Fever And Loss Of Consciousness After Experiencing A Urinary Tract Infection?
Good morning doctor. R nMy mother’s doctor from Saturday I took her to the hospital because she vomited a black discharge, the result of the hemethesis doctor. Then do a urine test u0026amp; declared infection in the urine. which causes fever. Previously my mother had a history of stroke u0026amp; weak right. I want to ask if the infection can cause fever u0026amp; until it can’t respond to the surroundings, okay doctor, until it looks like someone is unconscious. X-rays show lung infection. So, is it related to hemetemesis u0026amp; urinary infection causing the fever. Thank you doctor.
Hi Betty Lucia .. Thank you for the adjustment.
Decreased awareness is a condition in which the patient experiences a decreased response and is unable to recognize the environment, people, and time. The levels of decreased consciousness are:
Disorientation confusion - where the patient cannot recognize people around him, does not know the current time, and does not know the place where the patient is. Delirium Lethargi Stupor Coma To assess the level of awareness the doctor can use a scale called the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) which is an assessment of the patient's ability to open his eyes, speak, and move the patient. Unconsciousness can occur in patients with: stroke, infection, lung disease, kidney failure, liver failure, blood pressure too high or too low, blood sugar that is too high or too low. So, to find out the exact cause of the loss of consciousness in your mother, a physical examination is required along with a complete lab check, ECG / heart record, CT scan, or MRI.
Meanwhile, fever generally occurs when there is an infection in the body, whether it's a respiratory tract infection, skin infection, urinary tract infection, or infection in other organs. Urinary tract infection (UTI) is caused by a bacterial infection and is accompanied by symptoms such as fever, pain when urinating, BAK feels incomplete, lower abdominal pain, and nausea. Meanwhile, infection in the lungs (such as pneumonia) can also cause fever, besides that coughs, shortness of breath, the body looks weak.
It is better if further examination and follow-up care for your mother, especially if there is a history of stroke, so it is also necessary to look for the cause of decreased awareness whether it was due to a second stroke attack or due to other causes.
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