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Doctor insights on: When Do Tetanus Symptoms Show Up After An Injury

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When can whiplash show up after an accident?

When can whiplash show up after an accident?

Immediately to : Several days later. This is a soft tissue injury to the neck. It is primarily muscular in nature. Sometimes, neck pain can originate from a more severe degree even several weeks later when a disc can be injured initially, and then herniates over a subsequent period of time someimes just beginning as a stiffness after an accident. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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How to know when do the symptoms of hiv/aids infection show up shortly after you have been infected?

How to know when do the symptoms of hiv/aids infection show up shortly after you have been infected?

Early HIV symptoms: If one gets symptoms early in their infection with HIV it is in general like getting the flu. One has a severe fatigue. But, please remember and learn that if one has a high risk exposure the infection can be prevented. Post exposure prophylaxis (pep) can be initiated within 72 hours of exposure and the efficacy of this prevention technique can lower the risk of infection up to 2000 percent. ...Read more

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Can hives from reacting to medicine show up days after taking it or do they have to show up within hours?

Can hives from reacting to medicine show up days after taking it or do they have to show up within hours?

Sometimes: the allergic reaction involving skin is DELAYED however if previously "sensitized" (exposed to the allergen with a delayed response in the past) the reaction can not only be immediate it can involve the airways and result in a dangerous reaction (anaphylaxis) ! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Does it ever happen that a concussion simulate a stroke symptoms and show up on an x-ray?

Does it ever happen that a concussion simulate a stroke symptoms and show up on an x-ray?

Yes and no: A concussion can have some symptoms that look like a stroke. Neither concussion or stroke will show up on an x-ray. Its best to get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it likely to have MS no symptoms. Then at 40 yrs old it wakes up after car accident ? All of a sudden after accident I have it. Have MRI will show.

Is it likely to have MS no symptoms. Then at 40 yrs old it wakes up after car accident ? All of a sudden after accident I have it. Have MRI will show.

Suspicious for Lyme: Many diagnosed with MS have Lyme disease that mimics MS or aggravates it. Lyme can lie dormant in a healthy person and with the stress of an accident can suddenly become very active. MRI's of those with Lyme can look like MS. See http://tinyurl.com/ofaclgs and http://tinyurl.com/jqglavq and http://www.betterhealthguy.com/lyme/testing If you have Lyme then treating it can be very helpful. ...Read more

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If you have a head injury and are unconscious for 10 minutes, will something always show up on ct?

No: Concussions are variable in duration and nothing may show other symptoms may be delayed some major intracranial injuries may have no or minimal acute findings but be lethal (epidural hematoma). ...Read more

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Can a slow brain bleed show up days after an initial cat scanafter head injury?

Can a slow brain bleed show up days after an initial cat scanafter head injury?

Possible: Delayed expansion of hemorrhage after an initial head injury is not unusual. In addition, some may evolve a subacute to chronic blood collection (called a subdural hematoma) days to weeks after an initial injury. ...Read more

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If you get rabies and don't notice the symptoms which show up months later is it too late by then?

If you get rabies and don't notice the symptoms which show up months later is it too late by then?

Yes: Once symptoms of rabies appear, the disease has already progressed too far to be treated. Symptomatic rabies is virtually always fatal. ...Read more

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What could cause a back ache to show up four days after initial trauma?

What could cause a back ache to show up four days after initial trauma?

Need more details: Many times, the minor symptoms after trauma appear a few days after the accident. But it really depends on what happened. In minor trauma, t may be muscular aches and pains which tend to show up a day or two later. If the accident was more severe, like a car crash, back pain can be a sign of internal injuries. In this case, you should see your doctor soon to have it checked. ...Read more

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Some mornings 1minute after waking up. I get an abdominal cramp(as if you need to go to the bathroom) that resolves alone after about 30 seconds?

Some mornings 1minute after waking up. I get an abdominal cramp(as if you need to go to the bathroom) that resolves alone  after about 30 seconds?

Irritability reflex: This may be a mild manifestation of an irritability of the bowel as a responsive reflex To awakening. If you're not experiencing urgent loose bowel movements as a result and are fine the rest of the time, I wouldn't be concerned about this symptom. For further concerns consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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If someone had throat cancer would it take a 2months for systems to show up or get worse ?

If someone had throat cancer would it take a 2months for systems to show up or get worse ?

Cancer symptoms: The growth rate for different types of cancer differ widely. Some cancers are believed to be present for years before symptoms appear, while others in sensitive locations appear very early. Rapidly growing tumors in sensitive locations may appear very soon after starting. Most throat cancers are squamous cancers which grow more slowly so many months might pass before sx. ...Read more

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DX'D with arthritis of hip. sometimes very bad pain when walking/stairs, but never when jogging up to 90 minutes a day. Do I need further testing?

DX'D with arthritis of hip. sometimes very bad pain when walking/stairs, but never when jogging up to 90 minutes a day.  Do I need further testing?

Need clarification: Would need to know the particulars on the diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the hip. You may have another kind a hip problem but not arthritis. What you describe sometimes can be seen with bursitis. I would strongly suggest you get a reevaluation. ...Read more

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How long after an acute pancreatitis attack do I have to get blood tests done to confirm? Pain not as bad after 1 week, will levels be elevated still?

How long after an acute pancreatitis attack do I have to get blood tests done to confirm? Pain not as bad after 1 week, will levels be elevated still?

Multiple factors: are involved. The severity of the attack, symptoms improvement, cause of the pancreatitis such as gallstones, alcohol , medication? So it depends on these variables. ...Read more

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Swelling in foot after a fracture/ORIF- what does it mean if it continues beyond 8 weeks? Does it mean injury still present and you need to take care?

Swelling in foot after a fracture/ORIF- what does it mean if it continues beyond 8 weeks? Does it mean injury still present and you need to take care?

Varies: The fracture should just be healing up at 8 weeks, and some degree of swelling and discomfort can be " normal" up to another 6 weeks or so; particularly if your symptoms are gradually improving. If your symptoms are getting worse, that is concerning for a problem such as a delayed or nonunion and I would discuss with your surgeon. Make sure you are not doing too much as well. ...Read more

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Injuries did not heal from a car accident got worse. Have multiple symptoms and stuff go wrong. Do not know who to see for a full evaluation of injury?

Injuries did not heal from a car accident got worse. Have multiple symptoms and stuff go wrong. Do not know who to see for a full evaluation of injury?

ER or Ortho: You didn't say how long ago the accident was, but if not months, then should go to er for access to imaging and specialists that may be appropriate to care for you should any injuries be discovered that were not found initially. Otherwise, can see an orthopedist as good place to start for eval. ...Read more

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If some1 had the begining of meningitis would an infection show up in blood test please?

If some1 had the begining of meningitis would an infection show up in blood test please?

Depends on the kind: The peripheral white blood cell count can be elevated in the early stage of bacterial meningitis but the best test is analysis of cerebrospinal fluid obtained by spinal tap. ...Read more