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Bacterial Infection With Fluid Around The Heart
Endocarditis: The primary thing to look for with infectious endocarditis are positive blood cultures. Usually ALL the blood cultures are positive, and they 'turn' positive quite rapidly. If this diagnosis is under consideration, please make sure you get an Infectious Diseases specialist to assist in the diagnosis and management. There are other lab abnormalities too- like urinary findings, elevated sed rate etc ...Read more
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
I'm having one especially since a bacterial infection from a dental abscess, can it travel to the heart? What should I do?
See dentist ASAP: If you have an active bacterial infection from an abscessed tooth, you need to get on some antibiotics immediately and then get the necessary treatment to resolve the abscess: either root canal or extraction. Any bacterial infection has the potential to spread to another part of your body. See a dentist immediately! ...Read more
Father in the hospital with a bacterial infection in his toe, possibly in bone. What tests can be run to confirm this prior to amputation? He needs heart surgery so they want to be sure no infection.
I have shortness of breath, dizziness, low blood pressure, and have had endocarditis from a bacteria infection I got when I had 5 teeth pulled., and heart palaptaions. ..What could be wrong
Heart valve damage:
Infectious endocarditis can cause damage to heart valves, presenting the symptoms described.
This can be a very serious condition. See a physician asap for a diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more
If someone's heart stops suddenly from a severe infection such as sepsis, would a defibrillator get the heart working again? Or no, because of the bacteria
See below: Defibrillating may get the heart working again for a brief period of time, like we do in resuscitation, but the heart will fail again shortly because of the profound metabolic disturbances that made it stop in the first place, and those cannot be corrected quickly. A defibrillator as in the device, is not helpful in this situation. ...Read more
Kissing someone who smokes marijuana daily basis chase me to met infections such as bacterial or viral had mitral valve repair heart surgery. 22 age?
Doubtful: That this would ^ chance for infection. ...Read more
Pneumonia: The fluid filling the alveolus, secondary to infection, is quite simply pus/ purulence that develops as white blood cells kill the infectant. A good amount of damage to alveolar cells also occurs due to proteins released from white blood cells designed to recruit more cells to area of infection, creating breaks in cell lining. This causes increased swelling/ fluid leak into air spaces. ...Read more
My wife had one of her ovaries removed, she have now a bacterial infection where stinky, fluid is coming from the cut on her abdomen. What now to do?
Go back to doctor: Go back and get examined and treated asap. Postoperative wound infections of this nature can extend to vital areas very quickly and have the potential to be life-threatening. Do not wait, and if your doctor is not readily available go to an er. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
What are signs of secondary skin bacterial infection in chickenpox. I have 3 spots that oozed w/ transparent yellow/gold fluid. Are they infected?
Need to know why skin rashes that have fluid not going after dad cut his toe. Taking antib & using cream. He has sugar. What kind of bacterial infection!
Many: Different insects spread different diseases, bacterial, viral, rickettsial and parasitic. Most common insects spreading diseases include mosquitos, ticks and fleas. Diseases spread by insect bites include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, lyme disease, rocky mountain spoted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, plague, west nile virus and many more. ...Read more
Hormone changes: Bacterial vaginitis is a condition caused by a change in the number and types of bacteria in the vagina. Just after menstruation, there are hormone changes occurring that may be triggering these infections. When this infection follows a pattern like this, there may ways of preventing these infections. See your doctor to see what may be appropriate for you. ...Read more
By what I have been told I have a bacterial infection could a bacterial infection linger on for months if its untreated?
It can, depends: Some bacterial infections, like a chronic pneumonia or a topical skin infection like impetigo, can persist for a few weeks to months. More likely, they would get worse until they were unbearable or caused an abscess. They do eventually go away by themselves at times, but like the olden days, they also used to kill people when unchecked or untreated. ...Read more
Prescribed metonidazole for bacterial infection. Do I need to fill the un-numbered applicator fully for it to be 5 grams?
Fill it full:
Read the package insert, or ask your pharmacist for the form you have. Here is more info: that says to fill the applicator full
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/drugs-supplements/metronidazole-vaginal-route/proper-use/drg-20064738 ...Read more
Color of mucous.: The color of your mucous really has not relation to the presence of a bacterial infection, as opposed to a viral infection or even a non-infectious issue. The presence or absence of other symptoms would be more telling - fever, chills, sweats, headache, facial pains, earache, weakness, achy. ...Read more
Do bacterial infections need atibiotics? If its what I have got judging by what I have been told it has not budged?
Further issues: I answered the other question you had about this topic. Clearly you have an infection or something that has been seen and either has or needs to be treated. If you've been prescribed treatment, i'd suggest following it. If you've been receiving treatment and it's not working, you may need a second opinion or recheck to make sure it's what you think it is. ...Read more
I have "mild neutropenia" at 1.7, down from usual 2.9. Wcc is 3.4 down from 5.9 usual. Could this be indicative of bacterial infection? What else?
You are fine: The neutrophil count does fluctuate from 1500 to 3, 000. If yours is in this range, there is no increased risk of infection. Moreover it is very rare to have low neutrophil count in young people of your age. Make yourself familiar/watch the numbers such as WBC count, percent of neutrophils and absolute neutrophil count (anc) so that you are not making any mistakes in conveying the proper numbers ...Read more
Hard to answer: What type of infection?Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes if you need it
At your age these may be
TDap, Pnemociccal and Meningicoccal
Discuss with your doctor if you need any one of these ...Read more
Yes: Bacterial infections cause fevers which as they cycle can cause night sweats. There are other things that can, but yes, bacterial infections can too. If you have been diagnosed with one, and the night sweats came at about the same time, then the antibiotic should help. If not, make sure you follow up immediately. ...Read more
Tattoos: Absolutely. Seeing a reputable professional who takes proper precautions will go a long way to preventing infection. ...Read more
No: Asthmatic patients are not at any higher risk to develop serious bacterial infection when compared with general population. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis: There are many different kinds of vaginal bacteria growing in your vagina which are normal and actually protect you. However, bacterial vaginosis (bv for short) is caused by an imbalance of these different kinds of bacteria. The most common is an overgrowth of gardnerella vaginalis. You may have a frothy fishy discharge, partic after sex. Treat with antibiotics. See an ob/gyn. ...Read more
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