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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
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
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
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
My blood work showedhigh immature granulocytesgranulocytes buteverything else was normal. Could I still have leukemia?
Acute leukemia...: typically causes increased numbers of "blast" cells in the blood and bone marrow, not just immature granulocytes. (Occasionally they will only appear in the marrow) Chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) typically causes a dramatic increase in mature granulocytes. Your increase in immature granulocytes is more likely due to a recent. Infection or some other stressor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Don't fixate: On your thyroid. Work w/your doctor to find the real reason for your symptoms, mental or physical. ...Read more
Yes: The routine blood tests screen for common blood related cancers such as leukemia. They do not screen for the solid body organ cancers such as lung, breast, prostate, gastrointestinal, brain. There are however certain markers in the blood that may suggest but do not prove there is cancer there. Overall the routine blood tests are not specific enough for the solid body organ cancers. ...Read more
There are not very: many blood tests that will define harmful or harmless palpitations. Severe electrolyte abnormalities might be a clue but otherwise you need electrocardiographic evaluation to determine the nature and danger associated with your palpitations. ...Read more
Infection in the blood is also known as Sepsis. 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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