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Bursitis (Definition)

Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more


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Deep purple/red elbow following septic bursitis. Has been 6 weeks since infection gone & color still there. Only slight swelling. How long to clear?

Deep purple/red elbow following septic bursitis. Has been 6 weeks since infection gone & color still there. Only slight swelling. How long to clear?

Could take some time: may take months. It is pigmentation secondary to the increased inflammation and hemosiderin stain in the skin. May never be completely normal, but should get close. Use vitamin E lotion to help with the discoloration ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a septic hip bursitis?

What are symptoms of a septic hip bursitis?

Pain and motion loss: Inflammation of a hip bursa, whether septic or not results in pain, swelling and decreased motion. With a septic process fever and other constitutional symptoms may also appear. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of septic hip bursitis?

?: Septic means caused by a bacterial infection which is quite rare in my experience over the last ~35 years reaular old hip bursitis is pretty common at the greater trochanter where muscles attach at side of hip /if it were septic it would be red/ hot / swollen/ and very painful and it would need prompt medical attention maybe even surgery /the other kind respondes pretty well to cortisone inject. ...Read more

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I would like to know symptoms of a septic hip bursitis?

I would like to know symptoms of a septic hip bursitis?

Septic hip bursitis: Marked pain redness, swelling, and warmth over the outer aspect of the hip. Can be accompanied by fever. Get medical help right away. ...Read more

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What is septic blood?

What is septic blood?

Incorrect term: There is no such thing as septic blood. Sepsis is systemic inflammatory response syndrome in a patient with an infection. Sirs is high WBC count with fever, elevated pulse and elevated respiratory rate. Septicemia refers to bacteria circulating in the blood stream usually because of a serious infection. ...Read more

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What is septic pneumonia?

What is septic pneumonia?

Infection plus: This is imprecise term but "sepsis" is said to exist when there are signs of a generalized inflammatory response in the body, this includes fever, elevated white cell count, rapid heart rate and respiratory rate, abnormally low blood pressure. If the source of the infection causing this is the lung, then the patient may be said to be septic from pneumonia. ...Read more

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Is listerine bad for my septic system?

Is listerine bad for my septic system?

No: I presume you mean is it damaging to the bacteria that break down the waste in the septic tank. No, not unless you are spilling several gallons of it down the drain each day. The caffeine and other chemicals you pour down it on a regular basis have a much greater risk of causing any problems. ...Read more

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