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What the tuberculosis bacteria show in blood culture (fever investigation) blood collect in normal body temperature.

What the tuberculosis bacteria show in blood culture (fever investigation) blood collect in normal body temperature.

Tb: Tb will usually not be detected on regular blood cultures, but if you have active pulmonary tb, then chest X-ray would be the first step ...Read more

Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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Could blood transfusions mean cancer is in your blood stream?

Could blood transfusions mean cancer is in your blood stream?

Confused?: A patient needs a transfusion when their hemoglobin is very low. It can happen in cancer patients for many reasons but they don't get blood just because they have cancer. ...Read more

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Meaning of blood in cough?

Meaning of blood in cough?

Blood in cough: This can as simple as an infection or as ominous as cancer. You need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Blood clot in the lungs?

Blood clot in the lungs?

Can be dangerous: A blood clot in the lungs can be quite dangerous, especially if it blocks outflow of blood from the heart. Many times it arises from the veins of the legs, but they can also come from the pelvis or even arms. Patients with conditions such as cancer can be more prone to developing blood clots. Typically, people experience sudden onset of chest pain or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Lung cancer and blood in your urine?

Dr. Liawaty Ho Dr. Ho
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Lung cancer and blood in your urine?

Not related likely: Most likely blood in the urine is not related to your lung cancer. Go to see your doctor to eval why you have blood in the urine- infection? Stone? Etc. Are you receiving chemo? Sometimes- medication include chemo can cause irritation on the bladder/cystitis. Discuss with your doctor re-above problem- get some work-up and go from there. An imaging like sono kidney or ct scan may be needed. ...Read more

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Blood in seman?

Blood in seman?

Hematospermia: Blood in semen can be caused by prostate infection, recent prostate biopsy, infection of the epididymis, gonorrhea or chlamydia infection, vasectomy, vigorous sex, vasectomy, testicular trauma, and many other. If you experiencing this, schedule an appt with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a blood clot in the lung be fatal?

Can a blood clot in the lung be fatal?

Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away! ...Read more

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Virus in the blood stream the same as blood poisoning?

Virus in the blood stream the same as blood poisoning?

No: The old term blood poisoning refers to septic shock from bacterial toxins. While viral infections can lead to multiorgan failure, it is not from a viral toxi.But rather from systemic inflammation run amok. ...Read more

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Blood clot in urine?

Blood clot in urine?

Get evaluated/: Blood or clots in the urine, or hematuria, in the absence of infection, is abnormal and should be worked up. First, a urinary infection must be ruled out. Red cells are common in this setting. If there is no infection, further evaluation is needed to find the source. Work with your doctor to make sure you find a cause, or rule out the more worrisome ones. ...Read more

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Could cancer cause blood in the urine?

Could cancer cause blood in the urine?

Yes: It can be infection, stone, cancer or a variety of other problems. See your doctor. www.peedoc.com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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What blood test tests for staph infection in the blood?

What blood test tests for staph infection in the blood?

Blood Cultures: This is not a common question or situation and am not sure why you would ask. But, there are blood cultures. Staph is usually diagnosed by examination or direct wound culture. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, does TB cause a shortage of blood in the body?

Hi doctor, does TB cause a shortage  of blood in the body?

No: TB is primarily a pulmonary / respiratory infection. This does not affect blood cell production. Miliary TB is disseminated throughout the body, is less common, but "MIGHT" impede blood cell production, depending on extent of involvement in the marrow and general health/nutrition of person with it. ...Read more

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Is the blood in urine curable?

Is the blood in urine curable?

Diagnosis First: Whether it is curable depends on where it is coming from. It may be from the filtering units, kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate, or urethra. The presence of other factors in the urine, symptoms, and patient's age all will suggest a likely source, and order of investigations to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does sometimes blood come in vomiting in tuberculosis ..?

Does sometimes blood come in vomiting in tuberculosis ..?

Possibly: You may be actually producing the blood in your lungs, bringing it up and partially swallowing it before it is regurgitated and appears in your vomit. Gastric tuberculosis, although rare, can also do this. If you think you may have active tuberculosis would recommend you see an infectious diseases expert asap. ...Read more

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Can blood clots in the lung be usually fatal?

Can blood clots in the lung be usually fatal?

Can be deadly: The size of the clot dictates how dangerous it is. Very very tiny emboli may not have much clinical consequence, unless it happens frequently. A large embolus that blocks large amounts of flow to the lung can cause symptoms including shortness of breath and even cardiac arrest. Unexpected shortness of breath should always be considered an emergency and evaluated by a doctor right away! ...Read more

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Does ESR rises in tuberculosis..?

Does ESR rises in tuberculosis..?

Yes it does: Any infection or chronic inlammation will make the ESR rise. It is very common to see high ESR if you have active tb. But it is not diagnostic of TB as there are many other conditions like chronic arthritis or even some cancers which can increase the esr. So you need a good check up to find the cause. ...Read more

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Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

Can a blood test detect blood clots in legs?

More useful to : Exclude clots. A blood test may be done as a screening test to check for clots, not specifically in the legs. These tests, if negative are useful in excluding blood clots, but positive results have many false positives. ...Read more

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Why blood is seen in sputum or in cough in the case of bronchiectasis?

Why blood is seen in sputum or in cough in the case of bronchiectasis?

Blood vessel rupture: Blood in sputum or hemoptysis in the setting of bronchiectasis is due to rupture of tiny blood vessels along the surface of the diseased bronchial tubes. Normally the amount of bleeding is minor but can be significant and require emergent care. Other causes of hemoptysis include infections, cancers and vascular diseases. ...Read more

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What are the tests for blood clot in lung?

Dr. Ted King Dr. King
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What are the tests for blood clot in lung?

CT of lungs: The beginning of all good testing is having the doctor take a good history and do a good physical exam. If the results are strongly suggestive of someone having a blood clot in the lungs (pulmonary embolism-pe), then a blood test called a d-dimer might be ordered. If that is low, you don't have a clot. If high, the gold standard of testing for a pe is a spiral cat scan of the lungs with infusion. ...Read more

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Is bacteria in the blood always called sepsis?

Is bacteria in the blood always called sepsis?

No: When bacteria is found in the blood it can be called bacteremia. If it gets severe affecting other body systems it can be called sepsis. ...Read more

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Tuberculosis (Definition)

A potentially serious infectious bacterial disease that mainly affects the lungs, but can ...Read more