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Do Doctors See A Lot Of Patients With Finger Pulp Infection
Yes: We need to know where it is swollen, which fingers are swollen, are they painful, does this interfere with your function to do daily tasks, do you have other medical problems, what medications do you take and so forth. You would need an evaluation to help clarify the diagnosis. There can be very simple cause, most fo which are not a dangerous problem but there can be serious ones. ...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
Absolutely: "sepsis" is the body's reaction to a known or suspected infection. This reaction can include fever (or low body temp), fast heart rate, fast breathing rate, and low blood pressure. Many doctors, in many specialties, see sepsis every day. Indeed, docs like me (pulmonary and critical care) see them more often, but it is a very common diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES: Most common in women 18-25 but can occur in all women. The number of chlamydia cases is on the rise. Recently, it was reported than more than 10% of new army recruits tested positive for chlamydia. Because 75% of women w/chlamydia have no symptoms, testing should be performed at annual exam, and consider testing if new sexual partner. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on specialty: As an ent, we typically see a few every month, however, most primary care physicians may only see one every few years. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, lymphangitis is fairly common. Your lymphatic system runs with your blood vessels and helps transport "lymph" back from your arms, legs, head and neck to your lymph nodes as part of your immune system. Lymphangitis (lymph inflammation) is typically caused by an infection. The lymph channels can become red and painful, sometimes streaky. Antibiotics are usually needed. See your doctor. ...Read more
Yes...common problem: Numbness can occur from various reasons. Some potential causes include vitamin deficiency, nerve damage, nerve compression, and alcohol over consumption, side effects of different medications, or as a result of different systemic medical conditions such as diabetes. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the diagnosis. Treatment is based on the diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Terminal infection: No - thank god!Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Although not common...It certainly is not rare and can usually be identified quickly and easily. ...Read more
Hematologists do...: When bruising is of concern, sometimes hematologists are consulted. If someone has new bruising on the back, chest or face without any history of trauma, that pattern would warrant further investigation. Bruising with new bleeding symptoms like long nosebleeds or gum bleeding is also something that should get worked up. Simple blood tests can help determine the cause, and treatments are available. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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