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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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When a kidney infection goes septic what does it mean?

When a kidney infection goes septic what does it mean?

Kidney infection: If the infection in the kidney is not well treated, then it is likely that infection can spread via blood stream, to other regions of the body. ...Read more

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My results for my recent ultrasound are that I have a septic cyst on my left kidney & a remarkable bladder. What does this mean?

My results for my recent ultrasound are that I have a septic cyst on my left kidney & a remarkable bladder. What does this mean?

'Remarkable': bladder is probably a typo and really means 'unremarkable', which is normal. The septated kdney cyst may or mat not be significant. If the septation is thin, it is likely nothing to worry about. If it is thick or irregular, it is more concerning. Speak with your doctor to get the details. ...Read more

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When a person goes into septic shock, what exactly kills them?

When a person goes into septic shock, what exactly kills them?

Inadequate blood flo: In septic shock, the event triggers a profound change in blood distribution. Blood pressure drops. Blood is no longer able to circulate and bathe the cells in nutrients or oxygen in adequate amounts to keep them functioning. Kidneys, heart, brain all begin shutting down as their fuel supply declines. At some point, the heart will fail to maintain a proper rhythm and quit. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a person to show signs of a septic blood infection?

How long is it supposed to it take for a person to show signs of a septic blood infection?

Sepsis: Bloodstream infections may produce sepsis symptoms such as fever, fast heart and breathing rates within minutes of the onset of the infection. More serious complications may ensue over a few hours. ...Read more

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If bacteria in the blood doesn't clear with antibiotics, how long will a person live septic?

If bacteria in the blood doesn't clear with antibiotics, how long will a person live septic?

Depends: Depends on the age and overall health of the patient, but most likely, not very long. There is no set number of days, weeks, or months. ...Read more

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What is septic blood?

What is septic blood?

Incorrect term: There is no such thing as septic blood. Sepsis is systemic inflammatory response syndrome in a patient with an infection. Sirs is high WBC count with fever, elevated pulse and elevated respiratory rate. Septicemia refers to bacteria circulating in the blood stream usually because of a serious infection. ...Read more

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What is septic pneumonia?

What is septic pneumonia?

Infection plus: This is imprecise term but "sepsis" is said to exist when there are signs of a generalized inflammatory response in the body, this includes fever, elevated white cell count, rapid heart rate and respiratory rate, abnormally low blood pressure. If the source of the infection causing this is the lung, then the patient may be said to be septic from pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of septic arthristis?

What are the symptoms of septic arthristis?

Fever and pain: Septic arthritis is a big deal. It presents with fever, joint pain swelling and redness and lots of pain upon joint motion. Treatment revolves around drainage and continued drainage of the pus in the joint and appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Serious damage to the joint can occur with mismanagement. ...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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How do you diagnose septic arthristis?

How do you diagnose septic arthristis?

Culture: The fluid from the infected hip joint has to be cultured. This can be done by aspiration under ultrasound or x-ray imaging. Sometimes open surgery is necessary to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How common can cellulitis become septic?

How common can cellulitis become septic?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin; the usual reference to this term is that the inflammation is caused from a bacterium. If the infection becomes overwhelming, the bacteria works it's way into the bloodstream resulting in sepsis. ...Read more

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Individual home septic systems generally do not involve?

Individual home septic systems generally do not involve?

Re-ask: I believe that part of this question was cut off. Please reask with clarification. ...Read more

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I had a very bad case of septic pneumonia 6 mos ago. It was the first time I've ever had it. Will I be more likely to get pneumonia again?

I had a very bad case of septic pneumonia 6 mos ago. It was the first time I've ever had it. Will I be more likely to get pneumonia again?

Pneumonia: Perhaps. Do not smoke, or use drugs. Eat a healthy diet. Avoid second hand smoke and any chemical lung irritants. Exercise in clean air areas (not in traffic areas). If you have asthma, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What is septic shock?

What is septic shock?

Cytokines: Untreated bacterial infection can spread to the circulatory system and produce by products called cytokines which can result in circulatory collapse very low blood pressure and multiorgan dysfunction. ...Read more

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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

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