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How Long Does It Take For Sepsis To Set Into Your Bloodstream
Can bacteremia remain in the bloodstream for quite a while until one day the immune system becomes weaker and then cause sepsis?
No: Bacteria do not remain dormant in blood. However, we all get transient invasion of blood with bacteria from activities like brushing teeth and having bowel movement. In a person with weak immune system, such, otherwise benign, bacteremias can cause sepsis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
If sepsis is a bacteria in the bloodstream can it happen when you have a blood transfusion or kidney removal or how does sepsis get in the blood?
See below: Bacterial sepsis from transfusion is a recognized complication from transfusions and tends to occur from transfusion of platelets or less commonly from red cell transfusion. It is more likely to happen from platelets as they are stored at room temperature where the bacteria can multiply. It is a serious reaction but luckily is uncommon in most centers. It certainly does not imply negligence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had sepsis in july do to salmonella poisoning in my blood stream. Lately I have had really dark urine side n back pain. Could this be from sepsis?
Unlikely: Sepsis is a specific medical term meaning you have high heart rate (>90/min), respirations (>20/min), fever and high WBC count. Any 2 of these may be sepsis. If you think you are infected you need to see a doctor ASAP. Do not wait, go now and to an ER if you cannot get anyone else to see you. Best wishes and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Rare but yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?
Immunity problems: Some immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders don't fit well with named syndromes. Perhaps there is a name for yours, but not necessarily. I agree with the others' advice: Dr. Mahmood re possible IgG deficiency, Dr. Chu about WBC function, and Dr. Legha's comments about doctor shopping. Get an infectious diseases as well as allergy/immunology consultation. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Death by sepsis: Hard to give a good answer. sepsis if caught soon enough can be successfully treated. Sepsis in the very old or chronically ill has a high mortality despite treatment. Left untreated death can occur in days if not hours as the body shuts down and organs fail. Hope that helps. ...Read more
How long does it take for your body to fully recover after having sepsis, and is there any long term complications to worry about?
It's highly variable: It depends on how severe the course was and what organs were affected. If you had multiple organ insults like kidney failure, heart failure, it can take a long time to recover. The recovery may not be complete. Some are left with residual heart or kidney damage. Others recover completely with no long term effects. Too variable to say. ...Read more
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