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how long does dystonia usually last

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
22 years experience Neurology
Not simple: Depends on type of dystopia, underlying disease causing dystopia. Like dystnia from carpal tunnel is likely to go away when cts is treated successfull ... Read More

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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No firm guideline: Dystonia can be the result of your medication, your genetics or activity related muscle problems. Seek a neurologist and a physiatrist opinion (with ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience Neurology
More than one type: There is more than one type of cervical dystonia as it turns out. You can read about it by doing a search for Dystonia. I've seen cervical dystonia p ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
45 years experience Family Medicine
It is temporary: The length of time this last will vary AT some usages will be effective for a month. Others will last two months and continue to be effective . You ma ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Bragg
43 years experience Family Medicine
Variable: Extremely variable depending on the cause. Vertigo is not a disease but is a symptom and than can be several causes.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
4 - 48 hours: Usually several hours to a day or two.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Kimm
15 years experience Urology
3-7 days. : Symptoms vary from day to day and from person to person. Illness usually begins 12 hours to 4 days after exposure & generally lasts for 3 - 7 days. Ch ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
1-7 days if treated: One application of medication with a repeated application in one week treats scabies. Untreated scabies can persist for months.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
47 years experience Internal Medicine
10 days: Infectious diarrhea due to viruses or bacteria usually lasts 2 to 10 days. Most cases do not need to be treated with antibiotics in healthy people. Sm ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
1-4 weeks: Anywhere from 1-4 weeks. Sometimes residual dysequilibrium for several months. Neurosensory hearing loss is almost always permanent.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Few secs to days: Depends upon cause, such as hitting "funny bone", gone within secs, or medication reaction, duration of med effect, or chronic neuropathy, indefinite ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: It varies. Can last several days up to 2 weeks
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shannon McCanna
23 years experience Neurosurgery
About six weeks: The shooting pain of sciatica down your leg can be frightening and uncomfortable but is not life-threatening. If you notice that your foot starts to d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
2-3 weeks: If the underlying cause is a viral infection, it will usually run its course in 2-3 weeks. If the cause is bacterial, it may persist until the source ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Jurewitz
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Labor: Labor is extremely variable. It can be as short as 1 hour (lucky) or as long as two days or more. These are both extremes though. For a first baby lab ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
30-60 minutes: If 'indigestion' is lasting longer than that, an explanation is warranted. And, to be frank, it depends on how you define 'indigestion' and it depends ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raja Nandyal
50 years experience Pediatrics
A week to a few mos: Essentially focusing on new born jaundice- it lasts from 1 to 2 weeks in formula fed babies. It peaks at 3 to 4 days in a term baby. In breast babies ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
90 days or 3 months: It depends on the host's immune system, interaction with other bacteria and environmental circumstances, exposure to antibiotics but generally MRSA ca ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends-age/status: Rsv related illness develops within 2-8 days of exposure & may result in minor infection localized to the nose & upper airway or cause significant pro ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
At a time?: Episodes can last seconds to hours, depending on cause and level of inflammation, diet, position. Antacid may give relief within minutes. If underlyin ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
4-6 months: Depending on the particle size (ie: juvederm ultra vs. Juvederm ultraplus) and where it's injected in the face (ie: lips, nasolabial folds, under eyes ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lang
51 years experience Endocrinology
Unpredictable: Some women will have symptoms for only a few months and others will have them for 20-40 years.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Generally: it needs antibiotics to get rid of it otherwise it can become a cellulitis and spreading infection.
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