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How Do You Know When You Have Sepsis
You feel terrible...: And you have a rapid heart rate, signs of an infection (cough, urinary tract symptoms, severe abdominal pain), a fever or low temperature, and general sense of either malaise or that you are dying. You may be delirious or you might be cogent... But generally it isn't something that feels like a bad cold - you are deathly ill. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection in the blood is also known as Sepsis. Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more
Sepsis?: People with sepsis are usually very sick: may have high fever/chills/rigors. Blood tests & cultures & urinalysis + culture & sensitivity can help determine cause. Sometimes spinal tap is needed. Docs usually start medications against most likely causes & adjust according to test/culture results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many symptoms: Sepsis is a generalized, whole body infection that has some prominent symptoms. These include fever, chills, fatigue and lethargy. Additionally, findings on lab studies include an elevated white blood cell count. The most accurate test is finding the bacteria when blood cultures are performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a dr's appt tomorrow at 3:00 but am scared that I have sepsis. does anybody know what I could have?
Treatable!: Infection after delivery is more common than we think. If you had prolonged rupture of membranes, instrument/forcep delivery, etc, you may experience puerperal sepsis. Typically, an immunocompetent person can fight off infection and a course of antibiotics can help treat off infection if needed. It is better to treat earlier than later! ...Read more
I read some articles on some people who form pneumonia in one night which leads to sepsis and amputation. How to know when a cold is at this step?
I had illness recurrent I suspect systemic candidiasis my GI and feces was positive for Tropicalis and Krusei..how can I know if I have Sepsis?
Sepsis isn't subtle: You would be critically ill with fever, hypotension, and altered level of consciousness if you had yeast in your blood. This is a common misconception. Sepsis is by definition a state of shock caused by systemic infection, bacteremia or viremia. Systemic fungal infections are very uncommon and usually are seen in profoundly immunosuppressed patients, e.g transplant, chemotherapy, AIDS. ...Read more
I have pain under the left rib cage and it goes into my back. At times its feels gripping pain. Does anyone know what this could i had a kidney infection, ecoli, and was sepsis in july. I was treated and released from hosptial for days later. I now have t
Any number of things: This kind of pain could be caused by any number of things. With your history, you need to be examined by a doctor who can figure out whether it is something that will go away or something like an infection of the kidney or of the area under the diaphragm that needs treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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