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Is sepsis painful?
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Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pain with sepsis
No.

In brief: Pain with sepsis
No.
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
In brief: Can be uncomfortable
While sepsis is not classically thought of as painful by itself, patients with sepsis can require painful interventions such as central venous catheters, endotracheal intubation, and may develop painful complications such as issues with skin integrity.
Patients may experience discomfort from fluid overload and difficulty breathing. Not everyone with sepsis has pain, but it can occur.

In brief: Can be uncomfortable
While sepsis is not classically thought of as painful by itself, patients with sepsis can require painful interventions such as central venous catheters, endotracheal intubation, and may develop painful complications such as issues with skin integrity.
Patients may experience discomfort from fluid overload and difficulty breathing. Not everyone with sepsis has pain, but it can occur.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
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