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How do you know if you have MRSA in your blood stream but no symptoms?

You don't: Mrsa bloodstream infections almost always cause symptoms and frequently the patient is quite ill and toxic. In an immunocompetent patient it would be exceedingly rate for MRSA blood stream infection to not cause symptoms. Transient bacteremias do occur but they are brief and asymptomatic and usually do not cause disease but the bacteria can seed various organs and then cause symptomatic infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Mrsa (Definition)

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a certain strain of bacteria that is resistant to several antibiotics. It most commonly causes skin infections and abscesses, ...Read more


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How long does it take for MRSA to get in your blood stream?

How long does it take for MRSA to get in your blood stream?

It depends: Many people have a skin infection or even just colonization with MRSA and it never reaches their bloodstream. Some can have a simple skin infection and have bacteria in the blood the same day or the next day--within hours. Other people will have a bone infection for days and days and never develop bacteremia (bacteria in the blood). If you have MRSA, consider seeing an infectious disease physician ...Read more

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I have MRSA (community instead of hospital). Diagnosed through skin culture. Treatment working. Will it enter my bloodstream? How to know ifin blood?

I have MRSA (community instead of hospital). Diagnosed through skin culture. Treatment working. Will it enter my bloodstream? How to know ifin blood?

It's not: Many people have this microbe on their skin, the majority with no ill effects. If you had a real active blood infection you would be obviously, seriously sick. Ignore the online sensationalist stuff on MRSA. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis get in your blood stream?

Does endometriosis get in your blood stream?

Maybe: One of the many theories of how endometriosis develops suggests that in rare cases, the cells can be transported in the blood and "implant" in distant tissues of the body. ...Read more

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How long does firocet stay in your blood stream?

Several hours: I've heard a range of 4-6 hours - but there is some confusion among patients about the much longer time one of the ingredients has been given. Ask the doctor who prescribed. Or probably a pharmacist could tell you more certainly. ...Read more

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How much time does semen last in your blood stream?

How much time does semen last in your blood stream?

Here are some ...: Semen is not supposed to be in the blood stream. Instead, it only exists in the genital tubing systems from seminiferous tubules of testis to convoluted tubules of epididymis to vasa deferens to seminal vesicles to urethra and out of the urethra at eajculaton... But, what and how did you come up this Q? Did you hear some tales about this? ...Read more

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What do high levels of bilirubin in the blood stream result in?

Depends: High bilirubin can be due to various type of diseases, including liver diseases, blood disorders. I am not sure whether your other liver tests are normal or not. If you have this for long time, you should seek medical attention. Transient minimal or mild high bilirubin can be benign also. ...Read more