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Bacterial infection in the blood-- how long does pain last?

Bacterial infection in the blood-- how long does pain last?

Pain: That depends upon where the pain is located, what is causing it, and whether the treatment for the infection resulting in bacteria in the blood is likely to reverse the condition producing the pain. You need to rephrase this question and be more specific, . ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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I was given some medicine for a bacterial infection I have and i when to the restroom and when i wiped my self i had discharge n blood?

More info needed: We need to know what and where you have the infection. Your bleeding may or may not be related to your infection. Send mote information. ...Read more

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Dr said I had bacterial infection cause white blood count 9.9 snd absolute neut 8.8 gave me antibodiacs but did not tell me what is wrong, seg is 8.4?

Dr said I had bacterial infection cause white blood count 9.9 snd absolute neut 8.8 gave me antibodiacs but did not tell me what is wrong,  seg is 8.4?

No idea: This white count is not really elevated. The elevated segs suggest a bacterial infection. Have the doctor give you more information. Cannot tell what is the infection from your hx. ...Read more

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I have a bacterial infection, can this become blood poisoning?

I have a bacterial infection, can this become blood poisoning?

Yes: Most bacterial infections don't cause sepsis, but untreated, ignored, or especially potent infections can lead to sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock and death. Treat infections seriously. ...Read more

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If I have an infection like an ear or bacterial infection can I still donate blood?

If I have an infection like an ear or bacterial infection can I still donate blood?

Not now: If you have an acute infection, you should not donate blood until the infection is completely resolved. Here is a link to blood donation eligibility from the red cross website http://www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements/eligibility-criteria-topic There are other reasons why you would be ineligible, talk with the blood donation staff about all restrictions. ...Read more

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Can blood bacterial infection can be transmit through sex or sharing needles?

Can blood bacterial infection can be transmit through sex or sharing needles?

Bacterial infections: Of the blood can sometimes be transmitted through sharing needles. Even some bacterial infections spread through sex might spread to the blood stream. ...Read more

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How high does your white blood count go up when you have a bacterial infection?

How high does your white blood count go up when you have a bacterial infection?

You make more: White blood cells (WBCs) are the soldiers in your bloodstream who fight infections for you. Suppose you have a bacterial infection. One thing your WBCs do is start killing bacteria. At the same time, they also send signals for your bone marrow to make more WBCs. It is this "calling for more troops" that causes you to make more WBCs which makes your WBC count go up. ...Read more

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Does yeast or bacterial infection in vagina cause blood spottings?

Does yeast or bacterial infection in vagina cause blood spottings?

Can: Although the infection is in your vagina, the cervix can get some irritation too and this is where the spotting comes from. ...Read more

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I had a blood bacterial infection that may have been associated with gallstones. I have had no pain in 2&1/2 months. Should the gallbladder be removed?

I had a blood bacterial infection that may have been associated with gallstones. I have had no pain in 2&1/2 months. Should the gallbladder be removed?

Need More Info: All else being equal, cholecystectomy is indicated following any episode of cholecystitis, provided one can tolerate elective surgery. Was your infection from the gb? Sepsis is rarely associated with cholecystitis unless a stone exits the gallbladder & obstructs the liver; this is called cholangitis, often requiring endoscopic clearance of the stone (ercp), followed by eventual cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bacterial Infections (Definition)

Bacteria are tiny organisms that can only be seen with a microscope. When certain bacteria enter the body, they can cause infections that must ...Read more


Bacteria (Definition)

Are omnipresent single celled organisms which are the both the simplest form of life and the original form of life on earth. The are ...Read more