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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

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 more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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 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?

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

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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

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

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How is someone with a suspected blood clot in the leg and a lung infection (pneumonia) treated?

How is someone with a suspected blood clot in the leg and a lung infection (pneumonia) treated?

Pneumonia: is treated with antibiotics. Treatment of a blood clot in the leg depends on the type and location of the vein that is thrombosed. If it is an anatomic "deep vein", it may require anticoagulation or more agressive treatment depending on your clinical situation. ...Read more

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What happens in blood infection ?

What happens in blood infection ?

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

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Can you get a blood infection from a blood test?

Can you get a blood infection from a blood test?

Very unlikely: The phlebotomist (person drawing the blood), will clean the area thoroughly with alcohol or iodine -- so the chance of an infection is really really low. ...Read more

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I want to know if blood infection wont affect unborn baby?

I want to know if blood infection wont affect unborn baby?

Not true: Some infections, and in fact some viruses can in fact infect the placenta and some fungi can do the same. Blood infections can breach and lessen the placental barrier by inflammation and traverse it. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a person to show signs of a septic blood infection?

How long is it supposed to it take for a person to show signs of a septic blood infection?

Sepsis: Bloodstream infections may produce sepsis symptoms such as fever, fast heart and breathing rates within minutes of the onset of the infection. More serious complications may ensue over a few hours. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more


Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more