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Colonoscopy ordered for mom after bout of food poisoning. Testing was neg for infection but trace blood. Feeling ok now. Why not observe or have vc?

Colonoscopy ordered for mom after bout of food poisoning. Testing was neg for infection but trace blood. Feeling ok now. Why not observe or have vc?

Family history: If your mom is 50 and above, she needs a colonoscopy anyways. But considering fh of colon ca and some blood in stool, its very appropriate for her to have colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more


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How can I get tested for lead poisoning?

How can I get tested for lead poisoning?

Blood tests: Blood lead levels are available through many labs. Xrays of the long bones may may reveal past lead exposure with characteristic lead lines. ...Read more

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What can I do so my son is tested for lead poisoning?

What can I do so my son is tested for lead poisoning?

Blood test: See your provider and tell them of your concern. A blood test can usually answer this question. ...Read more

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How can my son be tested for lead poisoning in india?

Testing: The normal screening done in this country usually just looks at the hemoglobin level, since it is suppressed by lead poisoning. This is an indirect test and available anywhere they have health care services. A serum lead test is more specific for lead exposure and also readily available through most labs. ...Read more

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If you are being tested for food poisoning - how long does it take for the tests to be done?

If you are being tested for food poisoning - how long does it take for the tests to be done?

Generally 1-2 days: Some of the tests can be done quickly such as assays for toxins or antigens. But many cases are caused by ingestion of bacteria and those have to grow in a culture to be identified. ...Read more

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Are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning?

Well visit: This should be done routinely at their 12m and/or 2 yo visit. ...Read more

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Are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning anymore?

Are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning anymore?

Yes: Lead testing is a routine part of well child follow ups by pediatricians and family practioners. ...Read more

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Do you know are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning?

Do you know are parents having their children tested for lead poisoning?

Confusing question: Screening tests that indirectly assess lead exposure are part of routine health care for infants. Direct testing for lead is required by medicaid in infants and toddlers. When or if parents are actually taking their kids in for these visits varies within various cultural or family situations. Low level exposure seldom produces clinical symptoms, high level exposure will produce symptoms. ...Read more

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Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for food poisoning, got yeast infection treated twice with flucunazole went away, went to dr tested for BV and yeast. Got the meds. Help!!

Took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for food poisoning, got yeast infection treated twice with flucunazole went away, went to dr tested for BV and yeast. Got the meds. Help!!

Persistence required: The balance of bacteria in your vagina has been disrupted and it may take a while to recover. Keep treating the infections when they flare up and over time things should improve. Probiotics may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to get my 1 year to get tested for lead poisioning? Our home was built in 1900 but has been repainted various times recently.

Is it necessary to get my 1 year to get tested for lead poisioning? Our home was built in 1900 but has been repainted various times recently.

Yes: The aap does recommend lead testing for 1 yr olds- even if the home has been repainted old paint may still chip from the windows and walls. There are also other sources of lead in the environment. Better to have a simple blood test then miss a dangerous poisoning! ...Read more

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What is the effect of co poisoning on ventilation?

What is the effect of co poisoning on ventilation?

Goes the other way: Ventilation prevents build up of carbon monoxide.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/co/faqs. Htm ...Read more

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Organopharous poisoning management?

Organopharous poisoning management?

Organophosphate: This causes a build up of acetylcholine due to enzyme inhibition. Symptoms may be mild eg. Gi to severe such as come, respiratory arrest etc... So treatment needs to be done in a hospital. An evlauation needs to be done first. - effects are independent of exposure amount. Atropine and pralidoxime are used for treatment along with supportive care. ...Read more

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What are some foods poisoning symptoms?

What are some foods poisoning symptoms?

Variable: Food poisoning may be due to chemicals, biological toxins, and live mico-organisms. The common symptoms are nausea, vomiting diarrhoea but there are many variations. See this site for more info.
http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/understanding-food-poisoning-symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of scorpion poisoning?

Variable: Symptoms from scorpion stings can be quite variable: there can be pain or numbness at the bite site. Heart rate and& respiratory rate may increase along with ^ blood pressure, weakness & twitching of muscles. In the United States the scorpion that is likely to cause the most problems is called the bark scorpion. In some areas of the world scorpion stings may be lethal. ...Read more

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I need to know what will happen of tablet poisoning?

Question unclear: Sorry, this question makes no sense. You would need to let us know what the tablet was. Poison comes in all shapes and sizes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and complications from having constant chemical poisoning for years all through childhood?

What are the symptoms and complications from having constant chemical poisoning for years all through childhood?

Vague: Please forgive my frankness. We're all around unwholesome stuff, but there's a cult diagnosis of "chemical poisoning"; people have a variety of nonspecific symptoms and do not look for other explanations. -- which does these unfortunates a disservice. Usually another cause can be found, anything from porphyria to fibromyalgia to endocrine disease to the emotional sequelae of child abuse. Be wise. ...Read more

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What's the possibly of getting chemical poisoning from touching a dry apron a chemical splashed on and then eating?

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Depends: That depends on the chemical. Read the product label to see what you should do in case of exposure, or call poison control 1-800-222-1222 ...Read more

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Who are specialists in poisoning?

Who are specialists in poisoning?

Toxicologists: Physicians with specialty training in dealing with poisonings are toxicologists. However many physicians, internists, ER docs, pediatricians, family practice, are quite comfortable dealing with many of these issues also. ...Read more

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What is strychnine poisoning like?

What is strychnine poisoning like?

Awful!: ~ 20 minutes after a toxic dose, the body's muscles begin to twitch and spasm, leading to nearly continuous convulsions and then increased body temperature and muscle breakdown. People die after 2-3 hours from eventual paralysis of breathing or exhaustion from continuous convulsions. ...Read more

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Pyaemia is the poisoning of what organ?

Pyaemia is the poisoning of what organ?

The blood: The term refers to the presence in the blood of microorganisms which cause multiple abscesses through the body. The most common cause would be staphylococcus aureus. ...Read more

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What are the signs of naphtha poisoning?

MSDS: Please see the MSDS at this site: http://www. Collectioncare. Org/MSDS/naphthamsds. Pdf Look under "potential health effects". ...Read more

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What are the signs of radioactive poisoning?

What are the signs of radioactive poisoning?

Depends on exposure: If you are seriously exposed, the symptoms will appear within a week and include dizziness, disorientation, weakness, fatigue, hair loss, bloody vomit and stools, poor wound healing, and low-blood pressure. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as aspartame poisoning?

Is there such thing as aspartame poisoning?

Apartame.: Not to general population. But contains phenylalanine a Amino Acid that's very toxic to some one with phenylketonuria. A condition all are tested for at birth in United States. ...Read more

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Car started in garage with garage door only open a couple feet. Was on for 5 or so minutes before driven. 2 hours later feel ok. Risk or co poisoning?

Car started in garage with garage door only open a couple feet. Was on for 5 or so minutes before driven. 2 hours later feel ok. Risk or co poisoning?

Unlikely: Usually need more exposure to do sig harm....if you remain fine as you are now, I wouldn't be that concerned, but if you start to fel worse, then see your doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for poisoning?

ER: Usually, an er doctor will be the first to evaluate and initiate treatment. Then, depending on the substance overdosed and the treatment necessary, the patient will then be admitted, if needed, to the appropriate doctor to provide the care necessary. ...Read more

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How do you get lead poisoning?

Many possibilities.: Lead was used as an additive to paints used in home building years ago & the inhalation of paint dust during renovations, or kids chewing on cribs painted with lead paint provided some. Exposure to clothes of someone working in around lead (battery reclamation) or that from lead paint on decorative dishes were also common. Removal of lead from many of these products has reduced public risk. ...Read more

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How can you get lead poisoning?

Lead in environment: Sources of lead include old paint (babies chewing on windowsills); soil near a highway; pottery with lead based glaze (usually imported); and some toys have been found to have lead based paint (again- imported. Lead based paint is no longer used in the US. ...Read more

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How can I treat lead poisoning?

Not a matter for: Self treatment. Lead poisoning may require chelation therapy, please consult your doctor. For more information on prevention, symptoms etc see this site.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002473.htm. ...Read more