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Can you infect yourself and your own bloodstream with things such as e.Coli?

Can you infect yourself and your own bloodstream with things such as e.Coli?

Sepsis/bacteremia: E. Coli bacteremia or sepsis usually comes from an initial source of infection in a person such as uti, GI infection, or even wound, it goes to the blood and causes sepsis and if found in blood culture is called bacteremia.

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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines. Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more


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Can e-coli bacteria which is directly entering the bloodstream by a razor blade cause an enlarged testicle or an intestinal abscess? Thank you.

Can e-coli bacteria which is directly entering the bloodstream by a razor blade cause an enlarged testicle or an intestinal abscess? Thank you.

No: Not by itself. E coli enter your bloodstream every time you pass stool. There needs to be some other reason for you to have infections at these other places.

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Can a heavy growth of escherichia coli get in your blood stream and cause septic shock?

Can a heavy growth of escherichia coli get in your blood stream and cause septic shock?

Absolutely: E. Coli is notorious for causing infections, specially in the urinary tract. If untreated, the bacteria can go to the blood stream and cause septic shock. Depending on the virulence of the bacteria, it can cause severe problems that can lead to death.

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I had a bladder washout for trapped e coli but I still have the same symptoms. Why hasn't it worked?

I had a bladder washout for trapped e coli but I still have the same symptoms. Why hasn't it worked?

Unusual treatment: Bacteria only get trapped in bladder if they are embedded in bladder stones, there is a narrow neck bladder diverticulum or you had bladder enlargement surgery resulting in xs mucus production within bladder so bacteria can hide & multiply. Bladder symptoms r cured by eliminating infection with antibiotics, or meds or procedure to facilitate bladder emptying.? Get 2nd opinion. C a good urologist.

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What is e coli and symptoms?

What is e coli and symptoms?

It is a bacteria: If present in urine can cause utiand pain burning is symptom.

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What are symptoms that suggest testing for e. Coli?

What are symptoms that suggest testing for e. Coli?

Depends: We all have e coli in our colon. The symptoms depend on the location of the infection. The usual site is urinary tract and that causes frequency, burning on urination, and fever.

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How long does it take for symptoms of e coli to develop?

How long does it take for symptoms of e coli to develop?

E coli: Generally 12 hours but could be more rapid. The outlying time would be about 30 hours. All the best.

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Diagnosed e-coli, taken medication symptoms still persist really want to get pregnant?

Diagnosed e-coli, taken medication symptoms still persist really want to get pregnant?

Question unclear: You do not say what type of e. Coli infection you are being treated for or with what, and what symptoms you have. Also not clear how this relates in any fashion to your wanting to become pregnant. Please try and rephrase the question with more info. Good luck.

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I have cystitis and it won't go away! Lots of e coli on repeat cultures. No symptoms. Treat and retreat?

I have cystitis and it won't go away! Lots of e coli on repeat cultures. No symptoms. Treat and retreat?

See urologist: If these are cath specimens, the you need a urologic workup to rule out stones, polyps, fistula etc. If these were "clean catch " specimens, it may be a contaminant and not truly a uti. In any case, you probably should see a urologist.

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Does anyone know how long the e. Coli 0157 bacteria is present in a child once the symptoms have resolved?

Does anyone know how long the e. Coli 0157 bacteria is present in a child once the symptoms have resolved?

About >=5-10 days.: Fluid replacement and blood pressure support may be necessary to prevent death from dehydration, most victims recover without treatment in five to 10 days. Treatment with antibiotics can cause kidney problems. Antidiarrheals, like loperamide (imodium), should also be avoided as they may prolong the infection. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a life-threatening condition needing long term follow-up.

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My dog has a wound that was diagnosed to be infected with e coli and mrsa. Can my husband and I get it? What will our symptoms be?

Possibly: MRSA often causes skin infections, so would see an infected wound. Can usually be prevented with good hand washing (use soap, and sing "Happy Birthday" in your head while washing hands to insure adequate time) after caring for or touching dog's wound. Once antibiotics and dog's immune system get upper hand, should not be a problem.

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What are the symptoms of e-coli infection?

What are the symptoms of e-coli infection?

Many symptoms: This can be a GI infection with bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. This can be a serious infection, so someone with the symptoms should be evaluated by medical professionals right away.

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What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

Depends on the: Organ/system affected and type or esch coli. The organism is common cause of urinary tract infections, and may be involved in lung infection, ear infection, meningitis, septicemia, and peritonitis etc. A strain of esch coli causes hemorrhagic diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome.

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What are the symptoms of an e-coli infection?

What are the symptoms of an e-coli infection?

Depends on the site: E coli is a common cause of urinary infections which result in buring pain on urination, fever, abdominal discomfort etc. E coli can also cause pneumonia, blood infection, meningitis etc and sypmtoms depend of the site of infection.

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What are the symptoms of e. Coli o157:h7 infections?

What are the symptoms of e. Coli o157:h7 infections?

Two categories: Common and mild: nausea, vomiting, cramps, and diarrhea (often is bloody) as well as mild fever. Severe with complications, but rare: anemia and dehydration due to severe bloody diarrhea, hemolytic-uremic syndrome (hus) which is anemia associated with kidney failure, also thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura which is caused by loss of platelets (easy bruising with possible organ failure).

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What are symptoms of e.Coli infections of the blood?

What are symptoms of e.Coli infections of the blood?

Diarrhea, cramps.: Severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea and abdominal cramps are the main symptoms. Usually little or no fever is present, and the illness resolves in five to 10 days. It can also be asymptomatic. Fluid replacement and blood pressure support may be needed to prevent death from dehydration. Treatment with may cause kidney complications. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a life-threatening condition.

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What are the symptoms of infection by E. coli O157:H7?

O157:H7: Or one of the other serotypes of so called enterohemorrhagic or Shiga toxin producing e. COLI have an incubation period of usually 3-4 days but can be up to 10 days and present with initially watery diarrhea which often changes to bloody diarrhea associated with often severe abdominal pain without much fever and can cause the hemolytic uremic syndrome with anemia and kidney failure.

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E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

Bloody diarrhea: Acute bloody diarrhea is the main symptom, but in some cases there is no bleeding. There is often abdominal tenderness and absence of fever. Complications may include kidney failure, hemolytic anemia, and low platelets.

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What are the symptoms of escherichia coli infection?

What are the symptoms of escherichia coli infection?

Depends on the: Organ/system affected and type or esch coli. The organism is common cause of urinary tract infections, and may be involved in lung infection, ear infection, meningitis, septicemia, and peritonitis etc. A strain of esch coli causes hemorrhagic diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome.

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We both have been faithfull so if e.Coli may cause pid, does my partner also have to be treated? He has no symptoms.

We both have been faithfull so if e.Coli may cause pid, does my partner also have to be treated? He has no symptoms.

No: This is normal body flora. Be sure you understand why your physician believes this is the infectious organism, and get another opinion if you have any concerns.