Top
20
Doctor insights on: Can A Bacterial Infection In The Spine Cause Numbness In The Fingers

Share
Dr. Oscar Novick
9 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
How I prevent bacterial infections caused by my child in putting his dirty fingers in his mouth?

How I prevent bacterial infections caused by my child in putting his dirty fingers in his mouth?

Normal kid behavior: Kids often put their fingers into their mouths. That is normal behavior for children. The best that parents can do is to keep the children's environment fairly clean, and avoid places with obvious disease risks. A parent cannot constantly follow a child around and watch the child's hands, but giving the child gentle instructions now and then is fine to do. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
Black bark fungal or bacterial infection are growing on the midjoint bones of my fingers both of my left hand & right hand?

Black bark fungal or bacterial infection are growing on the midjoint bones of my fingers both of my left hand & right hand?

See a hand surgeon: And an infectious diseases specialist. This can be a very serious issue and may require opinions and input from both specialties. Do not delay with this and hope things turn out well quickly. ...Read more

5

5
Can a bacterial infection cause a Pap smear to come back abnormal? I'm worried cuz mine did back n March 18,2014.!!

Can a bacterial infection cause a Pap smear to come back abnormal? I'm worried cuz mine did back n March 18,2014.!!

YES: A bacterial infection can cause abnormalities with PAP.

You should follow up with this as I'm sure your DR. suggested. ...Read more

7

7
Can a bacterial infection cause back pain?

Can a bacterial infection cause back pain?

Back pain: Yes an infection can cause back pain. You can get an infection in the bone or disc. Can an evaluation by a spine specialist and a mri. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
9

9
Is there anything that can happen to you such as bacterial infection that may cause you to relapse getting acne back 4 months after accutane?

Is there anything that can happen to you such as bacterial infection that may cause you to relapse getting acne back 4 months after accutane?

Happens anyway: It is not rare for someone to need more than one course of accutane before this problem is gone for good. Although some look at acne as a transitional problem of the teen years some are fighting it into their late 30s.If it happens you deal with it. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back-to-back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,

What is wrong with me? For over 2 months I have been battling a UTI that has caused the over growth of yeast and bacteria to keep giving me vaginal infections back-to-back. According to test results I have no current vaginal yeast or bacterial infection,

Discharge : Discharge can be normal depending on where you are in your cycle. It is an issue when it has an odor or causes bacterial or vaginal irritation. You did not mention any of these symptoms in your post, which is why I am assuming your doctor said this could be normal. Also, typically uti's do not cause vaginal infections, especially when treated. If this problem persists consider asking for additional diagnostic testing.
Best of luck. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What type of bacterial infection will cause blisters in the back of your throat?

What type of bacterial infection will cause blisters in the back of your throat?

Various infections: Strep throat infections sometimes causes blisters in the throat, although most strep throat patients will not have blisters. Causes of throat blisters or throat ulcers are more likely viral, such as coxsackie virus (causes hand foot mouth disease) or herpes virus (causes herpetic stomatitis). ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
I have a bacterial infection, what factors could cause the infection to become septic?

I have a bacterial infection, what factors could cause the infection to become septic?

Very rare: If you mean a bacterial infection in the vagina, it would be highly unlikely for this to proceed to sepsis, which is a serious infection of the bloodstream. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
13

13
What causes lung bacterial infection I am a non-smoker?

What causes lung bacterial infection I am a non-smoker?

Bacteria!: By definition, bacteria cause bacterial lung infection. Bacteria respond to antibiotics while viruses do not. Viruses are more common than bacteria & cause typical cold which won't respond to antibiotics. Average cough illness lasts 18 days so be patient. The Best way to avoid upper respiratory infections (uris) is to wash hands & avoid being sneezed/coughed upon. And don't smoke (which you aren't). ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
Can aerospan cause bacterial infection if I have a spacer? Also, what diff between aerospan & dulera (formoterol and mometasone)?

Can aerospan cause bacterial infection if I have a spacer? Also, what diff between aerospan & dulera (formoterol and mometasone)?

No: If any infection it would fungal, to avoid that either with a spacer or without, drink water or gargle after adminstring the medicine, the difference between aerospan ( flunisolide); an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and dulera (formoterol and mometasone) (mometasone/formetrol) is that the latter is a combo medicine, containing an ICS and LABA ( Long Acting Beta Agonist)1; ...Read more

15

15
I am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge (had a bacterial infection but it cleared up with medication so is it back again? What to do!!!

I am experiencing abnormal vaginal discharge (had a bacterial infection but it cleared up with medication so is it back again? What to do!!!

Repeat therapy: Most probably another infection. The original infection may have been eradicated and you have acquired a new infection or the original infection was not eradicated and must be retreated. ...Read more

16

16
Dr said I had bacterial infection cause white blood count 9.9 snd absolute neut 8.8 gave me antibodiacs but did not tell me what is wrong, seg is 8.4?

Dr said I had bacterial infection cause white blood count 9.9 snd absolute neut 8.8 gave me antibodiacs but did not tell me what is wrong, seg is 8.4?

No idea: This white count is not really elevated. The elevated segs suggest a bacterial infection. Have the doctor give you more information. Cannot tell what is the infection from your hx. ...Read more

17

17
I have a yeast infection and I think it causes you to have a bacterial infection?

I have a yeast infection and I think it causes you to have a bacterial infection?

Possible: Hi, Thank you for your question.

A yeast infection happens when there's a change to the normal flora. You can get it if you are immunocomprised or after taking antibiotics. Some people even get it due to stress. Any change to your normal self puts you at risk to get other infections as well. Hope that helps.contact me if you have any other questions :-)
Dr. M ...Read more

18

18
Light pink thick mucous discharge with odor every month at the end of cycle. I have been tested for bacterial infections and stis all came back negati?

Light pink thick mucous discharge with odor every month at the end of cycle. I have been tested for bacterial infections and stis all came back negati?

Vaginal discharge: Did the tests include bacterial vaginosis, mycoplasma, ureoplasma, — usually tests are for gonorrhea, chalmydia. For bacterial vaginosis need flagyl 500 2 x/day x 7 no alcohol for mycoplasma, ureoplasma need zithromax 500 day 1 then 250 for 4 days it may also just be a variant due to hormones. Since it resolves spontaneously, odor can be blood f/u with doc/urgent care ...Read more

19

19
I currently have a bacterial infection been very itchy scratched so hard caused skin to brake and cause sores that burn how do I heal them?

I currently have a bacterial infection been very itchy scratched so hard caused skin to brake and cause sores that burn how do I heal them?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

20

20
Was being treated for bv. Had sex while bring treated... And symptoms came back minus foul odor... Could i still have a vaginal bacterial infection?

Yes: Etiology of BV is multifactoral with some strains being resistent to traditional therapy. May one to consider a special test, one swab that will screen for the pathogen and provide information about appropriate therapy. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
2,037 doctors shared insights

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


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