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Can A Bladder Obstruction Be Fatal If Left Unchecked
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Probably not: If you are otherwise healthy you likely will be ok. The risk is spread to the kidneys with subsequent inoculation of the blood stream spreading the infection everywhere. This is rare and is more likely in patients with compromised immune systems; elderly, diabetics, cancer patients, HIV patients. Since the treatment is simple and non toxic why wouldn't you treat a uti? ...Read more
Hopefully not: If it bleeding or gets infected or causes total procedentia then it need to be removed if you re being followed by a gyn , it should never get to a critical point. ...Read more
Diverticulum: Zenker's diverticulum has been described as a "throat hernia". It is a pouch off the anatomical weak point in your hypopharynx and is associated with pain, pressure, swallowing problem, aspiration, infection, and other symptoms - not likely fatality. An upper GI contrast exam can be diagnostic. Surgical repairs (myotomy, pexy or stapling) are helpful in avoiding complication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If an appendix has ruptured and there may possibly be infection left int he body can it cause renal kidney failure in the future?
Indirectly,if at all: Acute appendicitis with perforation may be complicated by an acute infection throughout the body (sepsis) that can compromise other organs' function temporarily, such as the kidney. Furthermore, an abscess may develop within the abdominal cavity that could take weeks to manifest itself; left untreated, this could lead to sepsis, as well. Either way, the effects on other organs are reversible w/rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection can spread: If a documented UTI with a positive culture is left untreated than following complication can occur 1 the infection can travel upwards to ureter and kidneys to cause pyelonephritis 2 the infection can spread in the blood stream and cause urosepsis which may require hospitalisation 3 pregnant women with UTI if not treated can risk early labour and premature birth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Urosepsis: Yes you can. It's called urosepsis. It's an infection that starts in the bladder or kidneys and the bacteria then spread to the bloodstream. The general term for infection in the blood is sepsis. It must be treated with antibiotics. You can get scar tissue in the kidney as well. ...Read more
Have history of bowel obstructions. Would this predispose me to further bowel obstructions? Could this be cause again for severe lower left sided pain?
Possibly: if your bowel obstruction was due to adhesions in your abdomen and you have had surgery in the past, then you're at continued high risk of having recurrent bowel obstructions due to adhesions. If you have abdominal pain, bloating, fevers, or any other symptoms of obstruction, see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Reflux: We have to individualise patients . There is no hard and fast rule for that. ...Read more
If a tumor on the left colon began to narrow one's colon causing constipation symptoms, would it be months or years before causing an obstruction?
I have a friend with gastro paresis they can't find an underlying cause... Could it be her gall bladder if the function is 35%?
Maybe...: Gastroparesis means a slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or the stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), or neurologic (as with diabetes, treated with rx that stimulates motility--domperidone, erythromycin, reglan, (metoclopramide) zelnorm) ...Read more
No: Patients in renal failure who are not on dialysis accumulate renal toxins in their bloodstream. This affects brain function, causing the patient to feel sleepy, be confused, and lose their appetite. If a patient has no remaining renal function when they stop dialysis, they will fall into a uremic coma 7-10 days after stopping dialysis, and die within 14-21 days. This process is painless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a UTI cause kidney cancer? If a bladder infection spreads to your kidneys, can it cause cancer there?
I have a spleenic infarction caused by infection having abdominal pains does it need to be corrected?
It can't be fixed.: The underlying infection needs to be treated. However, once the spleen infarcts, that portion is dead and eventually scar. As the scar heals, your pain should resolve. ...Read more
Yes: Neck infections can be life-threatening if left untreated. ...Read more
Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more
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