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What things affect the chances of getting necrotizing fasciitis?

What things affect the chances of getting necrotizing fasciitis?

IV drug abuse: Unfortunately, most cases I have seen come from individuals using dirty needles or unsterile technique when utilizing illegal IV drugs. So don't start a drug habit! your overall health will also contribute - diabetes, immunocompromised, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Necrotizing Fasciitis (Definition)

This is tissue destruction by multiple infectious organisms.It is a life threatening condition requiring aggressive ...Read more


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What things affect the chances of getting bunions?

What things affect the chances of getting bunions?

Shoes: Most commonly womens shoes are the culprit. But sometimes children get the condition which would be called a juvenile bunion. ...Read more

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What things affect the chances of getting hemothorax?

What things affect the chances of getting hemothorax?

Trauma: The most common cause of hemothorax is either blunt (e.G automobile accidents, falls, assault), or penetrating trauma to the chest (knife, gunshot, stabbed by a unicorn or gored by a rhinoceros). Rarely, hemothorax occurs when vessels in the chest are injured in the course of chest surgery or less invasive procedures done to drain fluid from, or biopsy something, in the chest. ...Read more

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What things affect the chances of getting arrhythmia?

What things affect the chances of getting arrhythmia?

Many factors: Underllying myocardial dease, heredity, endocrine diseaeases such as hyperthyroidism, valvular disease, myocardial scring. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting necrotizing facitis a second time?

What are the chances of getting necrotizing facitis a second time?

Low, But Not Zero: Good question.Overall,the chances are low.Why? Because most people who get it are so deathly afraid of getting it again they take meticulous care of their personal and environmental hygiene.But if the person is immunocompromized(e.g.diabetes,HIV,cancer,etc), are extensively scarred,or don't take care of themselves,the chances are much higher.It's more complicated than that,but these are the basics ...Read more

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What are the chances of a skin infection(pus in skin,inflamed,painful) developing into necrotizing fasciitis?

What are the chances of a skin infection(pus in skin,inflamed,painful) developing into necrotizing fasciitis?

Rate Dependent: NecFasc happens fast. By the time your in the hospital, your organs are failing, let alone the actual limb or skin region. It's rare. Very common is cellulitis, carbuncles, erysipelas, all degrees of the same thing, an infection starting at the skin. Then there are abscesses, when the body forms a wall containing pus. They are by far more common, People with Necfasc have hard time getting into ER. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurence?

What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurence?

DependS: If healthy and under 65 not likely. If not healthy (lung disease, heart disease, on chemo, frequent hospitalization) over age 65 then pneumonia recurrences are higher. Get immunizations (pneumonia, flu, tdap). ...Read more

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What can increase the risks of getting cellulitis?

What can increase the risks of getting cellulitis?

Skin infections: Hi ATaylor, cellulitis is a superficial infection of the skin. It is usually treated with antibiotics. It is not a chronic disease. There may be other health problems that can cause it to recur such as diabetes, obesity, poor circulation, steroid use, chronic swelling, open sores, and unclean skin. Addressing those issues should help keep it from coming back. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What are some things that increase the chances of getting mouth cancer?

What are some things that increase the chances of getting mouth cancer?

Several: Oral sex, has become a major cause, due to the hpv virus. Hpv has been spreading oral cancer much more rapidly than in years past. Multiple sex partners has been shown to expand the incidence of probability exponentially. Heavy smoking, heavy drinking and an unhealthy lifestyle are also contributors. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of stress affecting my period? And what are the chances of getting pregnant from pre-ejaculation?

What is the likelihood of stress affecting my period? And what are the chances of getting pregnant from pre-ejaculation?

Here are some...: Stress-related period irregularity has been not infrequently discussed, but this odd may widely vary among people due to their different personal tolerance and resilience to cope with stress. As to pre-cum induced pregnancy, it is almost next to zero. But still do HPT in a wk after missing period & repeat it in another wk if the first is (-) & still in doubt for no contraceptive is 100% success. ...Read more

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The thought of getting burning mouth syndrome scares me. What are risk factors for it?

The thought of getting burning mouth syndrome scares me. What are risk factors for it?

Women over 50: Risk factors include being a woman, especially women ages 50-80. Having very acute taste, food allergies, many dental procedures, traumatic life events & stress. Read more about this rare condition at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/burning-mouth-syndrome/ds00462. Hypochondria is the fear of becoming ill. Consider discussing this fear with a health care professional. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting sepsis? How common is it?

What are the odds of getting sepsis? How common is it?

Incidence of Sepsis: There are about 1.7 million cases of sepsis a year in US (based on 2009 data). Various factors can increase the risk of sepsis. Some of these include advanced age, impaired immune system (either from medication or a disease process), cancer, diabetes, and chronic indwelling catheters (such as urinary catheter). ...Read more

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The thought of getting cholecystitis scares me. What are risk factors for it?

The thought of getting cholecystitis scares me. What are risk factors for it?

Gallstones: Cholecystitis may be chronic, causing repeat episodes of upper abdominal pain lasting "hours", or acute, causing constant pain which may require urgent surgery to treat. With rare exception, these diseases are due to gallstones, which can be easily diagnosed by a simple ultrasound. This may also be easily treated through out-patient minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery. ...Read more

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What are the odds of getting optic neuritis? How common is it?

What are the odds of getting optic neuritis? How common is it?

Uncommon: This is frequently the initial inflammation in multiple sclerosis. There are other causes of optic neuritis which are less common. Statistically you are very unlikely to get this problem but for many, treatment is available. ...Read more

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The thought of getting multiple rib fractures scares me. What are risk factors for it?

The thought of getting multiple rib fractures scares me. What are risk factors for it?

Let me help you: There are some reasons why some body will have multiple rib fractures without trauma, osteoporosis of the bone(weak bone), the other bone cancer (multiple myeloma) and could cancer metastasize from other place(kidney , lung , breast)good luck thank you. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting progeria?

What are the chances of getting progeria?

1 in 4 million: For parents who have never has a child with progeria. It is a "sporadic autosomal dominant" mutation-sporadic because it is a new change in that family-dominant since only 1 copy of the gene needs to be change in order to have the syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting peyronie's disease?

What are the chances of getting peyronie's disease?

Unlikely: Unless you sustain penile damage which can occur most commonly when you are lying on your back during sex & your partner is on top. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a back strain being permanent?

What are the chances of a back strain being permanent?

BACK STRAIN NO 4ever: A back strain is just that: a tear in the back musculature due to acute injury. Fortunately muscle strains usually heal very well without any complication. All that is required is rest, ice and/or heat (30 min. On/30 min. Off), back stretches, back excercises, tens unit, physical therapy or chiropractic care. There is a low chance of permanent problem otherwise we all would have 'back issues'. ...Read more