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What is effacement of the right exiting nerve root?

Being pressed on: This means the nerve root is being pressed on as it exits the spine. For example, it could be pressed on by a disc or by changes in the bones or ligaments related to arthritis. However, just because a scan may show the nerve being pressed on doesn't mean it is causing symptoms. This has to be decided after speaking with and examining the patient. ...Read more

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What's the timeline for the development of a common cold?

What's the timeline for the development of a common cold?

You already know!: Colds, which are caused by viruses, range in severity from mild to severe depending on the virus and your degree of immunity. Typically, it incubates 1-3 days after exposure followed by sore throat, nasal congestion and rhinorrhea (running), sneezing, and often ends with some degree of bronchitis. (cough) . It may be as brief as 3-4 days but can stretch to 10-14. You've been there! ...Read more

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Timeline for symptoms of complications after colonoscopy?

Timeline for symptoms of complications after colonoscopy?

Within 24 hours: The risk of any complications is extremely low. So you should not worry about it. If there is any complication in your case you will have symptoms quite quickly. The 2 potential(yet very rare) complications are bleeding or perforation of the bowel. Both will produce symptoms within a matter of hours. So if you are past 24 hours (and feel OK)from the procedure, you can rest in peace! ...Read more

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What is the timeline for emphysematous changes in a smoker?

What is the timeline for emphysematous changes in a smoker?

Nicotine addiction: Despite scientific knowledge of serious health detriment, addiction to nicotine remains common! if you are a smoker, and you quit nicotine, that will be the single most important thing you can do for your long term health. Lung damage slows when you quit. ...Read more

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Can anyone provide a detailed timeline showing the development of a fetus?

Can anyone provide a detailed timeline showing the development of a fetus?

Fetal development: There are many sources of detailed information on human development. Try medline plus or widipedia for two good sources. ...Read more

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What is the progression timeline for als?

What is the  progression timeline for als?

Relatively short: Studies have suggested that this incurable and devastating condition can result in death within 3-5 yrs, and, although initially, there is weakness, muscle atrophy, and muscle flickering, later, pts develop inability to swallow and breathe, which is the eventual problem that leads to death. ...Read more

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What is the progression timeline for cirrohsis of the liver?

What is the progression timeline for cirrohsis of the liver?

Depends: Cirrhosis without any complications ( confusion called hepatic encephalopathy, bleeding from varices in the esophagus or stomach, loss of muscle mass, liver cancer, fluid retention etc) have a dufferent prognosis compared to cirrhosis with all the above complications. ...Read more

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What is effacement of the ventral thecal sac?

Basically, it means : There is slight or minimal compression externally placed onto the outer covering of the spinal cord which can be from a variety of conditions usually not leading to any neurologic findings or even symptoms. ...Read more

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What is a timeline for putting in a pacemaker?

What is a timeline for putting in a pacemaker?

Often nonurgent: The urgency of pacemaker implantation depends on the severity of the underlying slow heart rhythm it is aimed at treating. It's rare that slow heart rates are so profound as to cause dangerously low blood pressures, but obviously if that is the case it is an emergency. Many times the symptoms are mild, and one can schedule it electively within a few days to a week. ...Read more

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