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Can You Still Have Osteomyelitis Or Sepsis And Have Normal Blood Work
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
Can you have sepsis with no symptoms and normal regular blood work with no recent infections that you can recall?
No by definition : You would have certain symptomsGet a more detailed answer ›
Seen in ER for foot pain told ok go home no blood work 36 hrs later had a bka 4 gas gangren and sepsis is this normal or just over looked???
Complex: Not having seen the foot or knowing the background, it is impossible to effectively comment on the appropriateness of the initial ER evaluation. All hospitals have patient relations departments and peer review processes looking at clinical care. I would start by speaking about it with your surgeon, then go to the patient relations dept if you needed. ...Read more
My dad had a stent put in to help pass a kidney stone. A few days later,he had severe pain and developed a fever. Blood work showed he has sepsis. ?
Pyelonephritis.: Seems like the stone caused a kidney infection before it was removed. The blockage of urine flow out of that kidney would have allowed bacteria within the urine to set up shop and cause an infection. But the removal of that stone should help eradicate that infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got a blood work and noticed that nurse touched the puncture site with unclean hands before drawing blood. Can I get infection like sepsis, hep, hiv?
Yes, and no...: That's unacceptable. The last thing that should touch your alcohol-swabbed skin is a fresh glove. Yes, that bare finger had microbes on it that were introduced through the needle, putting you at risk for a viremia, fungemia or bacteremia which may but probably won't *lead* to symptomatic sepsis & shock. If your immune system is compromised by chemo, transplant/rheum meds, or HIV, tell your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal heart echo kidney blood work and kidney Doppler still have high bp sometimes a day like 145/82 I am 18 ?
Hypertension: Have you been pregnant? have you had h/o hypertension during pregnancy? Also there are w/u for endocrinological reasons need to be done based on the clinical situation. If everything is ok, it is called idiopathic hypertension, that means no identifiable cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you have a normal echo, 5 normal ekgs, 3 normal chest x-rays and normal blood work and still have heart condition?
Heart disease: The probability is quite low. There are forms of abnormality that might be missed early in their evolution. ...Read more
I still have chest pain! normal: cta, stress test, & blood work! previously thought to be costrocondritis! heavy stress! what do you think?
Blood work was normal, EKG came back they said there was a little abnormality on it. W/ blood coming back normal could I still have heart issues?
Insufficient info: Normal ekg and blood tests do not rule out coronary artery or heart disease. You should discuss your risk factors with your doctor to see if preventive actions/medications are warranted. See the site below for more info http://www.Cdc.Gov/heartdisease/about.Htm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more
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