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Pneumonia Blood Infection
Healthy 35 yr old female. Pneumonia in March then sweat gland infection in July and now UTI. Is this bad? Blood work in April was all normal. Please
Mgt: Most likely these are separate and unrelated if you are otherwise healthy and have a normal CBC test. P Proper nutrition and seeing your physician to discuss whether your immune system is normal is advised. If you have any risk factors for HIV, they can order a screening test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I understand that an antibody screen can be used to detect a certain type of pneumonia, among other conditions. Can it also be used to identify various infections in the way that blood cultures can?
Yes but: Usually an elevated IgM response to a particular organism indicates an acute infection. However doing IgM ab to a whole panel of bacteria is expensive and many of the tests are not available. The culture method is the default test but can be false-negative in many cases. In the future, I believe PCR analysis of bacterial DNA or a bacterial DNA microarray assays will likely be the way to go. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have blood in my urine? Okay, so i recently was diagnosed with walking pneumonia but I am getting over it.But this is my problem i was also diagnosed with a kidney infection and i know the usual symptoms which include frequent urinations but i just noti
Kidney : Kidney infections, kidney stones, cramps, and blood in the urine are all interrelated. A stone can cause bleeding, crampy pain, and infection. An infection can cause bleeding and crampy pain with or without a stone. It's certainly possible that you're passing a stone. It's also possible that blood has formed a clot and the clot is causing a blockage and subsequent pain. The best bet is to take whatever antibiotics you've been given, stay well hydrated, and give it a few days. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor again. ...Read more
After having streptococcus pneumoniae infection, would i need a pneumonia shot or flu shot to prevent from getting this germ in my blood again?
Too little info: If your friends doctors cannot diagnose this with much more information, it is impossible to do this over the internet. Hope they are better soon. ...Read more
Depends: Did anyone else ever use that razor blade? If so, you are putting yourself at risk for transmission of bloodborne infections such as hepatitis b, hepatitis c, and hiv. Even if you were the only one to ever use it, i would discourage you from shaving with a rusty razor blade as you can contract other bacterial infections including tetanus. Get a new razor! ...Read more
Can you tell me if I have also used a rusty blade can I get hepatitis or any other blood infection?
Confusing question: A rusty blade is more likely to give you a bacterial infection around the cut if the blade was contaminated with germs. Hepatitis would only be an issue if the blade was contaminated with this set of viruses.Untreated wounds can give rise to localized infection that can spred to the blood if not treated. ...Read more
My boyfriend was diagnosed with a blood infection im trying to get info on it, it sounds like grandpasacockye?
?Gram positive Cocci: These are types of bacteria called gram positive cocci, and are many types: streptococci and staphylococci. Each group are also further classified. Blood infection through their toxins or/and their presence in the blood need IV antibiotics and the doctors will start broad spectrum antibiotics, do cultures from the blood and the source of infection, and tailor the antibiotics to specific bacteria. ...Read more
What to do if I had my monthly dr visit and he told me I have a blood infection. didnt explainit to me at all. I got online after iabout this?
Need details...: In order to give you more info, would need to know what type of blood infection you were diagnosed with. There are many types of blood infection, some of which are very serious and others less serious. Treatment depends on the exact blood infection you are diagnosed with! ...Read more
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