UFC champ has bacterial infection

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UFC champ Lesnar has bacterial infection

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BISMARCK, N.D. — UFC President Dana White said Monday that heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is recovering from a bacterial infection in his intestinal tract.

"He's in stable condition and should be released soon," UFC President Dana White said.


Asked if Lesnar was in a Bismarck hospital, White said, "I think he is," but did not want to say which hospital because he wanted to protect Lesnar's privacy.


White said he is encouraging Lesnar to check into the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., for further treatment. He also said he did not know if the 32-year-old South Dakota native will fight again.


"It depends on how serious this is," White said.


 Bismarck's St. Alexius hospital said Lesnar was not a patient there. The other hospital in the city, Medcenter One, would not confirm or deny he was there.

Lesnar, who grew up on a dairy farm in Webster, S.D., is a former wrestler at Bismarck State College. He lives in Alexandria, Minn.


Lesnar was an NCAA heavyweight wrestling champion, and later wrestled professionally with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. He failed at a bid to play for the Minnesota Vikings.


Lesnar announced last month he was withdrawing from his Nov. 21 UFC title defense match because of an unspecified illness.


White said Monday that Lesnar wanted to thank his fans for support. But he said it's tough to tell how 6-foot-3, 265-pound Lesnar is feeling.


"He's never in good spirits and he's not in good spirits now," White said.


I'm not a doctor(not yet anyway) but from what I understand, treating bacterial intestinal infections while preserving normal flora, and preventing Clostridium Difficile colitis needs to be done with care. We'll see how it goes.

MITman2k - I'm not a doctor(not yet anyway) but from what I understand, treating bacterial intestinal infections while preserving normal flora, and preventing Clostridium Difficile colitis needs to be done with care. We'll see how it goes.


I am a doctor, but far from an expert in gastroentrology (a PGY2 in Radiology). Anyway, if it's diverticulitis it's a serious condition. However, not everyone treated with antibiotics suffer from c. diff--in fact--most don't even have it as part of their normal flora (thus, won't get c.diff overgrowth with antibiotic treatment). It affects about 10% of those on antibiotics in the hospital here.

Biggest risk here is infection though--either from skin infection entering the peritoneal cavity or from anaerobic bugs that are normally harmless in your GI tract spilling out into your peritoneal cavity. Regardless of the risk, he's docs know what they're doing and the infection risk is manageable. That said, Brock is likely to be pumped up on tons of antibiotics for the foreseeable future. I don't see anyway he'll be fighting any time soon, that's for sure.

Hope he recovers well.

^Interesting, thank you for the information. Hopefully he doesn't develop/is suffering from periotinitis, that can be quite nasty from my limited understanding.

wootels,
I know A LOT is missing from the conversation but,
could u shed some light on a time frame?
When you said any time soon are you talking 2 months or a year? Ballpark it please.
Very curious.

Thanks.

Great Info guys.

 Layman's terms please?



Sounds like poop spilling outside the intestines, and getting inside his body?

Sounds a little like Crohn's disease, hopefully not. 

LOL I love this place! One minute you have 100 troll threads than the next minute two doctor's discussing in medical terms.

Nice to finally have what looks to be confirmed news. For the Docs in the house, what does him going to Mayo mean? Does that mean... shit it's really fucking bad... or does it mean... Here we've got an ass load of money and want the best care no matter what. Or a little of both.

springfield - Sounds a little like Crohn's disease, hopefully not. 

colitis

tttt

Lesnar by doctor stoppage!

"Nice to finally have what looks to be confirmed news. For the Docs in the house, what does him going to Mayo mean? Does that mean... shit it's really fucking bad... or does it mean... Here we've got an ass load of money and want the best care no matter what. Or a little of both. "

Honestly from the limited information I've heard, it could be a little of both. The Mayo clinic is one of the best hospitals in the nation, with an excellent gastroentrology program. They may want to make sure there are no additional problems with brock and want to take him to an institution of that calibur to have more confidence in a good outcome(and continuing any necessary treatment for his diagnosed conditions).

Also, it's in brock's home state, so that can make travelling easier if he needs to make recurrent visits if necessary.

Asked if Lesnar was in a Bismarck hospital, White said, "I think he is," but he did not want to say which hospital because he wanted to protect Lesnar's privacy.


Jesus i think it might be a little late for that Dana. I cannot get over how unprofessional Dana has acted through this whole ordeal. Had he just respected Brock's wishes in the first place and kept his mouth shut all this "hoopla" about what is wrong with Brock wouldn't be taking place. The guy should have kept his mouth shut until Brock released a statement and there were actual facts to report. Dana should be ashamed of himself and i would be embarrassed if he was a friend of mine and treated me and my situation the same way like he has Brock's.

Lol@ Dana going on and on about not sayin' anything and just keeps talkin' and sayin'

I'm a lung and ICU doctor but have been involved in the management of a few cases of diverticulitis throughout medical school and residency.

Most cases are treated effectively with about 2 weeks of antibiotics. Surgery is required in a minority of cases either if there's a complication such as an abscess or peritonitis or if the patient does not improve with antibiotics.

On a side note, I think that Dana's way of coming out to the media after Lesnar was hospitalized was unprofessional as hell.

sage

d mo -  ive got diverticulosis and its been about 2 years since i had an acute attack of the diverticulitis.

when it attacks its a bitch and you go to the hospital, no other way around it.  when its in remission and you just have the nasty sacks in your intestines its manageable



What do you mean "sacks"? Can you elaborate on your condition?