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Causes Of Soft Tissue Infection
What would cause persistent soft tissue swelling in the mandible after tooth infection and abscess have cleared up? Also paresthesia in chin.
Infection: The most likely culprit is a residual locus of infection that requires additional rx. Could also be an adjacent tooth that needs rx, a gum disease problem, nerve damage, etc. You have to be seen, examined, to be diagnosed and treated. Please call your dentist...Endodontist, periodontist, or oral surgeon may need to be consulted. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
I found out one can get it from injury (when it kills body tissue), but what exactly does an infection do to cause gangrene, what do you recommend?
Treat the infection: Infection can cause swelling and decreased blood circulation to an area and cause tissue necrosis. Management of infection, includes local care, identifying cause of infection and then treatment with culture specific antibiotics. See your pcp for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only terminology!: Fasciitis means inflammation of fascia, which is the "gristle" that exists around and between muscle layers. Soft tissue is a general term for non-bony body parts. Necrotizing fasciitis is slightly more specific than necrotizing soft tissue infection, but nf imputes infection whereas nsti implicitly states "infection." both are the same and require nasty bacteria killing tissues unchecked! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please advise what is the difference between necrotizing fasciitis and necrotizing soft tissue infection?
Same essentially: Both are deep soft tissue infections that require surgical removal of infected tissue.NF extends into muscle layers and the fascia that surrounds them. Perirectal abscess, an infection involving the buttocks and rectal area, is a necrotizing soft tissue infection that is not fasciitis. Requires surgery and sometimes a colostomy. ...Read more
I have a bladder infection and several times when i went to the bathroom, i noticed what looked like tissue in the toilet, what could cause this?
Possibly: Any infection could cause swelling of the penis. You should have this evaluated. Warning signs are redness, warmth, or darkening of the area, all of which indicate serious infection which can start from picking an area of the skin or from saliva on an even small open areas. Have this evaluated immediately by a urologist. ...Read more
Soft tissue swelling infectious? Do you know if a radiologist can diagnose soft tissue swelling as the result of an infection through an MRI scan?
Diagnosed with ectopic hCG is going down, bleeding stopped , stable but usg shows small mass in tube can it cause infection or when will i pass tissue?
Ectopic pregnancy: The tissue in the tube from an ectopic pregnancy is a combination of pregnancy tissue and blood and swollen tubal tissue. Over time all that tissue will be reabsorbed, so if you look again with the ultrasound in a month the mass would be gone. The HCG levels will continue to drop, and might take several weeks to go to negative. It's rare to get an infection in this situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unilateral tonsil enlargement. No swollen lymphs, pain or redness. 3 month now. If caused by scar tissue from past infection, will it get larger again?
You need an exam.: At your age, unilateral tonsillar enlargement needs medical attention, especially if it appeared 3 mo ago. This is even more worrisome if you use tobacco. Don't put this off. This could be serious. Go see an ENT or surgeon asap! it is not "scar tissue". ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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