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Pain And Leptospirosis
Not frm virus itself: The virus itself doesn't cause discomfort or pain, but rather it is how our body responds to the virus (inflammation of the respiratory tract leading to secretions and respiratory congestion), and the tests we need to perform that will typically cause pain (phlebotomy, bronchoscopy, intubation, central line insertions, foley catheterizations, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Diphtheria is a nasty illness. We don't see a lot of it here, but in a lot of foreign countries, notably russia and surrounding areas, diphtheria is alive and kicking. Be thankful we don't see it here anymore, and the vaccine is so effective. Unbearable throat pain, aches, and more. ...Read more
Can't say: Patients struggling with the worst cases of whooping cough are generally under a year of age and cough so hard they get strokes & brain damage. They are not conversational at that point but i'm sure it's not pleasent. Older kids or adults don't have it so bad, but the "100 days cough" surely wears them out. It is described as a moderate bronchitis in that group. ...Read more
Sarcoidosis and pain: chest pain is a fairly common complaint among patients with sarcoidosis and some also develop a form of arthritis that can be painful. The majority of patients with sarcoidosis do not feel pain and of course patients with sarcoidosis can have pains unrelated to their sarcoidosis just like anyone else. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually: Conjunctivitis is an inflammation or infection of the eyelid skin that is in contact with the eye, and the skin of the eyeball itself. It is usually irritating but not painful. If someone has pain of the eye, he/she should be evaluated immediately by an eye doctor, as this may indicate a more serious condition. ...Read more
Endomyometritis: Women with endomyometritis typically have fever and associated rapid heart rate, midline lower abdominal pain, and uterine tenderness. They may also have chills, headache, malaise, or loss of appetite. I am not familiar with exactly how exquisite her belly pain may be. Considering the possible complications of endometritis, such as peritonitis or sepsis, pain might be the least of her concerns. ...Read more
They can: Depending upon where the sarcoma is and what tissues are involved, patients with sarcoma may have pain. Often the pain resolves as the sarcoma responds to therapy but sometimes not. It is important that the oncologist know about any pain the patient may be having so that it can be addressed. There are many options available to treat pain. Pain is not a symptom to ignore/ put up with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Giardiasis: People with giardia may have frequent belching, gas when eating, and abdominal cramping in addition to diarrhea but generally do not experience "a lot of pain". Your pcp can check for giardia with a stool sample sent to a lab. Treatment is an antiprotozoal or antibiotic. If you have giardia, you may want to have your water source checked for it & treated if + use treated water for handwashing, etc. ...Read more
1: Severs disease is really not a 'disease' at all. It simply refers to growth plate pain that occurs in the heel of a child. It can occur in children usually from age 8-13 and who are active in sports. Treatment includes silicone heel cups, icing, antiinflammatory pain medication and often reducing the sports activity. Once the child matures the pain is less likely to occur. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Muscle aches is one of the symptoms. ...Read more
See below: Clinical features and lab testing are not specific, a high index of suspicion must be maintained for the diagnosis. Cultures can be done growing the bacteria. Serologic test: labs and include the microscopic agglutination test (mat), macroscopic agglutination test, indirect hemagglutination, and elisa. Mat is considered the gold standard. Molecular techniques (pcr) are being developed. ...Read more
Leptospirosis: Leptospirosis symptoms can include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, jaundice, fever, chills, muscle pain, chills, headache and rash in the first phase. If a person goes on to have the second phase of the illness they develop renal or hepatic failure as well as meningitis. ...Read more
Leptospirosis: can last variable periods ranging for several days to about 3 weeks with treatment. . Without medical treatment it may take up to several months to recover depending on severity of illness. ...Read more
A few choices: If the patient isn't so sick, then oral Doxycycline is a good choice. In sicker patients, penicillin g IV therapy is preferred. More recent trials have shown that third-generation cephalosporins are as effective as Doxycycline and penicillin in treating this disease. The crucial step is to actually be thinking about this diagnosis in the right situation. ...Read more
Surroundings: Humans most often become infected after exposure to environmental sources, such as animal urine, contaminated water or soil, or infected animal tissue. Portals of entry include cuts or abraded skin, mucous membranes or conjunctiva. The vast majority of infections with leptospira are self-limiting. Although penicillins, tetracyclines, chloramphenicol, and Erythromycin have antileptospiral activity. ...Read more
Weil' s Disease is: actually the second phase of the illness when one could develop renal or hepatic failure as well as meningitis. However, many only have one phase. Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, jaundice, fever, chills, muscle pain, chills, headache and rash in the first phase. See your doctor if you believe you may have Leptospirosis. ...Read more
Leptospirosis: Leptospirosis is a zoonotic bacterial infection (infecting dogs & humans) that can be spread via urine & other body fluids (not saliva). Infected urine from a dog can remain alive for weeks to months in water & soil. There is a Leptospirosis vaccine for dogs. It is conceivable that a human's infected urine could contaminate water or soil that a dog comes in contact with. (Have never heard of it > ...Read more
Leptospirosis: Leptospirosis is a disease caused by pathogenic bacteria called leptospires. They are associated with transmission directly or indirectly from animals. These germs are found worldwide but are most common in tropical and subtropical areas- where there's lots of water. They can survive at ambient (room temperatures) and even somewhat hot waters. They can survive in the body (thrive even!) at T 98 ...Read more
Sorry: Can't provide a diagnosis with the available information. Take care. ...Read more
Leptospirosis: I think if you had leptospirosis, you would know it much more clearly. That disease is marked by real fevers, severe muscle pains, and headaches. It doesn't sound like you have any of those. Plus, you would need some exposure factor like visiting Hawaii or working with rats or dogs (as in a vet tech or something). A doctor can check you out if you have doubts. Feel better. ...Read more
Animal urine: You get leptospirosis from contact with the urine of animals, especially rodents. This may occur with the ingestion of contaminated water, food or soil. The disease starts with a fever, headache, and other flu-like symptoms. After recovering from those symptoms, you can then go on to develop meningitis, kidney failure, and liver damage with jaundice. ...Read more
Highly unlikely-: Other infections such as franciscella tularensis (tularemia) potentially, yes- but not leptospirosis from petting a bunny. However, if you are the one responsible for cleaning up rodent feces and urine, you could get it if the bunny is infected and one were to inhale dtried particles of its feces or urine. ...Read more
Possibly: Vaccination of domestic animals against leptospirosis provides significant protection, but is not effective in all animals. Some immunized animals become infected and excrete the bacteria in their urine. Most cases occur in the tropics. Maybe your veterinarian can tell you more. ...Read more
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