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Can you get bone infection from a leg ulcer?

Can you get bone infection from a leg ulcer?

Yes: Bone that is exposed in the base of an ulcer often becomes locally infected. Your doctor calls it "osteomyelitis .". ...Read more

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Bone Infection (Definition)

Osteomyelitis is an infection of the bone. Osteo is derived from the greek osteon..Inflammation or infection. A broad range of organisms can cause infection from bacteria, to viruses (less common), to fungi (mycotic). Acute and chronic infections exist. Long term IV treatment with antibiotics (or antifungals or other agents) are needed. In my experience no less than 8 weeks ...Read more


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Can you get a staph infection from a venous ulcer?

Can you get a staph infection from a venous ulcer?

Yes you can.: Venous ulcers are due to a breakdown of the skin usually overlying the medial or lateral ankle due to venous hypertension due to , usually, venous valvular reflux in the saphenous system of veins. These are very prone to bacterial infection and staph can be a component of the infecting organisms. Often times, multiple bacterial will be cultured from these ulcers. ...Read more

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Can you get a bone infection from steping on a rusty nail ?

Can you get a bone infection from steping on a rusty nail ?

Yes. : The nail does not have to hit the bone. If there is infection of the soft tissue around the bone and it is not treated properly, it can spread to the bones. ...Read more

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Can you get a kidney infection from a cervical biopsy?

Can you get a kidney infection from a cervical biopsy?

Not related: You certainly could develop a bladder or kidney infection but it would not be related to having a cervical biopsy. Urinary tract infections are very common. ...Read more

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How do you tell if pain is from a sinus infection or from a bad tooth?

How do you tell if pain is from a sinus infection or from a bad tooth?

Dentist: If you think you may have a bad tooth, see your dentist. He or she can tell you if the pain is from a tooth or likely from a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can getting a bone graft cause you to have arthritis?

Can getting a bone graft cause you to have arthritis?

Not really.: Pain at donor or graft site is not uncommon and can last for several moths at the longest. But is does not cause arthrtitis or rheumatism. ...Read more

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What could get a staph infection out of the bone without amputation?

What could get a staph infection out of the bone without amputation?

Depends...: The treatment for osteomyelitis... Bone infection-- depends on where it is, how long it has been there, etc. It is curable in many circumstances.... Just be sure to deal with a surgeon who is comfortable with this... There are not many. ...Read more

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What is a blood infection and how do you get one? Can you get it from a viral infection

What is a blood infection and how do you get one? Can you get it from a viral infection

Define blood infexn: When we say blood infection we are usually talking about sepsis, when the infection gets into your blood stream and your body is mounting a severe defense against it (called inflammation). The most severe one is usually caused by bacterial infection that has spread into the blood from skin or any organ (such as lung infection aka pneumonia). You could have a viral sepsis but it is rare. ...Read more

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Can you get gangrene from popping a blister?

Can you get gangrene from popping a blister?

Not likely unless: You have inadequate blood circulation on your feet. But if you have diabetes or other condition that might impair healing, you might develop a serious staph infection. Make sure it is clean and keep it elevated if there is any swelling. If you develop any redness, see a doctor right away. Make sure you are up to date on tetanus immunization. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have to get your foot amputated from a foot ulcer?

Is it possible to have to get your foot amputated from a foot ulcer?

Yes: Is it is not cared for properly and severe infection or gangrene develops. If you have an ulcer, see physician immediately. ...Read more

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Can you get a staph infection from having a massage?

Can you get a staph infection from having a massage?

Unlikely: This is unlikely to occur, since staph is normal flora of the skin even if you did it would be difficult to determine whether the infection was from your own skin or outside contact. ...Read more

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Can you bruise an artery, for example can a bruise be caused by a leakage from an artery if so does it heal like any other bruise?

Can you bruise an artery, for example can a bruise be caused by a leakage from an artery if so does it heal like any other bruise?

Skin?: If you are referring to visible bruising in the skin it is not usually arterial bleeding. Rather it is localized small veins and capillaries. Deeper muscle injury can involve smaller arterioles which quickly retract and stop bleeding. All else being normal bruises are reabsorbed over time and resolve. ...Read more

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How can you tell a bladder infection from a period?

How can you tell a bladder infection from a period?

Completely different: A bladder infection often presents with burning on urination, increased frequency and urgency, pain or discomfort above your pubis and rarely, fever and other systemic symptoms. Blood in the urine does occur with some forms of bladder infection, but this is typically different from vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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Can you get a kidney infection from a toliet seat?

Can you get a kidney infection from a toliet seat?

No: The bacteria that cause a UTI (e. Coli most common) generally gain access via the urethra (the tube that passes from the bladder to the outside) which does not come into contact with the toilet seat during normal voiding. ...Read more

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Can you catch an infection from a canker sore?

Yes and no: While not considered contagious some it is an open wound so you can get a secondary infection. ...Read more

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Could you get cancer from a gunshot wound?

Could you get cancer from a gunshot wound?

Xtremely rare. : There are some cancers that can develop in scars of damaged skin but this would be rare. If concerned, see a surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you get an infection in your body from a posterior prolapse?

Can you get an infection in your body from a posterior prolapse?

Not really: A posterior prolapse or rectocele can make passing stools or sex difficult and possibly bring bacteria closer to the urinary opening. That might increase the risk of infection. ...Read more

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Can you get sepsis from a small cut or scrape?

Can you get sepsis from a small cut or scrape?

Sepsis...: Sepsis occurs when bacteria get into the bloodstream. It is possible for the bacteria to enter the blood from a cut or scrape. It is less likely if the cut or scrape is kept clean and an antibacterial ointment is applied. Keep it covered until it heals. If these steps are taken, it is very unlikely that sepsis will develop. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more