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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
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 more
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 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?
Sepsis: It will depend on the severity of the infection and if the patient's defense are compromised. Severe blood infection is very dangerous and deadly situation in which multiple organs are compromised. The key is to treat with antibiotics as soon as possible. ...Read more
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. Didn't 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
Blood infection is the lay term for sepsis. The clinical picture of sepsis is a combination of infection, tissue destruction, release of mediators by the body and co-existing diseases. You may consult this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/sepsis/basics/definition/CON-20031900 ...Read more
Depend where and how it had affected the other systems.
simple positive blood culture with no systemic effect, which mean the patient is stable and not in septic shock on life support system. Need to be treated for at least ten days or until the blood is no longer positive and no longer have any fever, then it will be followed by two weeks of oral antibiotic.
the other kind is a life threatening. ...Read more
Bacteria in blood: When a bacterial infection spreads into the blood we call that bacteremia. This causes high fevers with shaking chills. This happens because of a bad infection where the bacteria migrates into the blood stream. It can potentially spread to other parts of the body then. This definitely needs a doctor. And usually IV antibiotics. ...Read more
Bactermia: It is a description of a process where the bacteria causing an infection is also in the bloodstream. It is more serious than other infections and requires prompt treatment. Persistent blood infection raises the possibility of valvular endocarditis. The presence of a blood infection is often referred to as sepsis and if associated with hemodynamic dysfunction it is referred to as septic shock. ...Read more
Blood infections: These are serious conditions - and I don't know how you were told this could be 'small'. That doesn't make sense. I treat any infection of the blood stream extremely seriously. Once a germ is in the blood - it can go anywhere in the body and cause serious trouble. You need answers so I would call your doctor for an explanation. Infectious Disease doctors are specialists in this area BTW. ...Read more
After blood infection cleared my sed rate went from 19 to 18 the week after meds were done. (Highest was 23) Should I worry it isn't declining faster?
Depends on age:
The 'sed rate' or 'ESR' is a measure of inflammation that can be affected by many things. The normal level is age dependant. For women the normal level is (age+10)/2.
After blood infection it can decline slowly. If you're feeling better clinically that's most important. I imagine you're being followed by a doc who will keep an eye on it.
You shouldn't worry it's not declining faster ...Read more
Treated for blood infection. However, felt body aches and ill overall- for a month or so beforehand. Possible that could've been the start of it? 37 F
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