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How can you tell if you have an infection down 'there'?

How can you tell if you have an infection down 'there'?

Infection signs/ sxs: Don't know if you are male or female. Discharge? Odor? Burning? Itching? Painful urination? Lesions? Redness? ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Infection (Definition)

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


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How to tell if you have a bone infection?

How to tell if you have a bone infection?

Usually pain : Osteomyelitis (bone infection) can present many ways. Pain is often present, sometimes accompanied with swelling, fever, drainage, and redness. Imaging studies and labs can also help with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have an infection from an adominoplasty or if you're just swollen?

How can you tell if you have an infection from an adominoplasty or if you're just swollen?

Fever: Infection is very rare-but fever and redness at any site with tenderness. Any yellow discharge would also be important. If you have doubts, your surgeon would appreciate your calling the office to let them know. If worried-then ask to be seen by Dr. No Dr. likes to have a patient suffer thru an infection. ...Read more

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How to know if you have an ear infection & do you have to go to the doctor?

How to know if you have an ear infection & do you have to go to the doctor?

Pain and fever: mild ear discomfort usually will go away on its own, however if severe pain that interfers with work or sleep, fever or pus like drainage from ear, then visit your doctor ...Read more

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Can there be a way to tell if I have diabetes without going to the doctor?

Can there be a way to tell if I have diabetes without going to the doctor?

No: No. You could have suggestive symptoms. Symptoms of diabetes can include ^ thirst, ^ urination, ^ hunger, weight v, fatigue, blurred vision, ^ blood pressure, frequent infections and poor healing of sores. It is diagnosed through blood work. ...Read more

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If you have herpes and you can't get a perscription is there anything you can do to help an out break?

If you have herpes and you can't get a perscription is there anything you can do to help an out break?

Need prescription: There are not any over the counter medications that can help with a herpes outbreak. You need to get a prescription for antiviral medication. Keeping stress low, eating a healthy diet and exercising can keep future outbreaks to a minimum is most people with herpes. ...Read more

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How to know if you have an urinary infection?

How to know if you have an urinary infection?

Symptoms: Urinary infections in your age group are diagnosed by symptoms; mainly, burning/pain while urination. It is verified with tests on the urine itself, looking for things like the presence of nitrite producing bacteria or white cells in the urine. The diagnosis hinges on the symptoms; if you are otherwise asymptomatic, there is no need for treatment (except for very specific situations). ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a bacterial infection in your stomach?

How can you tell if you have a bacterial infection in your stomach?

Blood test: The most commonly tested bacteria for in stomach infection is h. Pylori which is screened with a blood test. This is the organism responsible for stomach ulcers. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a vaginal infection and what can you do to make it better without going to a doctor?

Yeast infection?: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a vaginal yeast infection. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication (like miconazole) if you have these symptoms. If the symptoms persist after this treatment, or if you are experiencing any pain, it should be evaluated by a doctor since it could mean a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to tell if what I have is nasal cancer or an infection?

How to tell if what I have is nasal cancer or an infection?

See Dr: A good physical exam will determine if you have an infection, or some suspicious condition that would warrant biopsy, utlimately proving if there was any cancer. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a baterial infection or not?

It can be difficult : to differentiate bacterial infections from viral infections sometimes. Lab testing can pinpoint it. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to tell if I have strep without goin to the doctor?

Can there be any way to tell if I have strep without goin to the doctor?

No: Sxs of strep throat can include: large, red painful tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on the roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on the neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue & rash. Need strep test/ culture to find out if you have strep infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an infected graze on my foot and need to know whether or not to go to hospital?

What to do if I have an infected graze on my foot and need to know whether or not to go to hospital?

Use an antibiotic : If the infection is localized, wash the area with soap and water daily. Dress the region with a topical antibiotic like neosporin and apply a sterile bandage. Repeat this daily until the problem resolves. If you have streaking or a fever, or the infection is getting worse, you should consult your podiatrist or urgent care center. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know if you have a yeast infection?

Can you tell me how to know if you have a yeast infection?

For first time - get: Medical eval to know for sure. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have tuberculosis without going to the doctor?

How can you tell if you have tuberculosis without going to the doctor?

You can't : If you feel like you have tb, then you need to be examined. Tb is a public health risk. If you don't get evaluated and you have tb, you are putting youself and those around you at risk. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to tell if you have aids?

Can there be a way to tell if you have aids?

Get tested: The first step is to find out whether you have hiv, and the only way to do that is to get an HIV test. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i just have a cold or sinus infection and need to go to doctor ?

How can I tell if i just have a cold or sinus infection and need to go to doctor ?

How severe is it?: Unless you have a high fever or trouble breathing, you can usually give a cold or sinus infection 7-10 days to clear up. If it doesn't clear up in that time, or if you are getting worse after a week, instead of better, then see someone. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to do if you have a cold or sinus infection?

Different coditions: require different therapies. a cold usually resolves by itself. Always good to drink plenty of fluids. A sinus infection may not go away unless you treat with antibiotics ...Read more