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Fever and skin lesions after an abortion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi who can help me with a staph infection question?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   i smoke weed on occasion, will i be drug tested i am 100% sure i have a staph infection. multiple spots on legs and hip'
User :   i need to see a doctor but am scared ill be drug tested.
Doctor :   for the infection detection, you wil not be tested for drug levels in body
Doctor :   the staph infection will be tested from the lesions that you have got.
User :   lesions?
Doctor :   to see which organism is really responsible for it
User :   will that reveal drug use?
Doctor :   by lesions i mean "multiple spots on legs and hip''
User :   oh ok
User :   so im safe to go to the doctor?
Doctor :   testing blood levels of common drugs with abuse potential wil reveal it
User :   if i have a fever is that because of the infection?
User :   testing blood levels, do they normally do that?
Doctor :   fever indicates infection
User :   i just got surgery 3 weeks ago, can that have caused this?
Doctor :   blood level testing for drugs they do it on suspicion and after taking your consent
User :   you have to give consent to it though correct?
Doctor :   other tests to detect infection that might be done on your blood wil not detect any drug use
User :   do they have to inform me if they do test for drugs?
Doctor :   unless a specific blood levels are testd for particulat drug.
Doctor :   yes they have to inform you before sending sample for testing
Doctor :   have you followed what i have said?
User :   yes i believe so.
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   could this have come from my surgery i just had?
Doctor :   what surgery was perfomed?
User :   i had an abortion
Doctor :   surgical woulds when not healing well/or infected, can cause fever
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   was the uterus cleaned? what was the gestational age at the time of abortion?
User :   which i was given antibiotics for and took them all because i didnt want infections to occure
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   if the uterus is not completely empty of the products of conception, they might trigger start of infection and fever
User :   well i was put under for it so i couldnt tell you if it was cleaned or not... im sure it was it seemed as if this location was very orderly and kept clean... and i was 16 weeks.
User :   but about the staph?
Doctor :   an ultrasound done after the abortion, will confirm whether uterus is completely empty or not
User :   is that caused from this type of situation?
Doctor :   yes, staph infection can be a possibility from such hospital procedures
User :   alright well i guess im off to see a doctor.
Doctor :   i recommend you to report back to your doctor
User :   thank you, now i have one more question
User :   how serious could this get??
Doctor :   a vaginal swab test would be required to test for possible infection
Doctor :   and the cause for it
User :   do i have until monday to wait or should i go right away?
Doctor :   if not taken care of it earlier, then the infection could get serious.
Doctor :   waiting until monday would not be advisable if you are having fever
User :   ok
User :   thank you, ill see one tomorrow.
Doctor :   as fever indicates active infection
User :   thank you for you help.
Doctor :   and if you are having fever
User :   yes
Doctor :   then you should report to your treating doctor immediately
Doctor :   have you followed what I said?
User :   ok thank you.
User :   yes completely.
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   no not at this timel.
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User :   ok will do
User :   how do i end this??
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User :   thanks i will
Doctor :   I will close it . do not worry.
User :   bye
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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