A 27-year-old member asked:
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how long can i wait with my confusion to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
?: How old are you?
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Robert Roth
40 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not long: Intoxication is a transient form of confusion that goes away as we sober from alcohol or drugs. Any other confusion should be evaluated by a doctor to determine if it is caused by a reversible condition or part of a progressive condition such as alzheimer's disease or stroke.
Answered on May 3, 2015
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Dr. Tarek Nashawi
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Depends on factors: Why are you confused and for how long, i cannot answer this question until i get more info. Sorry.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Larry Maturani
24 years experience Hospital-based practice
24 hrs or less: I would say that even one day is too long to be confused. I would call my family doctor and get some routine blood work such as chem panel, liver panel, perhaps check the urine. As far as imaging, and depending on your age, you may want to consider a simple chest x ray, cat scan of brain or even a carotid ultrasound may be necessary. After the above, perhaps you will have a diagnosis.
Answered on Jul 8, 2015
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Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Great answer. I agree 100%
Dec 3, 2012
Dr. Tarek Nashawi
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
but i would stop all mood altering meds or alcohol before that, the fact that you know you are confused makes it less likely that you really are.
Apr 13, 2012

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