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Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Overview)

Infection in the blood is also known as Sepsis. 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 blood cell count, etc...


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What does it mean when u have an infection in the blood or sepsis?

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What does it mean when u have an infection in the blood or sepsis?

Sepsis : Spreading of infection thru blood stream.

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Infection In The Blood (Overview)

Infection in the blood is also known as Sepsis. 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 blood cell count, etc...


Dr. James Ferguson
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What are the symptoms of an infection in the blood?

Dr. James Ferguson
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What are the symptoms of an infection in the blood?

Germs in blood: Once a germ gets into the blood, symptoms depend primarily on the type of germ. Viruses have blood phases & typically produce fever spikes & muscle aches, sensitivity to light etc. Bacteria will do this & add blood pressure instability, prolonged fever or low body temperature, fatigue & prostration. Fungal germs or yeast trigger responses like bacteria.Viruses & bacteria can trigger a rash. ...Read more

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Dr. Hashmat Rajput
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Hard painful lymph node on left side of the back of my neck, bones ache, fatigued and weakness, no signs of infection but some blood levels are high?

Dr. Hashmat Rajput
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Hard painful lymph node on left side of the back of my neck, bones ache, fatigued and weakness, no signs of infection but some blood levels are high?

Neck node: What are those blood high levels? I like to know. You have to see your doctor for thorough examination, diagnostic tests and biopsy. Thanks. ...Read more

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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Pinkish blood at the end of urination.Urine test:no infection but found blood and a lot of sand md said.Medication didn't work.Can it be blader stone?

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Pinkish blood at the end of urination.Urine test:no infection but found blood and a lot of sand md said.Medication didn't work.Can it be blader stone?

Hematuria: Blood in the urine can be several things. Kidney stones or stones in the ureters (tubes leading from the kidneys to bladder) can cause blood. A bladder polyp can do the same thing if it ruptures. A prostate infection or bladder infection can lead to the same. Now.."a lot of sand"; he is likely referring to casts in the urine or sediment from the kidneys. You may need to see a urologist. ...Read more

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What are the tests for infection in the blood?

Dr. James Ferguson
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Blood Culture: A suspicion that infection is in the blood can be confirmed by taking a blood specimen and submitting it to the lab for culture. In the lab, blood is transferred to a nutrient media, like planting seeds in a garden, and monitored over several days for signs of growth.If the material becomes hazy, a small amount is examined under a microscope.If they see germs they have confirmed it. ...Read more

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
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What can cause infection in the blood of a 10 y?

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What can cause infection in the blood of a 10 y?

Many things: Any number of things, usually scratches and trauma that get infected. It is probably prudent to check the child for any systemic disease that may predispose to blood infection, as I am sure his/her doctors are doing. ...Read more

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What should I do? I passed a kidney stone two years ago, after my second child birth, both pregnancy's i was treated for a bladder infection for peeing blood. My last ob dr told me that i never had a bladder infection and he didn't understand why they wer

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What should I do? I passed a kidney stone two years ago, after my second child birth, both pregnancy's i was treated for a bladder infection for peeing blood. My last ob dr told me that i never had a bladder infection and he didn't understand why they wer

Sounds like stones: The blood in your urine sounds more like it may have been from your kidney stones rather than an infection. It might be best to consult with a urologist ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Bergman
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I am on clarithromycin 500mg 2x, twice a day, is this effective for treating severe infections of any kind, including blood infection and brain absces?

Dr. Barry Bergman
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I am on clarithromycin 500mg 2x, twice a day, is this effective for treating severe infections of any kind, including blood infection and brain absces?

Clarithromycin: Clarithromycin is good for those bacteria which are sensitive to this antibiotic. As with any antibiotic it is not good for everything. Each infection is different and requires the correct antibiotic for the particular bacteria. ...Read more

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Kidney infection treatment, is blood transfusion the best way to go?

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Kidney infection treatment, is blood transfusion the best way to go?

Antibiotics: Antibiotic is the best treatment for infection ( including kidney infection)- not blood transfusion. If your doctor gave you blood transfusion- likely your doctor has other reason to support decision on transfusion. D/w your md for detail. ...Read more

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A sheep bit my finger and it drew blood. Do i need to take it to hospital for any infection treatment?

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A sheep bit my finger and it drew blood. Do i need to take it to hospital for any infection treatment?

Sheep bite: Hey i would not be too concerned about the sheep - its you and the finger that is of concern. Infections from animal bites can be bad. Please go to the er and get it checked. ...Read more

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