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Can bursitis cause an infection?

Can bursitis cause an infection?

Sometimes: Bursitis is inflammation in a fluid filled sac that typically sits between bone and muscle to reduce friction. We have bursae in our shoulders, elbows, knees and hips. If the bursa gets irritated it can become inflammed and fill with fluid. That is bursitis. Occasionally (but not often), a bursa can get infected. This is most common in the elbow and knee. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Can an ear infection cause a rash?

Can an ear infection cause a rash?

Yes: If the ear infection drains from the ear canal, it can spread to the ear and the skin around the ear. ...Read more

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What can cause an ear infection usually?

What can cause an ear infection usually?

Middle ear infxn: It is typically caused by blockage of the eustachian tube that connects the middle ear to the nose, trapping fluid and germs in the middle ear which start to get infected. Many times they are caused by viruses, occasionally bacteria, and rarely fungus. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause anxiety issues?

Can an ear infection cause anxiety issues?

Ear pain from infect: Please know that pain in general (in this case most likely due to the ear proper) does set one up for a generalized state of discomfort, and in a given indivudual, possible generation of anxiety, stemming from the infectious process or inflammatory process in the ear proper. The anxious state should dissapate with resolution of the primary otological problem. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause a wart or tumor?

Can an ear infection cause a wart or tumor?

Not likely: Ear infections do not predispose one to warts or tumors, although an untreated ear infection could cause an abscess which is tumor-like in its behavior. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause an ear infection?

Can a tooth infection cause an ear infection?

No: These are separate areas of the body that have no direct connection.However, they do share a nerve supply and some people can have tooth pain during an ear infection as well as the other way around. ...Read more

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What can cause an inflammed urethra no STD or infection and what symptoms can it cause?

What can cause an inflammed urethra no STD or infection and what symptoms can it cause?

Allergic reaction: Inflammation is typically due to some type of reaction, whether it be to an environmental allergen or an infection, or even the body's own immune system attacking itself. If infection has been ruled out, it could be an allergic reaction, there could be a foreign body there. Symptoms would be pain and pressure sensation combined. A urologist could put a camera in the urethra to check it out. ...Read more

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Can an ear infection cause neck soreness?

Can an ear infection cause neck soreness?

Ear infections: People generally refer to middle ear infections as "ear infections." outer ear infections are also fairly common. When an infection is present infected fluids travel by lymph vessels until they get to lymph nodes in the neck. These lymph nodes can become tender/sore causing neck soreness. Most of the time neck soreness is not present with ear infections. ...Read more

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Can fungal infection cause joint pain or loose legs?

Can fungal infection cause joint pain or loose legs?

Unlikely.: I have no idea what you mean by loose legs. If you are talking about weakness, it is an unlikely cause. Also joint pain without inflammation would be unlikely to be related to a fungus. ...Read more

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Can an ear or nasal infection cause tremors?

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Can an ear or nasal infection cause tremors?

Tremor: Not likely, unless it relates to anxiety or after-effects of klonopin (clonazepam). ...Read more

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Can bacterial vaginosis or an UTI cause an infection of the uterus?

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No: Bv is not really an infection (a common misconception) hence vaginosis, not vaginitis, and the urinary tract is not directly connected with the uterus. ...Read more

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Can an infected fingertip cause illness?

Can an infected fingertip cause illness?

Paronychia vs. felon: The most common infection in the fingertip area is a paronychia, which is at the nail margin on either or both sides. If the infection is deeper, this can form a so-called felon and be very painful, and could possibly endanger the rest of the finger. ...Read more

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Can hyperglycemia be related to stress or an infection?

Can hyperglycemia be related to stress or an infection?

Yes.: In times of infection or stress, cortisol and catecholamines are released and raise blood sugar levels. Insulin demand is also increased. Therefore, stress or infection can precipitate hyperglycemia, especially in people with Insulin resistance or diabetes. ...Read more

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Can the z-pac cause a yeast infection?

Can the z-pac cause a yeast infection?

Yeast infection : Yes..Any antibiotic can do that. I often recommend taking a probiotic while on your antibiotic to help decrease your risk. Follow up with your doctor for Diflucan (fluconazole) one pill if it gets really bad.. ...Read more

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Can a slight yeast infection cause problems?

Unlikely serious: Yeast associated problems in otherwise healthy individuals are usually just unpleasant like itching & soreness. Can be transmitted sexually which can cause relationship problems. More commonly problem in diabetics. Serious medical problems can occur in immunocompromised subjects, but not in healthy individuals.. ...Read more

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Can an infection cause bladder dyssynergia?

Can an infection cause bladder dyssynergia?

Bladder dyssynergia: is a neurogenic disorder. It is not caused by a bladder infection, rather it can make one prone to bladder infections. ...Read more

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Can a chest infection spread to another infection such as an ear infection if left untreated?

Can a chest infection spread to another infection such as an ear infection if left untreated?

Possible: Alhough the two areas are not connected, I have seen patients with pneumonia and an ear infection. These type of infections can start off as a head cold and then migrate down into your chest. I suppose this can depend from person to person. Please get checked if there is concern. ...Read more

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Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

Will an ear infection cause a toothache?

It definitely can: A variety of conditions can cause an earache and toothache, and the two symptoms are often related. In the case of a toothache, you can have referred pain to the ear and vice versa. See your dentist first to rule out tooth pain. ...Read more

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Can an untreated tooth cavity left cause an infection? Can it be fatal?

Can an untreated tooth cavity left cause an infection? Can it be fatal?

Can cause infection: Yes, an untreated tooth cavity can cause an infection. Most of the time this infection is not fatal but there are certain circumstances that can make it fatal. All infections should be treated. See a dentist. ...Read more

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Can bursitis cause an infection?

Sometimes: Bursitis is inflammation in a fluid filled sac that typically sits between bone and muscle to reduce friction. We have bursae in our shoulders, elbows, knees and hips. If the bursa gets irritated it can become inflammed and fill with fluid. That is bursitis. Occasionally (but not often), a bursa can get infected. This is most common in the elbow and knee. ...Read more

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Deep purple/red elbow following septic bursitis. Has been 6 weeks since infection gone & color still there. Only slight swelling. How long to clear?

Deep purple/red elbow following septic bursitis. Has been 6 weeks since infection gone & color still there. Only slight swelling. How long to clear?

Could take some time: may take months. It is pigmentation secondary to the increased inflammation and hemosiderin stain in the skin. May never be completely normal, but should get close. Use vitamin E lotion to help with the discoloration ...Read more

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Infected elbow bursitis/cellulitus 4 weeks ago. 2 weeks of IV & antibio killed infection. Elbow still purple/red & slightly swollen. How long to heal?

Recurrent infection: Although antibiotics may have "Killed" infection, often time resistant organisms may develope and worsening redness and swelling may be an indication. If no infection is present, then RICE therapy with ace compression, ice and elevation (decreased activity with sling may improve). OTC anti-inflammatory agents may reduce erythema (redness) and swelling. Worsening pain, swelling may be warning sign. ...Read more

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Steroid injection, hip for bursitis. 12 hours later could barely walk. 32 hrs later, swelling at site & pain. Infection? What to look for? Pa said ice

Steroid injection, hip for bursitis. 12 hours later could barely walk. 32 hrs later, swelling at site & pain. Infection? What to look for? Pa said ice

Infection?: This is often manifested by pain, fever, swelling, redness and there may be chills, generalized malaise. In this situation if you are not substantially improved within another few hours you should be seen by a physician and not a pa. If this is infected it could become very very serious quickly. ...Read more

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Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack given for bursitis and low back pain. i have very slight vaginal yeast infection, just barely, off n on. can i go ahead w the medrol (methylprednisolone)?

Issues: The Medrol (methylprednisolone), (methylprednisolone) being a steroid, may exacerbate the yeast infection, so, have your doctor treat this at the same time the Medrol (methylprednisolone) is employed. Should work out very well if this approach is taken. ...Read more

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I have an donated organ, will a streptococcal b infection cause serious complication?

I have an donated organ, will a streptococcal b infection cause serious complication?

Immune status?: If you are on immune suppressive therapy after your transplant, any significant infection can cause serious complications. I would encourage you to speak with your transplant team, even if it has been some time since the transplant, or an infectious disease doctor, both of which can give good advise about your current immune status and risks from specific infections. Remember to get your flu shot! ...Read more

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Can infection in the body cause b/p to go up?

Can  infection in the body cause b/p to go up?

Infection: Infection where, with what organism and why are you asking. Rephrase this question and explain in detail. Generally with severe infection your BP will fall rather than go up. ...Read more

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What is a cause for bursitis?

What is a cause for bursitis?

Irritation: A bursa is a normal part of the body over a prominence. We have them over the back of the elbow, front of the knee cap, on the top of the shoulder, and the outside of the hip (to name a few). They also the skin to move freely over the underlying bone and soft tissues. Normally thin, they become thick and painful with irritation. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of bursitis?

Irritation : There are bursa all over your body. They are potential sacks of fluid like deflated deflated balloons. They can fill up with fluid after an injury or in response to irritation. They are found over bony prominence like the knee or the elbow. They can be found deep like in the shoulder wear a tendon rubs over a bone. They can become chronically inflamed or even infected. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of bursitis?

3 main causes: Bursitis is an inflammation of the burse and is commonly caused by: 1. overuse injury 2. direct trauma to area 3. response to injury to surrounding tissue (e.g., subacromial bursitis secondary to underlying partial thickness rotator cuff tear) ...Read more

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What causes multiple infections in the body?

What causes multiple infections in the body?

Multiple infections: The answer would depend upon whether you are talking about many different types of infections (in which case it may suggest something deficient in your immune system), or you are asking about the same organism producing many different sites of infection (usually staphylococcal, but may be other pathogens). Maybe you could tell me more about what is going on an could answer more definitively. ...Read more

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What causes a urine infection?

Urinary infection: Urine and the urinary tract, is ordinarily sterile. "Something" happens, that allows bacteria to take hold. This is what's called a UTI or urinary tract infection. Sometimes it's a blockage of some type (think kidney stone) or other structural issue. Sometimes it's exposure or insufficient hygiene. E. coli is the germ most classically associated with UTIs. If you have such an infection, see a doc. ...Read more

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What cause placenta infection?

Multiple Causes: Placental infections can be caused from multiple organisms. Some are part of a woman's normal reproductive tract while others are transmitted and cause disease. Infections are often with multiple organisms including e. Coli, streptococcus, ureaplasma fusobacterium, mycoplasma species, and anaerobes. ...Read more

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Can penicillin cause an infection?

Possibly: It's use could lead to an over-growth of yeast. ...Read more

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What's a wound infection caused by?

What's a wound infection caused by?

Infection: A wound infection is caused by a bacterium. There are thousands of species of bacteria that we live with every day; a smaller subset are the culprits of wound infections. ...Read more

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What causes a klebsiella infection?

What causes a klebsiella infection?

Klebsiella infection: The bacterium is Klebsiella pneumoniae .

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What causes toxoplasmosis infection?

What causes toxoplasmosis infection?

A parasite: Toxoplasmosis is a parasite that lives in the cat digestive system. It is transmitted to humans through contact with cat feces in kitty litter, with soil that cats have defecated in or with a cat's anus (groomers or vets). It typically just causes a mild flu-like syndrome. Like any other infection, it can be serious in immune-compromised people, like those with aids or on chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Spider bites that cause a infection ?

Spider bites that cause a infection ?

Yes they can: Any bite to the skin can get secondarily infected. Best not to scratch the bite and use a topical antibiotic for a few days. See your doctor if the bite is getting more red, swollen, and painful. ...Read more

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Bursitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more