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Is it possible for you to get septic shock again?

Is it possible for you to get septic shock again?

Yes: Septic shock can happen each time you have severe infection if not treated on timely fashion and the immune system is suppressed. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Are there lingering effects from septic shock after you get better?

Are there lingering effects from septic shock after you get better?

Septic shock: Septic shock can be fully recovered from without long term problems. However, depending upon the comorbid conditions and complications experienced during septic shock, people are at risk for long term issues. These might include residual lung, cardiac, kidney, neurologic and psychologic issues. ...Read more

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I'm afraid that I may get septic shock, are there certain signs to look for?

I'm afraid that I may get septic shock, are there certain signs to look for?

No: You will feel terrible, your blood pressure will be so low that your vital organs begin to fail and you will be too delirious to know what is going on. In reality, most people don't ever develop this unless they have other problems or come into contact with a bad bacteria and avoid antibiotic therapy. There is little reason to worry about this; if it is consuming you i would suggest therapy. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get septic shock or a bad infection that leads to death from getting a tattoo?

Is it possible to get septic shock or a bad infection that leads to death from getting a tattoo?

Possible: It is possible but uncommon. Getting a tattoo is not a good idea, it is a form of self mutilation. Depending on the technique, ink and sterile precautions, a number of disease have resulted from tattoos. Fashions change and you would want to be stuck with an unfashionable appearance. ...Read more

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Narcotic pneumonia 6yrs ago. Multi organ failure septic shock. Bronchoscopy done everything normal. Cough up mucus still and get breathless. ?

Narcotic pneumonia 6yrs ago. Multi organ failure septic shock. Bronchoscopy done everything normal. Cough up mucus still and get breathless. ?

Mgt: The severity of your pneumonia was significant and can lead to changes of airway structure. One possible diagnosis is bronchiectasis. I would suggest a sputum culture and TB skin test, in addition to a HRCT of your chest to evaluate. A virtual appointment is also available for further details and to review uploaded results. ...Read more

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What is septic shock?

What is septic shock?

Cytokines: Untreated bacterial infection can spread to the circulatory system and produce by products called cytokines which can result in circulatory collapse very low blood pressure and multiorgan dysfunction. ...Read more

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Could you survive septic shock?

Could you survive septic shock?

Yes: Many do recover from septic shock when the infection is treated adequately and its bad effect resolves. Unfortunately too many succumb to the infections and its deleterious effects on the body called septic shock. ...Read more

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What can be done for septic shock?

Many things: There has been a lot of research on this topic and most hospitals now have a sepsis protocol. Most importantly, appropriate antibiotics need to be given in a timely manner, usually in the er, and there is IV fluid resuscitation, pressors - drips to increase the blood pressure, and respiratory and other support when needed. There are guidelines on how to monitor the patients and manage all of this. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more