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How Serious Is Sepsis In The Blood
Very.: Sepsis generally refers to an infection where bacteria are detected in the blood and it can have other effects such as low blood pressure and effects on other organs (kidney, liver, lung). The other issues depend on the source, how sick the patient is, and other health complications. However, antibiotics are a very effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After being discharged from 6 days in hospital with severe sepsis, I'd like to donate blood but I'm not sure if I'd be able to after a blood infection?
Bad idea: Severe sepsis is extremely hard on your body. The American Red Cross, I believe would not allow you to give blood under these circumstances. I would wait for awhile and give your body a chance to recover. If you still want to donate blood in 2 months then go ahead. the ARC wants healthy blood in order to help other patients get better. ...Read more
Have the synptoms of anemia, but had severe dental abcess 2 weeks ago fear sepsis..But blood wrk ok. Only have county program.?
My dad had a stent put in to help pass a kidney stone. A few days later,he had severe pain and developed a fever. Blood work showed he has sepsis. ?
Pyelonephritis.: Seems like the stone caused a kidney infection before it was removed. The blockage of urine flow out of that kidney would have allowed bacteria within the urine to set up shop and cause an infection. But the removal of that stone should help eradicate that infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am in hospital w/a "gram+ bacillus" sepsis..6/8 blood culture bottles are +. Caused by a dirty cut then severe cellulitis. I have heart vegetation from it they say. Also on CellCept. Can you educate me on whats the significance of heart vegetation?
Endocarditis. : What you describe is endocarditis. The vegetations harbor the bacteria that are identified when blood cultures are obtained. Sepsis, heart failure as well as "septic emboli" are potential complications 6 weeks of IV antibiotics followed by repeat blood cultures and follow up echocardiogram to insure treatment was adequate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Antimicrobial tx...: By sepsis in the blood, i think you are referring to having bacteria in the blood. If this is suspected, blood cultures are sent to the lab and the patient is treated with antibiotics. Once the blood culture results are known, antibiotic therapy can be adjusted based on the bacteria sensitivities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sepsis is BLOOD INFE: Sepsis is bacterial infection in blood, it is serious medical condition caused by excessive immune response to infection.Chemicals released into blood to fight infection result in wide spread inflammation.And that can result in organ damage, and in severe cases one or more organs fail, and also cause fall in blood pressure called septic shock. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Many people refer to sepsis as "blood poisoning". It means that bacteria and/or fungi have invaded the blood stream allowing them to travel to many internal organs like the heart or the brain. If untreated a person with this condition may go into septic shock. Antibiotic treatment is needed to treat this condition along with careful monitoring in the hospital. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High white cells?: I think you may mean high white blood cells? White blood cells are the infection fighting cells of the body. When there is an infection that causes sepsis, most of the time they are increased in number to help fight the infection. Thus, a high white blood cell count may be indicative of sepsis. But, there are a lot of things that can cause a high white blood cell count. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Feel full strength: When you feel strong enough, essentially. If you had anemia associated with your episode of sepsis, you may need to wait several weeks or months before your bone marrow recovers enough. If you didn't, you can donate as soon as your strength is back to normal - as assessed by others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sepsis : Spreading of infection thru blood stream.Get a more detailed answer ›
If a patient has suspected sepsis and urgent blood cultures are attempted then, approximately, how quickly could it be established that the results are negative.
In a sense: Sepsis is a reflection of an inflammatory process in the body and can affect every organ. It is usually caused by infection, but not always. Sepsis induces a catabolic state-that where the body is breaking down tissues and proteins. With proper treatment, the body will return to an anabolc state-building up again. How long this takes depends on severity of illness. ...Read more
Not likely: Monocytosis is consistent with a viral process. The finding will require further followup. If monocytosis persists the patient may need to see a hematologist and a bone marrow evaluation done. Sepsis is a bacterial infection in the blood stream and other organs. The white cells are of a different population than monocytes in sepsis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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