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Chemo Port Infection
Testicle atrophied after infection. Is it possible the leydig cells were unaffected as they can be resistant to chemo so wouldn't that apply here?
Let me reassure you: I think this is the third time I've seen your question. I'm sorry about your testis. Leydig cells are extremely hard to destroy, though the rest of the testicular tissue is fragile. If you're getting erections like usual, and the rest of your body is that of a young man, you need to stop worrying. If not, you need to get with a physician. Especially, you're no less a man for having lost a testis. ...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
No: It would be a great time for you to focus on closeness and maintaining your loving relationship. ...Read more
Feeling cold and feverish with every chemo cycle for few days what can this be ? Blood tests done and no infection
Can leydig cells survive infection over other cells in testicle if that testicle atrophies from being treated late? Apparently they can resist chemo?
Are leydig cells more resistant to infection then rest? Had infection testicle atrophied. Read online leydig cell can resist chemo so y not infection
Here are some ...: The answer to this Q has been addressed numerous times. Your recurrently asking the same Q seems suggesting you may lack ability to understand & comprehend or you may have a compulsive, obsessive personality. Either one needs a timely counseling for future effective living. I just tried to help you and society; incessant repetition is a waste of personal and social resource of common humanity ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can leydig cells survive infection over other cells in testicle if the testicle atrophies from being treated late? Supposedly they can resist chemo?
More often germ cells: but both cell also possible. Certain infections like mumps will cause testicular atrophy , as the germ cells that produce sperm are more proliferative ( active division ) than Leydig cells . In men with fertility problems due to atopy it is the sperm count that will be low , but testosterone levels could be normal , Leydig cells are spared. Some times may need testicular biopsy . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In tumor fever without infection, is it normal to run a low grade fever 24 hours a day? Not on chemo or meds.
I had BCG chemo for bladder cancer & developed serious infection requiring hospitalization. What other chemo drug can be used?
It depends: Bcg sepsis is a known, yet uncommon complication of BCG treatment for bladder cancer. The next option really depends on your specific bladder cancer - your urologist will be bettre ablet o discuss this with you. The next option may be for intravesical mitomycing, intravesical valrubicin, or possibly cystectomy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If in chemo, with low white cell counts & bacterial infections, is having no fever a symptom of low white cell counts or infections are under control?
See below: Neutropenic patients with infection frequently have fever which indicates the need for immediate treatment. Successful antibiotic treatment will often cause the fever to resolve. Sometimes the fever does not resolve until bone marrow recovery has occurred. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mum who has just finished he chemo, just went into hospital with a blood infection and it has spread to her lungs, how long has she left to live?
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