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How Long Do You Live If You Have An Infection In Your Blood
Depends: That depends of the kind of infection you have in the blood and if the infection is being treated or not. There are bacterial infections that can kill within hours ( meningococcemia); HIV infections may not kill immediately but without treatment one may die relatively soon or in some cases may live even relatively normal life ( slow HIV progressors). ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: One can have infection in the genital organs anywhere from the testicle, the epididymus, the tube, the seminal vesicles, the prostate, the urethra or elsewhere and still have live and potent sperm. Certainly in a localized area such as the epididymus, some sperm may die due to the surrounding infection. Interesting question! ...Read more
How do you know if your having a miscarriage and if you are what can you do in the process without having to visit the doctor as yet?
Need testing: The only way to know if you have a blood clot is to get testing by a doctor. The two most common test is a venous ultrasound of the legs or a blood test called a D-dimer test. You would need one of these to assess. Although some patients with blood clots have leg symptosm of pain & swelling, many have no immediate symptoms at all & so can be dangerous (can embolize to lungs or delayed symptoms). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bad outcomes: A ruptured brain aneurysm has a 50% immediate mortality, and those folks are not accessible for salvage. Of the remainder, surgery and supportive therapies are very successful, and many have a normal lifespan. If there is a so-called sentinel leak, this is an ominous sign of need for relatively rapid attention, as risk looms if ignored. ...Read more
No symptoms: Trichimonas is a sexually transmitted disease. A large percentage of patients do not have any symptoms. It is important that you and your sexual partners receive proper treatment. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
Pain and swelling: Commonly, blood clots cause pain and swelling but sometimes they will only cause one or the other. Occasionally, they cause no symptoms. Ultrasound is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more
Can you smoke while haveing chlamydia. And how can you tell if your body is back to normal when you have a bladder infection?
Should not smoke...: For best skin, best teeth/gums/breath, healthy lungs, improved sports performance and stamina, etc..., one should not smoke (with or without chlamydia). However, there is no additional rule against smoking while having chlamydia. As for bladder infections, they are presumed gone if a person feels back to normal, but a urine culture can be done to check (if the doctor recommended testing). ...Read more
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