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What causes a septic hip?

What causes a septic hip?

Infection: Usuallythis infection occurs by being spread from a blood infection, . ...Read more

Dr. Maria Curfman
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Septic Hip (Definition)

A septic hip is, by definition, an infected hip. The infection can be caused by a multitude of bacteria or other microbiologic entities. The joint can become infected directly via a wound that communicates with the hip, or the joint can be seeded via the blood supply and end up ...Read more


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Septic hip diagnosis, management?

Septic hip diagnosis, management?

Septic hip: Septic joints need surgical drainage, cultures of the synovial fluid, and long term IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of septic hip bad?

Are the symptoms of septic hip bad?

YES: Symptoms include fever and pain. In fact, the pain typically is extremely severe, in fact, so sever that any motion of the hip is painful. A septic hip hip must be treated rapidly to try and decrease the probability of long term complications. ...Read more

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Would like to know symptoms of a septic hip?

Would like to know symptoms of a septic hip?

Pain, fever, sed rate: Pain in the hip, fever, and an elevated sedimentation rate are the most common findings in a septic hip. If these are present a ct scan is usually done and if fluid is present in the joint it is aspirated for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are some people more prone to getting septic hip?

Are some people more prone to getting septic hip?

Yes: If they already have artificial hardware, or infected heart valve or lower immune system such as taking steroids or having HIV or being on immunesuppresion for an organ transplant. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Septic hip?

What is the definition or description of: Septic hip?

Hip joint infection: A septic hip is, by definition, an infected hip. The infection can be caused by a multitude of bacteria or other microbiologic entities. The joint can become infected directly via a wound that communicates with the hip, or the joint can be seeded via the blood supply and end up infecting the hip joint. ...Read more

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Do people with septic hip have a lot of pain?

Do people with septic hip have a lot of pain?

Yes: As pressure builds in th hip the pain can be severe. ...Read more

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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?

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's the best treatment to get rid of septic hip?

What's the best treatment to get rid of septic hip?

Surgery and Meds: This usually requires the hip be drained surgically and the IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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Would septic hip arthritis when I was a baby create any problems for me in the future?

Would septic hip arthritis when I was a baby create any problems for me in the future?

Potentially: If the septic arthritis was appropriately treated the chances of long term problems are low. If you are experiencing any hip pain, x-rays and an evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon should be able to address your concerns more completely. ...Read more

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If you have septic hip arthritis when you are a baby, will you have problems in the future?

If you have septic hip arthritis when you are a baby, will you have problems in the future?

Maybe: Depending on the degree of damage from the infection specifically cartilage destruction you may be at risk for development of artirits in the hip. If xrays remain normal with out evidence of arthritis or an uneven joint surface it is unlikely after a significant amount of time has passed ...Read more

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What to do if I had septic hip arthritis when I was a baby, will I have problems in the future?

What to do if I had septic hip arthritis when I was a baby, will I have problems in the future?

Septic arthritis: If you have a normal x-ray of hip at 44 years old and no pain related to your hip it is unlikely the previous septic arthritis as a child will cause a problem. ...Read more

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A case of white stria on hips and lots of fats depositions with wrinkles, a dark spot of pigmentation on lower lip and septic tonsilitis, diagnosis?

A case of white stria on hips and lots of fats depositions with wrinkles, a dark spot of pigmentation on lower lip and septic tonsilitis, diagnosis?

Get checked: Some of your symptoms represent a hormonal problem such as Cushings syndrome, otherwise having tonsillitis which is septic is something I think you need to be evaluated for. Please see your doctor for the best answer. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be medically septic?

What does it mean to be medically septic?

Severe illness: Sepsis is when a bacterial infection gets into the blood system and spreads the infection to the whole body. Septic shock occurs when the blood pressure drops and pulse goes up. Very dangerous and can be lethal. ...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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Could you survive septic shock?

Could you survive septic shock?

Yes: Many do recover from septic shock when the infection is treated adequately and its bad effect resolves. Unfortunately too many succumb to the infections and its deleterious effects on the body called septic shock. ...Read more

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What are the tests for septic shock?

What are the tests for septic shock?

Septic shock: Septic shock is a clinical diagnosis. Recovery of an infectious organism, typically bacterial although other organisms are possible, helps to confirm the diagnosis although this takes time- sometimes days or longer. There are a number of tests that clinicians use to help initially make a diagnosis and to guide therapy, although the history and physical examination are of great importance. ...Read more

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How can pneumoniagive someone septic shock?

How can pneumoniagive someone septic shock?

Spread of infection: The bacteria that causes pneumonia spreads to the blood stream, it releases toxins that interfere with circulation, blood clotting and many organ functions. Treatment is antibiotics and support as required (ventilator, dialysis etc.) until the patient recovers. ...Read more

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Can cellulite lead to septic shock?

Can cellulite lead to septic shock?

No: Cellulites is a term used to refer to the rippling or wavelike fat deposits on the thighs. Cellulitis is an infected red area, that can progress locally or can cause widespread infection or sepsis. ...Read more

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Can septic shock make a man infirtile?

Can septic shock make a man infirtile?

Absolutely.: Yes it can. If it caused lack of blood flow to the testes. ...Read more

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What are various causes of septic shock?

Septic shock: Septic shock is a form of shock caused by an infectious organism. Typically, this is a bacteria (and there are a variety of these), and a person's susceptibility to these may be influenced by co-morbid medical problems like diabetes. Fungal organisms also cause sepsis, and viruses produce a sepsis syndrome as well. There are other causes of shock that mimic sepsis. ...Read more

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Can I get blood poisining from a septic boil?

Can I get blood poisining from a septic boil?

Boils: A boil is a localized collection of pus and bacteria. This requires drainage and, often, antibiotics.

As staph is extremely common, delay in treatment is not recommended as it can spread. A simple procedure (incision and drainage) can be performed to remove the collection of pus and antibiotics is usually started by mouth. ...Read more