bacteria infections?

Green?: You may be referring to the pigment produced by pseudomonas aeruginosa. ...Read more

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Could probiotics cause a yeast infection?

Could probiotics cause a yeast infection?

Probiotics: That's an interesting question. Generally, probiotics can help to replenish or maintain the normal flora, and keep things in balance. However, there is some evidence that probiotics may cause some imbalance, because this extra 'good bacteria' uses up oxygen. This may then affect the normal balance and precipitate yeast overgrowth. However, this is not established, it's just a theory. ...Read more

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Can you get pleurisy from an urinary tract bacterial infection?

Infection: You can't get pleurisy from a bladder infection but you can get it if you have a kidney infection that goes into your blood stream as well. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more