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What Are The Most Common Causes Of Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Mastitis: Mastitis in a non-lactating women is not common. It can be cause by normal bacteria, some forms of resistant bacteria or can be a sign of a more serious breast issue. I would strongly encourage you see a surgeon who treats breast condition to confirm that this is a simple infection. ...Read more
Hygiene : The female urethra is short and more vulnerable to infection so hygiene is very important. They are usually self limiting. Rarely one gets seriously ill but it can happen after instrumentation for a procedure. This may require antibiotics. If you are having fevers and chills then see a physician. Most self limiting uti's do not. ...Read more
Steatrrhea: The following l conditions are some of the possible causes of steatorrhea. Fat malabsorption disorder Chronic pancreatitis Small bowel disorder Celiac disease Congenital insufficiency of pancreatic lipase HIV infection Sprue Cystic fibrosis Lactose intolerance Malabsorption of fats in sm ...Read more
Erythrasma: Erythrasma is a chronic superficial bacterial infection of skin folds, groin, armpits, more commonly seen in obese or diabetics. Appears as reddish-brown, slightly scaly patches with sharp borders, that may itch slightly. Differentiated from fungal infxn by no fluorescence under uv light.. Treatment involves scrubbing w antibacterial soap, using Erythromycin gel (mild) or pills (more severe cases). ...Read more
Pain and swelling: Pain, swelling, drainage, fevers, inability to walk, stiffness, lack of joint motion. Blood tests should be done and usually reveal elevated white blood cell count, elevated sedimentation rate, elevated c-reactive protein. Blood cultures and drainage cultures usually reveal the bacteria involved. Osteomyelitis is the technical term, and often requires hospitalization. ...Read more
...: A wide range of conditions can cause chronic diarrhea including irritable bowel syndrome, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, food allergies, celiac disease, overactive thyroid and malabsorption syndromes. Infectious causes can include bacteria (salmonella, shigella, e. Coli, c. Diff, campylobacter, etc.), parasites (giardia, entamoeba histolytica, cryptosporidium, etc.) and viruses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on age: Acute vertigo is usually due to a viral infection that affects the inner ear, causing unsteadiness sensation for days to weeks. Older persons may get "benign positional postural vertigo" which is chronic for years. Tumors, trauma, vascular problems can also cause this, but are much less common. ...Read more
Fear of panic attack: Experts are not completely sure what the exact causes of agoraphobia are. Most believe that they are a result of physical and/or psychological factors. People with agoraphobia often fear having a panic attack in public and not being able to get to safety. Fear of embarassment is often a factor in agoraphobia, leading to staying home rather then out and about. ...Read more
BPH, strictures: Much more common in males + most common cause in mature men is bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy less often prostate cancer or prostatitis. Further down from prostate most common blockage is urethral stricture either from trauma, ie straddle injuries or pelvic fractures. Most common in newborn males is posterior urethral valves. In females - urethral diverticulum or skene's gland cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple factors: Women are far more likely to develop this than men because of the short urethra and its anatomic relationship of the outlet to the perineum which may be contaminated with multiple microorganisms. The most common bacteria is e. Coli, followed by a coagulase negative staphylococcus. Complex subject. ...Read more
What causes a bladder infection? What are some of the common reasons people get bladder infections?
Caused by yeast!: Yeast are the cause of yeast infections. They are common in people with immune compromise, in babies, and in people who have recently taken antibiotics. The yeast is there all the time. You get a yeast infection when it grows in an abnormal place or in an out of control fashion. In normal children and adults, the yeast is kept in check by the bacteria that lives within us and our immune syst. ...Read more
I get staph infections very regularly. Since they are very common for me is it possible for them to cause more problems internally?
Skin Staph infection: Staph can potentially cause internal infections as well. Recurrent staph infections likely means that you are colonized with staph. Staph lives in certain areas of the body without causing infection then periodically comes out and causes folliculitis or abscesses. More common in people with diabetes. To reduce colonization, areas must be treated with Mupirocin cream. ...Read more
Have sinus infection. Experiencing loss of smell and taste. Is this common? What causes this & how long should I expect this?
Adult male, Chronic(2 years)consistence low lymphocytes % around 12% ,tested negative for all possible infections , what's common cause & treatment?
Any symptoms?: If you do not have any symptoms, there is no need to treat a laboratory result. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
When i eat anything with flax, i get a lot of gas and i feel run down and sluggish, as if I have an infection. Is this common? What could cause this?
What is the most common cause of itching of feet at night? Scabies and infections are excluded.. Pls answer
Fungus or eczema: You could have fungus of the feet, which looks like scaling on the bottom of the feet or scaling between the toes. If the itching is on top of the foot, it may be eczema. Try otc lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream for fungus. If that doesn't work, see a podiatric physician. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What are the common causes of painful sex when you have no stis, vaginal infections and have been examined?
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