Blood Infections

Sepsis Symptoms:

Because it can begin in different parts of your body, sepsis can have many different symptoms. The first signs may include rapid breathing and confusion. Other common symptoms include:

  • Fever and chills
  • Very low body temperature
  • Peeing less than usual
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Blotchy or discolored skin
  • Sweating or clammy skin
  • Severe pain
(Blood Infections) Sepsis Diagnosis

Your doctor will do a physical exam and run tests to look for things like:

  • Bacteria in your blood or other body fluids
  • Signs of infection on an X-ray, CT scan, or ultrasound
  • A high or low white blood cell count
  • A low number of platelets in your blood
  • Low blood pressure
  • Too much acid in your blood (acidosis)
  • A lack of oxygen in your blood
  • Problems with how your blood clots
  • Uneven levels of electrolytes
  • Kidney or liver problems