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Symptoms Of Endocarditis
Are there other ailments that can produce the same symptoms as endocarditis? Can endocarditis get better on its own or does it get progressively worse
When a bacteria gets in the bloodstream, there is a chance of attaching to a heart valve. This is called endocarditis. If this happens, the bacteria can grow, causing lesions called vegetations to appear which can break off and plug small blood vessels in the hand, foot, or brain. The bacterial growth can also cause the valve to leak. If this is significant, valve ...Read more
What are the most commom symptoms of endocarditis? Could cause endocarditis bradychardia or only tachycardia? Fever level by endocarditis? Thanks
Endocarditis can: Throw some infected clots to parts of the body including the brain. There can be brain abscess with headache and confusion, fever, slow or fast heart rate depending on areas involved in the heart. Flame hemorrhages in eyes and under the nails, sob, chest pain, blood in urine, joint pains, body aches, murmur. So you see the signs and symptoms are so varied, you have to rely on your doctor. ...Read more
Symptoms of endocarditis? Is always fever present or could stay endocarditis without fever? Constanly very red hands could be a symptom?Thanks
Are the symptoms of endocarditis constant and worsening? Ie. Would you feel progressively worse. Have sweating, joint pain & chest pain..
Hi, I have splinter hemorrhages on both thumbs but have no other symptoms. Can this be endocarditis.
Possible - unlikely: Splinter hemorrhages can be a sign of endocarditis, although they will generally then appear with lots of other signs and symptoms. However, they can also appear with various other conditions. In isolation, as you are describing, endocarditis sounds very unlikely but further evaluation may be worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Endocarditis, or infection of a heart valve, is a serious illness. In its acute form, there may be high fever, chills and sweats, generalized weakness, arrhythmias and heart failure. The subacute form is subtler and may gradually cause anemia, weakness, night sweats, weight loss, fatigue, depression and eventually heart failure. Either form is potentially lethal. If suspected, it needs evaluation. ...Read more
Endocarditis: The "full-blown" symptom of endocarditis take several days, however, you may develop fever as the bacteria enter the blood stream (bacteremia). It is probable that in most cases the bacteria is cleared by the immune system, however sometimes the bacteria can settle in certain areas such a damaged or a synthetic heart valve and form vegetations (it takes about 5 days to be detected by ultrasound). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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