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how long does it take for pressure ulcers to form

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Duration for PUs: Pressure ulcers are due to 'enough' pressure to occlude the blood pressure of the microscopic capillaries. No one is sure how long it you must occlude ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
2.5 million in USA: This is an estimate and represents the number of TREATED pressure sores. The incidence is likely to be much much higher. http://www.uptodate.com/conte ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Multifactorial: Pressure ulcers are rare, though possible in the young - as in a 10 hour back surgery. It is more common in the elderly / infirmed with issues like s ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Purtill
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Pressure relief: Pressure ulcers need relief of the pressure as the primary treatment. A moist wound environment, treatment of infection, removal of dead tissue and tr ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric O'Neill
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: Formation of a pressure ulcer can occur in as little as two hours. There are multiple other factors which can contribute to their development, such as ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Canker sores: Or mouth ulcers, usually form over a few days and can last up to 10. If any painful lesion in your mouth is lasting longer than that, you should see ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
GOOD QUESTION: Nobody knows! why would that be of interest? Try google , trivia, etc.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
PPI: Proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec will definitely help to clear it up. Healing time is generally 4-6 weeks.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Akoh-Arrey
15 years experience Pharmacology
Varies (1 - 2 hours): Depending on the formulation ingested (micronized (glynase) or conventional Glyburide (diabeta, micronase)) onset of action ranges from about 1 to 2 h ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
19 years experience General Surgery
Months to years: Gallstones form usually over years and aren't found until they cause pain or blockage of the cystic duct or common bile duct. However with fast and dr ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
15 min: The effects of the caffeine in soda should take effect within 15 minutes. Caffeine can raise blood pressure very slightly, but this should not be a pr ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Varies: It will very with depth size and nutritional status. It is important to avoid constantly staying in one position and local wound care to stimulate hea ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Bunions can form quickly if injury is involved or they may take many years depending on conditions, such as type of shoe work.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends on the cause: Can be days or weeks. See your eye doctor.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
It depends.: ... On what is causing the ulcer. Most ulcers are caused by a combination of stomach bacteria and or medications which induced ulcers, such as ibuprof ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Juno
21 years experience General Surgery
Anal fissure: weeks.: An anal fissure is a tear at the anal sphincter. Like any cut or tear in the skin this can take a few day to a few weeks. If it doesn't heal or recu ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
The deepr the longer: Pressure ulcers vary from simple abrasion of the skin to deep into muscle with exposed bone. If pressure ulcer is superficial , healing may be complet ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
It depends.: It depends on the type of ulcer. It depends on the patient, and it depends on the type of treatment.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
32 years experience General Surgery
Multiple factors: Gangrene is a rather generic description of a necrotizing infection. This mesns the bacteria are invading and killing normal tissue. The speed with ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Duration for PUs: Pressure ulcers are due to 'enough' pressure to occlude the blood pressure of the microscopic capillaries. No one is sure how long it you must occlude ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
15 years experience Family Medicine
3-4 weeks: It depends on the person's oral hygiene habits. With smokers and those who don't brush or floss it can set on within a couple of weeks. For the rest o ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Diabetic foot ulcer: Once a diabetic has underlying neuropathy, with the loss of feeling in the lower extremities, an ulcer can develop within a short time. A small, unnot ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Steele
58 years experience Psychiatry
Days: Valproate can have an some beneficial effect within a few days (and can even improve sleep the first night with an adequate dose), especially if an ad ... Read More
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