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How serious is sepsis in the blood?

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 more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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Have the synptoms of anemia, but had severe dental abcess 2 weeks ago fear sepsis..But blood wrk ok. Only have county program.?

Have the synptoms of anemia, but had severe dental abcess  2 weeks ago  fear sepsis..But blood wrk ok. Only have county program.?

See an ID physician: Rather rapid, but anemia following dental problem may have been caused by endocarditis. Blood work could be normal but should have blood cultures. ...Read more

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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. ?

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 more

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How do you treat sepsis in the blood?

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 more

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How does sepsis affect the blood?

How does sepsis affect the blood?

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 more

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How does sepsis get in the blood and cause unpleasant reactions in the body?

How does sepsis get in the blood and cause unpleasant reactions in the body?

Bacteria: Bacteria or other pathogens can enter the body through any open areas including the mouth, the nasal passages, the urinary tract or any other open areas such a wounds or fissures in the body. ...Read more

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Is bacteria in the blood always called sepsis?

Is bacteria in the blood always called sepsis?

No: When bacteria is found in the blood it can be called bacteremia. If it gets severe affecting other body systems it can be called sepsis. ...Read more

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If I had sepsis in the past can I donate blood?

If I had sepsis in the past can I donate blood?

Should be able to: When you go to donate, you will have i fill out paperwork and a questionnaire. If you pass, you can donate blood. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock is a condition of inflammation throughout the body caused by a severe infection that can lead to fever, low blood pressure, and the ...Read more