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Can Vertigo Go Away On Its Own
Yes it can: Chlamydia almost always is cleared by the immune system, without antibiotics. It takes a few months or even a year or two. In the meantime it can cause terrible damage to the reproductive system. If one partner is infected and the other has a negative test, it is possible the test missed the infection; the tests are good but not perfect. The partner with the negative test still needs treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lyme disease: Lyme disease needs to be treated . A small percentage of patients may go into remission with out treatment though rare. I am not aware of any study that evaluated what happens to such untreated lyme patients . Such untreated patients may be misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, mental illness or some forms of chronic disease. ...Read more
Can swimmer's ear infection go away on its own.? And how long will it take for it to go away on its own.
Depends: Sometimes vertigo can go away on its own but it sertainly depends on the cause of the vertigo. In the case of being paroxysmal intermittent vertigo- which is one of the more common causes it can go away on its own. Generally you need to see a doctor to determine the cause of vertigo. ...Read more
Probably not: Most STDs are cleared by the immune system over time. But not trichomonas, which usually persists even if symptoms (vaginal discharge, etc) improve. If you think you have trich, see a doctor to confirm it. Also test for chlamydia and gonorrhea. If diagnosed w/ trich, get treated with metronidazole (Flagyl®, generics) or tinidazole (Tindamax®). Your sex partner(s) also must be treated. Good luck! ...Read more
Yes and no: The primary infection will usually clear in those with a normal immune system within 2 years. However, the HPV family of virus strains is well known for hibernating in your system for decades. The cancers associated with many strains are not part of the initial infection but may show up years or decades later.Knowing you have had it can motivate you to have you pap smears done on schedule. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes : More than 90% of bronchitis episodes are viral illnesses from which one should recover from with time and antibiotics are not necessary. If the bronchitis lasts more than 3 weeks then a chest x-ray is warranted to make sure there is no pneumonia, in that case antibiotics could be tried out. Also if you have other medical problems that predispose you to bacterial lung infections..Talk to your doc ! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That depends.: Although milder post traumatic stress disorder may resolve without treatment be aware that ptsd can be like a slumbering beast that can be woken in the future by anniversary events or further trauma. For moderate to more severe ptsd - not getting help is a recipe for problems. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It may or may not: If the etiology or the cause of a medical condition is not understood its behavior remains unpredictable. I have noticed more and more cases lately of suspected gastroparesis, sometimes even diagnosed with a gastric emptying study that we struggle in treating successfully. Sometimes details get missed: supplements, OTC meds, recreational or prescribed drugs, dietary preferences, etc. ...Read more
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