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How Long Does Sepsis Recovery Take
It depends: It depends on what you mean by "recovery." the actual acute illness may take anywhere from 3-10 days to resolve on average, but can also involve ICU stays for a month or more (depending on setbacks). Even after leaving the icu, a patient will be very weak and deconditioned, and may need assistance to gain strength and ability to function independently again. That can take months of rehab. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My father is just about recovering from a severe sepsis infection that included septic shock. Still has low grade fever. How long does recovery take?
Sepsis: It can certainly depend on the etiology of the sepsis and the degree of organ dysfunction that occurred. Some recover fully, some take weeks, some never quite recover organ function and cardiac, pulmonary, brain and kidney function may be impaired afterwards. If he is still with fever days/weeks into therapy, I would make sure he has been evaluated for endocarditis with blood cultures and an echo. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how severe the reaction of sepsis is. If it is mild and doesn't cause significant organ injury, then recovery can take days to weeks. But, if the sepsis causes organ failure, like kidney failure or a lung reaction, then it can take a very long time. But it's hard to say exactly how long, because everyone's body is different. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends...: On a couple of things. First, what type of infection - some resolve quickly with treatment, others may take longer? Second, how many organ systems were impacted by the infection - was there breathing failure, kidney failure, confusion, etc? Also, and probably most important - what was the patient's baseline health and age? Young, healthy people can do better, but can still die from sepsis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
What do you advise if I was just wondering how long it would take for sepsis to develop into septic shock?
Depends...: The length of time between sepsis and septic shock is variable and it depends on what organism is causing the sepsis since some organisms are more virulent than others. It also depends on the treatment of the sepsis. If proper anti microbial therapy is given, the sepsis will not continue on to septic shock. ...Read more
Probably months: Those are serious conditions and it would probably take several months to recover fully. At your young age of 20 recovery would be faster than in someone older. You will have to be patient with yourself and follow your doctors' recommendations. Recovery also depends upon your underlying medical condition. If you were healthy before developing these infections then recovery could be quicker. ...Read more
How long on average does it take an untreated UTI to travel to the kindneys? Once in the kidneys how long before sepsis occurs?
No timing: There is no way to estimate (and no ethical way to test) the average amount of time to ascend. It also depends greatly on the patient's age, comorbidities, and any underlying immune suppression/dysfunction issues. The greater the number, the faster it can spread. ...Read more
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