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Doctor insights on: Biopsy From Colonoscopy Showed Bacterial Infection

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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Can bacterial infections happen thats not strep and show symptoms in your tonsils? If so, what does it make you feel like and can it kill you?

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Can bacterial infections happen thats not strep and show symptoms in your tonsils? If so, what does it make you feel like and can it kill you?

Yes: Pharyngitis can be caused by other bacteria and viruses. Overall, it may make you feel bad, but they all go away within a few days by themselves (with a normal immune system), with or without treatment. The reason we treat strep is that is can cause other problems down the road, like rheumatic heart disease. Danger would be severe swelling of tonsils, which is fairly rare. See a doctor. ...Read more

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If balanitis is caused by bacterial infection, would blood test show elevated blood counts or ESR,CRP?

If balanitis is caused by bacterial infection,  would blood test show elevated blood counts or ESR,CRP?

Here is some..: Balanitis is just a general term denoting the inflammation of glans penis (head of penis) from all causes. In general, such change would not cause ESR or CRP to rise. ...Read more

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Leukocyte esterase, ua my results were large. It also said "does not show any significant bacterial infection". Am i ok? Or do I need a 2nd opinion?

Leukocyte esterase, ua my results were large. It also said "does not show any significant bacterial infection".  Am i ok?  Or do I need a 2nd opinion?

Culture that urine. : A urinalysis (ua) cannot always identify the presence of bacteria or an infection. Although leukocytes can be present in the urine from other non-infectious causes, an infection should always be considered, and only a urine culture can diagnose or exclude an infection. ...Read more

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What tha show all bacterial infection show in blood culture (fever investigation) for example tonsillitis?

What tha show all bacterial infection show in blood culture (fever investigation) for example tonsillitis?

Blood culture: Will only show bacterial that has disseminated hemategenously. Localised bacterial infections do not show up in the blood like pharyngitis, abcess, tonsilitis,pneumonia, UTi unless bacteremia or sepsis is present ...Read more

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Can a nasal steroid spray mask the symptoms of a bacterial infection? Treated for allergy for 1 yr, but mucus sample shows Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.

Can a nasal steroid spray mask the symptoms of a bacterial infection? Treated for allergy for 1 yr, but mucus sample shows Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.

Yes, if you: use it too much or too often. Now you have a bacterial infection that hopefully will respond to antibiotics, but you can also get fungus or other atypical infections. Antibiotics will not help these. You need to consult with an ENT specialist for definitive treatment. Surgery might be necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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


Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more