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Symptoms Of Mycotic Aneurysm
My father was diagnosed with a mycotic aneursym. After 6 weeks of hospitilization and 3 weeks of antibiotic it is still growing. What is the next step?
Anti-fungal: Antibiotics are medications used to treat bacterial infections. Mycotic infections are yeast infections. They need to be treated with anti-fungal medications such as Fluconazole (diflucan). Antibiotics, in fact, might make the yeast infection worse! talk with your doctor about the correct medications to use! ...Read more
Several ways: If you have a wound that is deep, down to a bone or joint, it can introduce the fungus. If you develop a fungal infect near a bone or joint, it can spread directly. If you have a fungal infection in one part of the body, the fungus can get in the blood stream and settle in a bone or joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad got a blistering rash on lt arm. On i.V vanco since 6 weeks.Emergency or can wait? Will have surgery in less than 24 hours for openaaa(mycotic)
Rush: Contact surgical office to arrange for evaluation. Surgery could be postponed. ...Read more
Depends: Stable aneurysms (small and not growing) usually have no symptoms ... Large or growing aneurysms, or those about to rupture usually cause pain and problems with organs that have had their artery branches from the aorta closed off (e.g. Intestines, kidneys, legs, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call 911: Call 911 as these are life threatening emergencies. Which type of aneurysm? Abdominal aortic aneurysm - see GI surgeon. Cerebral aneurysm - see neurosurgeon. What symptoms? Aneurysms are usually asymptomatic until they burst, which may lead to death in a very short time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Stable aneurysms (small and not growing) usually have no symptoms ... Large or growing aneurysms, or those about to rupture usually cause pain (abdomen and/or back) and problems with organs that have had their artery branches from the aorta closed off (e.g. Intestines, kidneys, legs, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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