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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Multiple Organ Failure

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes multiple organ failure?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes multiple organ failure?

Low blood supply: Low blood supply to the body will cause all organs to malfunction and fail if not corrected. Low blood supply can be caused by heart failure, low blood volume (bleeding, dehydration) and overwhelming infection, among others. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any diseases that cause multiple organ failure that won't show up in normal blood work?

Please tell me if there are any diseases that cause multiple organ failure that won't show up in normal blood work?

Won't need labs: Multiple organ failure is obvious on history and physical exam. Subtle illnesses that routine labs won't spot include the porphyrias, Addison's, chronic carbon monoxide, pheo, parasomnias, Crohn's, syphilis, Lyme, arsenic (any enemies?), lupus, some myopathies & vasculitides, sleep apnea, some nutritional deficiencies, early celiac sprue, Simmonds', others. ...Read more

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Can a bacterial infection in the gallbladder cause multiple organ failure?

Can a bacterial infection in the gallbladder cause multiple organ failure?

Sepsis: If you develop systemic infection (sepsis), then definitely yes. This is called ascending cholangitis and can be very serious and life threatening. ...Read more

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Could a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Could a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Severe infection: Where in body can cause multiple system failure. It depends on the location and severity of infection, type of organism causing the infection, host response to infection, and how rapidly effective treatment of infection can proceed. ...Read more

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Would it be possible that a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Would it be possible that a bacterial infection in the gall bladder cause multiple organ failure?

Overwhelming: Septicemia in any organ cause multiple organ failure. It is rare for acute cholecystitis alone to cause multiple organ failure, unless there are co-morbid conditions such as malignancy, diabetes, hiv, liver disease or kidney failure, but these are general statements, so ask your doctor for specific advice. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is multiple organ failure?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is multiple organ failure?

It is not good: When an organ such as the liver fails due to disease, it can cause kidney, heart and other digestive organs to fail also, ergo muliorgan failure. ...Read more

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What is a typical timeline from injury to neurogenic shock to death? Do shock symptoms ever present and then go away until multiple organ failure?

What is a typical timeline from injury to neurogenic shock to death? Do shock symptoms ever present and then go away until multiple organ failure?

Timeline from: Insult or injury to shock and death or recovery depends on various factors including the physical condition of the individual and contributing factors - presence or absence of hypertension, diabetes, kidney / heart problems etc. It may be from hours to days. Recovery is possible if the body responds to treatment. God bless u! ...Read more

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Can "lidocaine" affect the multiple organ failure of a severe dka {100mmol/l} with glasgow score of 4/15?

Can "lidocaine" affect the multiple organ failure of a severe dka {100mmol/l} with glasgow score of 4/15?

Unlikely: Of course it is important to know the dose and the route of the administration, but if you are talking about about severe diabetic ketoacidosis, therapeutic use of Lidocaine should not worsen multiorgan failure, to my opinion. ...Read more

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Could pneumovax vaccine also prevent multiple organ failure?

Could pneumovax vaccine also prevent multiple organ failure?

Hard to say early on: The vaccine will help the recipient develop resistance to many strains of pneumococcus germs. It is plausible that it might prevent an infection that could become deadly and cause such failures. By itself, the vaccine simply promotes good health, it is not a magic potion. ...Read more

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How does septicemia lead to multi organ failure?

How does septicemia lead to multi organ failure?

Toxins in blood: When you get septicemia, it causes a severe and overwhelming inflammatory reaction. Unfortunately, the same inflammatory chemicals can cause damage to other organs, such as the lungs, the kidneys, the heart, and other organs. That is how you can get multi-organ failure. ...Read more

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Narcotic pneumonia 6yrs ago. Multi organ failure septic shock. Bronchoscopy done everything normal. Cough up mucus still and get breathless.?

Narcotic pneumonia 6yrs ago. Multi organ failure septic shock. Bronchoscopy done everything normal. Cough up mucus still and get breathless.?

Mgt: The severity of your pneumonia was significant and can lead to changes of airway structure. One possible diagnosis is bronchiectasis. I would suggest a sputum culture and TB skin test, in addition to a HRCT of your chest to evaluate. A virtual appointment is also available for further details and to review uploaded results. ...Read more

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Can rheumatiod arthritis cause? Organ failure?

Can rheumatiod arthritis cause? Organ failure?

Not really!: Rheumatoid vasculitis, increasingly rare, particularly associated with cryoglobulins, might harm organs-but rare. The most common organ issue identified with RA is slow developing pulmonary fibrosis which I have seen and which can cause death. Still rare. ...Read more

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Can rheumatiod arthritis cause organ failure?

Can rheumatiod arthritis cause organ failure?

Very rare!: I have seen it once with croyoglobulinemic vasculitis. Long term pulmonary fibrosis can also occur, but this is gradual rather than acute. It, however, can kill. ...Read more

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Can you go into multi system organ failure with no obvious cause?

Can you go into multi system organ failure with no obvious cause?

No: There will be a reason for it. However it may not be possible to diagnose the exact underlying cause for it as it is the complication and sometimes unfortunately the end point of many diseases (however usually basic assessment and tests will give clues). Sometimes if a patient passes away with this an autopsy would be needed to establish the cause ...Read more

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I am suffering from severe insomia and my eyes always remain puffy with dark circles. If contiues for some months can it cause organ failure?

I am suffering from severe insomia and my eyes always remain puffy with dark circles. If contiues for some months can it cause organ failure?

No...: But you need to address this problem. See a PMD, get a complete eval. Mean while can try Ambien (zolpidem) 5-10 mg at bed time. Sleep hyzeine is important....Sleep in time, Finish all work, shut radio, tv, Bed is for sleep...not for watching TV/talking on phone/reading book/doing paper work. Avoid day time nap. ...Read more

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Diabetes and high blood pressure. Does it cause organ failure if diabetes is poorly controlled? What diet should be followed to control high blood pr

Diabetes and high blood pressure. Does it cause organ failure if diabetes is poorly controlled? What diet should be followed to control high blood pr

Yes Diabetes does: Uncontrolled diabetes commonly causes kidney failure that can lead to dialysis as it is number 1 cause of people on dialysis. It can also cause heart disease leading to heart failure and blondness.
Dash diet is the ideal diet for controlling bp. It consists of eating more fruits and vegetables;low fat diary foods.
Eating more whole grains;nuts
less red meat;sweets
cutting back on saturated fats. ...Read more

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Can dangerously low blood pressure cause organ failure?

Can dangerously low blood pressure cause organ failure?

Yes: Period of inadequate blood flow, if too long, leads to ischemia / poor organ function or organ failure. Heads toward msof (multi-system organ failure, aka mods: multiple organ dysfunction syndrome). Extremely high mortality. ...Read more

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What is thr cause if your male organ itch you?

What is thr cause if your male organ itch you?

Jock itch: Tinea cruris (jock itch) is a common condition caused by a fungus that can cause an itch. There are over the counter meds you can try or rx after a dr. Eval to officially diagnose you. ...Read more

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What causes organ rejection?

What causes organ rejection?

Several factors: As more sophisticated anti-rejection meds became available, the incidence of acute rejection has decreased over the past 40 years. However, no matter how long you take your anti-rejection meds, your immune system (white blood cells) will know your own tissues/organs from transplants. If your body does not have enough anti-rejection meds that suppress your immune system, a rejection occurs. ...Read more

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Can Excessive pop drinking cause organ damage and if so how are they effected?

Can Excessive pop drinking cause organ damage and if so how are they effected?

Yes: Too much of any one thing can be harmful. Soda pop is rich in calories and excessive use can increase risk of diabetes. There are many organ complications with this disease. Thank you. ...Read more

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What does hypertension cause organ damage?

What does hypertension cause organ damage?

Blood pressure: Complications include stroke, heart attack, kidney failure all these are decreased by having the hypertension controlled. ...Read more

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What does hypertension cause organ damage?

What does hypertension cause organ damage?

Blood pressure: Complications include stroke, heart attack, kidney failure all these are decreased by having the hypertension controlled. ...Read more

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Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Which organ causes pain below left rib cage?

Lots of stuff there: On the left side are the stomach, spleen, diaphragm (muscle for breathing), ribs, a part of the colon (large intestine), the tail end of the pancreas, etc... Pain can be from the ribs and their cartilage, a swollen spleen, stomach acidity/gastritis/reflux, muscle strains in the abdominal muscles or diaphragm, excess stool or gas in the colon, pancreatitis, a cancerous tumor, etc.... ...Read more

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In what way can dic cause organ dysfunction?

In what way can dic cause organ dysfunction?

By name alone: The diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagualtions alone we know there are small clots clogging the small arteries of many organs, cause obstruction of the flow of blood and death of some parts of tissues (infarctions). ...Read more

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What causes organ malfunctions in the circulatory system?

What causes organ malfunctions in the circulatory system?

Many things: Generally speaking, many things. If the organ was previously functioning normally, usually malfunction is caused by some sort of injury on the gross level (like mechanical trauma) or on the cellular or sub-cellular level (i.e. some sort of disease process). Causes can also generally be grouped into "acquired" or "congenital" (meaning you were born with it). Hope this helps ...Read more

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I forget the name of the organ, but it cause your body to release toxic in your body if burst.?

I forget the name of the organ, but it cause your body to release toxic in your body if burst.?

Pancreas: Probably pancreas. This organ contains a large number of enzymes that are specifically designed to digest proteins, fats and carbohydrates. That is precisely what we are made of. Injuring the pancreas may releases all these evil humours into the local area. This can wreak havoc in your abdomen... ...Read more

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Wen avin sex Is suckin de male organ n lickin de female organ safe or it causes infection or disease?

Wen avin sex Is suckin de male organ n lickin de female organ safe or it causes infection or disease?

Not safe: Despite the nearly impossible pregnancy risk with oral sex, there is still a risk of sexually transmitted diseases, such as types of herpes, being spread in either direction. There are flavored condoms, even female condoms, sometimes called dental dams, that can help reduce, but not eliminate, this risk, if used properly. Monogamy, testing, and open communication can also reduce the risks. ...Read more

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What is it about cold injury that kills the organs? Could I ng term exposure cause organ necrosis and kill the victim?

What is it about cold injury that kills the organs? Could I ng term exposure cause organ necrosis and kill the victim?

GivinTheColdShoulder: Your question is a bit vague. But generally, if tissue is actually frozen (frostbite), water crystals form inside the cells and that messes-up the works. When thawed, the tissue is mush. If you are talking about hypothermia, the colder you get the slower your metabolism to the point that the lack of energy formation overcomes the overall slowness of the metabolic processes and then the cells die. ...Read more

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What conditions cause people to need an organ transplant?

What conditions cause people to need an organ transplant?

Many organ specific: Organs need to be replaced when they fail to function. The most frequently transplanted organs are the kidney, liver, heart, lung, pancreas, and intestine. The causes of organ failure are often specific to each organ but may also include infections, diabetes, atherosclerosis, traumatic injuries, or congenital defects. ...Read more

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The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

The dysfunction within what endocrine organ causes diabetes?

Complex answer: The pancreas is the easy answer, but it's more complex than that. In type I diabetics, it really is an issue with the pancreas. In type ii diabetics, the pancreas generally makes plenty of insulin, but the body becomes resistant to it. Aside from the pancreas, the liver, muscles, and fat are also involved in maintaining normal glucose levels in the body. ...Read more