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Septacimia caused by what???

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  • Posted By: vicki.randle494
  • February 1, 2008
  • 05:06 PM

I am a 24 female and just before xmas I got rushed into hospital with septacimia. They did blood and urine tests on me and narrowed the source of the infection as somewhere in my abdomen, due to the type of bugs that were in my blood. Infact they said that the bugs they found in my blood were from my bowel. I had no area in my abdomen that made me yelp out in pain when the doctor poked and proded me, it was alittle uncomfy in some areas around my lower back, but nothing major.

Anyway after a CT scan they found a 2cm cyst on my right kidney. Which they said was a simple cyst and I had probaly had it for years, and that it wasnt linked to the source on the infection. But the rest on the scan showed nothing, my bowel was fine, my gallbladder, my bladder ..everything was fine. I had ultrasounds MRI's to varify this and these other scans turn up showing nothing but the cyst. I continued my treatment not knowing how I managed to get the septacimia, which to me was very frightening as I don't want the doctors to have overlooked a problem that may come back as the death rate for what i had is over 50%!!

Anyway I have been having following up scans and the cyst has now grown to 4cm and is showing to be full of 'debris' and the doctors were concerned and suddenly annonced the cyst was the source of infection after all!! and wanted to do a procedure to drain it, but after looking at the position of it realised it was too risky as It could damage my lung or worse I could lose my kidney, So they decided not to do that and sent me home on low dose antibiotics to try and skrink it.

I just want to know, what anybodys opinion is on this matter, and If my cyst is growing and full of debris, Is it still a simple cyst? My head is full of questions...could it happen again? Why am I in pain with it because my GP says it shouldnt be hurting? How long does it take people to get over septacimia? I am still off work as I have no appitite, and have days were I feel sick and dizzy. I just feel so weak and Im scared that the doctors have seemed to have washed there hands of me now.

Thankyou in advance to anyone willing to reply :-)

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  • Septicemia or septic shock is usually caused by antibiotics directed towards gram - bacteria. (Which aren't FOR THE MOST PART coccos bacteria) When the antibiotics attack gram negative bacteria, they destroy the cell wallS of the bacterium, which cause all the fluids of the bacteria to leak out. These fluids are endotoxic, and that's why you get septic shock. Or you have something with a big infection burst in you and you bleed internally, causing massive amounts of infectious microorganisms to attack your whole body.
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