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How Do You Know If You Have Mrsa In Your Blood Stream But No Symptoms
You don't: Mrsa bloodstream infections almost always cause symptoms and frequently the patient is quite ill and toxic. In an immunocompetent patient it would be exceedingly rate for MRSA blood stream infection to not cause symptoms. Transient bacteremias do occur but they are brief and asymptomatic and usually do not cause disease but the bacteria can seed various organs and then cause symptomatic infection. ...Read more
It depends: Many people have a skin infection or even just colonization with MRSA and it never reaches their bloodstream. Some can have a simple skin infection and have bacteria in the blood the same day or the next day--within hours. Other people will have a bone infection for days and days and never develop bacteremia (bacteria in the blood). If you have MRSA, consider seeing an infectious disease physician ...Read more
I have MRSA (community instead of hospital). Diagnosed through skin culture. Treatment working. Will it enter my bloodstream? How to know ifin blood?
It's not: Many people have this microbe on their skin, the majority with no ill effects. If you had a real active blood infection you would be obviously, seriously sick. Ignore the online sensationalist stuff on MRSA. ...Read more
Several hours: I've heard a range of 4-6 hours - but there is some confusion among patients about the much longer time one of the ingredients has been given. Ask the doctor who prescribed. Or probably a pharmacist could tell you more certainly. ...Read more
Here are some. ..: Semen is not supposed to be in the blood stream. Instead, it only exists in the genital tubing systems from seminiferous tubules of testis to convoluted tubules of epididymis to vasa deferens to seminal vesicles to urethra and out of the urethra at eajculaton... But, what and how did you come up this Q? Did you hear some tales about this? ...Read more
Depends: High bilirubin can be due to various type of diseases, including liver diseases, blood disorders. I am not sure whether your other liver tests are normal or not. If you have this for long time, you should seek medical attention. Transient minimal or mild high bilirubin can be benign also. ...Read more
Up to 6 weeks: It can take up to 6 weeks for the HIV antibody test to register a positive result after exposure to the virus. For this reason, if there is strong suspicion that one might have hiv, it is always advisable to repeat the test at least 6-8 weeks after an exposure to the virus with no intervening risk activity. ...Read more
Find cause: Don't treat a lab value. If there's other abnormal liver labs, get a proper workup. Gilbert's non-disease features elevated indirect bilriubin for life. Drugs can cause cholestasis, and hemolysis (even from running a lot) can cause elevated indirect bilirubin. Your physician can do the workup. ...Read more
Nicotine moves right into the small blood vessels that line the tissues listed.
nicotine moves right into the small blood vessels that line the tissues listed above. From there, nicotine travels through your bloodstream to the brain, and then is delivered to the rest of your body.
From there, nicotine travels through your bloodstream to the brain, an. ...Read more
Find out why: There are several unethical 'holistic' labs that will diagnose you with elevated mercury in the blood and suggest various non-evidence-based therapies. Beware of these folks. Real mercury toxicity requires a physician to use a chelator. If there's actually elemental mercury in your blood, a police investigation is warranted -- this would be a bizarre homicide attempt. ...Read more
What does it mean if somebody says their blood culture tested positive for cocci in the blood stream?
Norovirus: Norovirus is contagious, and gotten from an infected person, contaminated food or water, or contaminated surfaces. It causes stomach and intestinal inflammation (acute gastroenteritis), producing nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. If, and that is a major question, it gets into the bloodstream it might produce systemic symptoms like fevers, muscle aches, etc., but that is not known to occur. ...Read more
No, but serious: Fungus in blood stream would be a serious finings demanding immediate treatement. However fungal septicemia is not a precursor to cancer. Ingestion of peanuts and other grains infected with fungus is associated with liver cancer due to production of aflatoxin by some fungi. ...Read more
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Venom?: Once whatever venom is in the bloodstream, nothing can slow it. ...Read more
Blood stream infectn:
Blood stream infections (bsi) come from many sources:
1. Iv catheters
3. Pyelonephritis (kidney infect'n)
4. Overwhelming deep soft tissue infect'n that usual host defense mechs can't contain (severe abscess skin/pharynx/gu tract, cellulitis, tooth /gum infection. Even brushing teeth leads to transient bsi)
5. Altered defense (chemo, burn or malnutrn) allowing translocatn from gut. ...Read more
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