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On levofloxacin oral following a nasty kidney infection, is it normal for my spleen to seemingly be in overdrive and my stool to be reddish in color?

On levofloxacin oral following a nasty kidney infection, is it normal for my spleen to seemingly be in overdrive and my stool to be reddish in color?

Splenomegaly: If your spleen is enlarged this is common with pyelonephritis, and in one series was present in 50% of patients. If your stool is red it should be tested for blood and if positive you need a full detailed evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Infection (Definition)

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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I was antibiotics.Got yeast infection, oral trush and stool result got yeast. It's been 3 weeks.How long it will take to clear yeast. ?

Anti-yeast meds: It may not clear without proper treatment. You need to see a doctor to be placed on proper anti-yeast meds such as Diflucan (fluconazole). After starting proper meds it may take a month or longer to clear. Resistant cases in diabetics or immunecompromised may take much longer and keep recurring. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I may have tetanus, are there any medical blood test that can verify the infection?

I'm afraid I may have tetanus, are there any medical blood test that can verify the infection?

Yes: What is the difference of being afraid of having a potentially fatal disease and getting checked out and treated? ...Read more

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What to do if i got scratches from plastic surface after an hour i cleaned it with dettol, can I have tetanus infection?

Tetanus: Check and see when you had your last tetanus shot. If it's more than ten years get a booster.The chances of you getting tetanus re small. ...Read more

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Its been 17 days since I was bitten by my cat there has been no sign of infection . Didnt have tetanus shot until a wk later . If I had the tetanus bacteria would it have shown signs by now?

Its been 17 days since I was bitten by my cat there has been no sign of infection . Didnt have tetanus shot until a wk later . If I had the tetanus bacteria would it have shown signs by now?

Incubation phase: The listed incubation for tetanus is 3-21 days with most starting to have symptoms within 8. From your statement it appears you were likely not exposed or your initial wound care prevented it from starting. ...Read more

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Do I need a tetanus shot to prevent infections from plastic?

A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it. ...Read more

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Touching a rusty gate when I have dry, broken skin on my hands. Is there a risk of infection, such as tetanus?

Touching a rusty gate when I have dry, broken skin on my hands. Is there a risk of infection, such as tetanus?

Infection: This is highly unlikely, although nothing is impossible. Infection can be introduced into the body any time there are breaks in the integument (skin and mucous membranes) since this is our primary immune defense. On the other hand it would be virtually impossible to get tetanus in this manner. This organism would have to be deposited in tissue without blood supply and produce toxin. Don't worry. ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching cause by tetanus infection?

Is muscle twitching cause by tetanus infection?

No: If you had tetanus, you'd know -- and it's still around. Everybody gets some muscle twitchies from time to time -- nobody's sure how this happens. They're only cause for concern if they're striking / spectacular. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Staat
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Tetanus (Definition)

Tetanus is infection of the nervous system with the potentially deadly bacteria clostridium tetani ...Read more