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Can sepsis make me infertile?

Can sepsis make me infertile?

Yes: Fevers over 100.5 can impair sperm production for 3 months after. In females, severe illnesses can also affect ovulation. In either case, fertility should not be permanently impaired. ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more


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Can septic shock make a man infirtile?

Can septic shock make a man infirtile?

Absolutely. : Yes it can. If it caused lack of blood flow to the testes. ...Read more

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E coli isnt fatal yet leads to sepsis, why is this?

E coli isnt fatal yet leads to sepsis, why is this?

Mistaken: E coli can produce fatal sepsis and or fatal meningoencephalitis. It can also trigger a toxic reaction that shuts down the kidneys (hemolytic uremic syndrome) that can also be fatal. What it does and how it does it vary with the situation. ...Read more

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Why is fluid balance important in a pt with sepsis? If a sepsis pt becomes hypernatremic e.g.sodium level 150 mmol/L then does it really matter? Why?

Sepsis: Septic patients get hypovolemic because of vasodilation. A patient with that problem and also hpernatremic is really in deep stuff. Now if you're septic but haven't yet vasodilated but are dehydrated causing hypernatremia from free water deficit and you then vasodilate....well again not good......... ...Read more

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How is e. Coli sepsis treated?

E. coli: This bacteria can produce a wide variety of infections which are generally treated with antibiotics to which the particular strain of e. Coli is sensitive and which will reach the site of infection effectively. Sepsis is the body's reaction to infection and may require supportive care beyond the antibiotics. ...Read more

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How common is sepsis?

Common: Sepsis with a severe infection is common - to meet the definition you need only have a suspected infection, a heart rate greater than 90, temperature greater than 100.4 or less than 96.8, a respiratory rate greater than 20, or a high or low white blood cell count. ...Read more

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How does sepsis spread?

How does sepsis spread?

Blood: Typically sepsis starts in a single area - kidney, open wound, broken bone, etc - but spreads throught the body in the bloodstream. ...Read more

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How fast does sepsis occur?

Very: Someone with a "mild" kidney infection can go septic and be dead in as little as eight hours. I've seen it. This is why these things are so dangerous. ...Read more

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How common is sepsis in the us?

750k/year: National institute of health reports 750000 cases of severe sepsis per year citing data published in 2001. The number of cases is on the rise with the aging of the population. ...Read more

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The main symptoms of sepsis are what?

The main symptoms of sepsis are what?

Infection + qSOFA: The current definition of sepsis is called qSOFA. You get 1 point each for low blood pressure, high respiratory rate, or altered mental status. A score of 2 or more means you have sepsis.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SOFA_score#Quick_SOFA_Score ...Read more

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Are there racial disparities with sepsis?

Yes: Aftrican americans have higher incidences of sepsis/shock, lower survival rates; it is not clear exactly what the cause is (higher rates of uninsured, poorer/overburdened hospitals in the areas that serve them, indifference or racism by physicians/hospital staff, poorer self care and more reluctance to use the healthcare system). Its likely that all of those play a role. ...Read more

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What are the clinical features of sepsis?

Multiple: Sepsis is the body's genealized inflammatory response to an infection. One of the most notable features is "capillary leak" - fluid leaks from your blood vessels, so you become edematous and need aggressive IV fluid resuscitation. Organ failures may also occur - confusion, low blood pressure, shortness of breath, concentrated and poor urine output. ...Read more

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Can sepsis be spread from person to person?

Not exactly: The cause of sepsis can be spread from person to person - and depending on what the cause is the likelihood of sepsis or septic shock varies. (streptococcus pneumonae is likely to cause sepsis, for example). ...Read more

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Sepsis and septicemia are they the same thing?

Sepsis and septicemia are they the same thing?

Essentially: Sepsis means an infection in the blood stream demonstrated by blood culture. Septicemia is the same thing-but an older now out of date term used to essentially mean the same thing. Septic shock means the above-infection in bloodstream with low blood pressure and fast heart rate and other lab findings of shock. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sepsis?

Severe infection: Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of white blood cell count. ...Read more

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What is the definition of sepsis? How does it occur?

Infection: sepsis is an infection in the bloodstream that may be associated with multiple system failures. the original source of the infection may come from any organ ...Read more

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What is the origin of the word sepsis? Is it from latin?

Greek: It is a greek word (which meant decay, rotting, putrification, etc). ...Read more

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If you have sepsis. How would that feel, how would the body react?

Very ill: Sepsis is usually due to serious infections and the person is sick enough to be not able to move around, may have high fever, low blood pressure, confusion and more. See this site for more information.
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sepsis/ds01004. ...Read more

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Would the symptoms of sepsis come and go or would they be consistant?

Caution advised: Because body temperature can be above 101 F (38.3 C) or below 96.8 F (36 C) in sepsis it may appear as if the symptoms are coming and going. However, this can be a life threatening condition and emergency medical attention is needed until the condition is resolved completely. ...Read more

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Can sepsis kill you?

Can sepsis kill you?

Yes: Sepsis, a type of systemic inflammatory response to infection and infection related toxins, can lead to kidney failure, respiratory failure, heart failure, liver failure, stroke, etc... All leading to death. ...Read more

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Do babies get sepsis?

Do babies get sepsis?

They can: Mothers transfer antibodies through the placenta.This gives babies transient protection for many minor illnesses.However, babies remain vulnerable to variety of bacteria. These can enter the birth canal & the bag of waters when it opens.If these germs enter babies nasal passages or lungs during labor or delivery, they can later enter the blood & cause sepsis. ...Read more

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Can an IUD cause sepsis?

Can an IUD cause sepsis?

Extremely rarely.: An IUD (intra-uterine device) is a very effective method of contraception. Though their reputation for causing infection still exists from cases many decades ago, currently iuds are very safe. It is very rare for an IUD to cause sepsis (a uterine infection that spreads into the blood and throughout the body). ...Read more

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Is sepsis in teens rare?

Rare but possible.: People can get sepsis at any age. ...Read more

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How do you prevent sepsis?

Wash your hands: Sepsis is not in itself "avoidable" - but you can ensure good general health by eating well, avoiding steroids, and washing your hands. Keeping yourself from getting shot, stabbed or crushed is also a good idea, and keeping dirt out of your wounds is a bonus. If you are diabetic, take your Insulin or other medications and follow a sound diabetic diet. ...Read more

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Is sepsis related to leukemia?

Somewhat: Leukemia is related to sepsis. It is a cause of sepsis as patients have a decreased immune system making them more susceptible to infection. Infection/sepsis does not cause leukemia. ...Read more

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What types of doctors treat sepsis?

Intensivists: Really, it depends on your hospital and location, but in general critical care boarded physicians treat sepsis; if the infection is rare or strange, they may consult with an infectious disease physician. If the sepsis is not severe, a general internist may direct your care. ...Read more

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How serious is sepsis in the blood?

Very.: Sepsis generally refers to an infection where bacteria are detected in the blood and it can have other effects such as low blood pressure and effects on other organs (kidney, liver, lung). The other issues depend on the source, how sick the patient is, and other health complications. However, antibiotics are a very effective treatment. ...Read more

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Can confusion in sepsis be resolved?

Can confusion in sepsis be resolved?

Yes: The confusion can occur because of the infection itself, low blood pressure, or low oxygen levels in the blood or all of the above. Once the underlying infection is treated and oxygen delivery to the brain and blood pressure are improved, it nearly always resolves. One exception may be if there is brain infection. ...Read more

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What should patients with sepsis eat?

What they can: The real answer depends on how ill you are... If the patient is awake and her bowels are working, and can eat safely without aspirating, a balanced meal (meat, vegetables, carbs) is a sound idea. Many people with sepsis are too ill to eat on their own; there is some data to support using special tube feeds in sepsis, but not enough for that to be the standard of care. ...Read more

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Are sepsis and septic the same thing?

Same context: A person is septic when the syndrome of sepsis is exhibited, i, e., there is a source of inflammation or infection suspected or it is suspected as the cause of low bp, rapid heart rate, fever, high or low white blood count, rapid respiration. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more