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is polycythemia something that will go away on its own eventually

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience Neonatology
It depends: If polycythemia occurs in a newborn, either as the result of maternal diabetes, placental insufficiency, or maternal-fetal transfusion at delivery (e. ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Unfortunately, no.: This disease cannot be cured at this time, but must be treated by treating symptoms. Phlebotomy is the major treatment done.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cummings
38 years experience Neonatology
Perhaps: Polycythemia means that there are more than the usual number of red blood cells in the circulation. A newborn may be polycythemic for many reasons, th ... Read More
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Dr. John Weeks
44 years experience Family Medicine
Find cause: Polycythemia refers to having too many red blood cells. This can be caused by conditions that decrease the oxygen in the blood (like smoking), congeni ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the severity of the BV and what bacteria is causing it, etc. Most BV if caused by bacteria your body does not fight off (rare) will nee ... Read More
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Dr. Melissa Arca
Specializes in Pediatrics
Usually goes away: Normal newborn jitteriness which is characterized by trembling with crying, usually goes away on its own by 1-2 months of age. Jitteriness that cannot ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Nordine
19 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Transient tachypnea of the newborn (ttn) is, by definition, a transient condition that will get better with time. Typically, it is fully resolved with ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Commonly: Usually it will go away but if it persists and causes pain or alteration in function, then see your doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Swimmers ear: That is an infection that requires antibiotic ear drops
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert WorthingtonKirsch
34 years experience Phlebology
Partially: Spontaneous infarction of fibroids is common, and may result in decrease in the size of the fibroid and/or decrease in fibroid-related symptoms.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Both: Airspace disease ( a radiologic diagnosis ) is when something such as blood / pus / protein or water ends up in the place where air should be. Resolu ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: The visable location of an HPV lesion is not the only tissue that may shed virus. Most will clear visible lesions over time, but the germ may still re ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
If you do warm: compresses long enough, often enough when it's not enlarged to a point of needing surgical drainage, you can reverse it. Overall, it means you have a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Berg
28 years experience Sports Medicine
Effusion: Unclear. Fluid on the knee (effusion) can come from a number of causes and some times it will go away without treatment other times it won't. The mos ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Splinters: Usually remove it a soon as possible, if it stays in too long the skin grows over it and it is harder to remove ( only rarely does it get extruded).D ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Go away on its own: Vast majority of people are able to eliminate hpv infection on their own without need for any intervention. It stays in the cells in small number of ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Maybe: Sometimes adjustment disorders go into remission and sometimes they need professional help. There is no way to predict this.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Usually not: If it is a true infection, it usually does not go away on its own without antibiotic treatment. Untreated infections can be serious, so do not ignore ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: 60% of bacterial ear infections will resolve without antibiotics.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Most cases of viral hepatitis resolve on their own however, in adults 5-10% of cases of hepatitis b may persist and perhaps 85% of recognized cases of ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cyst: Once a cyst pops it doesnt always go away.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
26 years experience Addiction Medicine
A while: If it has been adequately treated with antibiotics, it should show progressive improvement, and likely resolve by 2 weeks, depending on severity and t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Swapna Vaidya
16 years experience Psychiatry
Psychosis : Psychosis is a symptom of conditions with different etiologies - while commonly schizophrenia is associated with psychosis - certain conditions such a ... Read More

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