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how long does vertigo usually last

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
It can vary: Depending on the cause it can last anywhere from seconds to hours, weeks or years. Each cause has its own time period. If you are concerned about a pa ... Read More
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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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on disease: The length of vertigo helps us decide the cause. If it's 10 to 30 seconds, it may be bppv. If 20 minutes to hours, it could be meniere's disease. I ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Baek
21 years experience Neurology
Depends on cause: The duration of vertigo depends on the cause. Vertigo means spinning classically but could be just a sense of imblance. Can also occur with ear fullne ... 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 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 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 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
Varies: Most cases get better in a few weeks, often sooner.
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 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
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 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 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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Spotting: Variable as it can be from birth control pills/devices/ shots, variation, from impending miscarriage ,ectopic. Follow up with doc
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Migrains: Depends on the type and cause of the migraines. Migraines can last for several hours to several days. Migraine sufferers should have a thorough eval ... Read More
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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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 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 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 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 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Can improve: Cellulitis can last forever and can worsen with aging or weight gain. Weight loss thru diet and exercise can help reduce the appearance of cellulite p ... Read More

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