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How common is it for somebody to get chest stab wound and not recover?

How common is it for somebody to get chest stab wound and not recover?

Depends: Some stab wounds to the chest don't break the subcutaneous tissue or muscle and may just need stitches. Others can hit lung only, only requiring a chest tube until the hole seals. Arteries in the chest wall can bleed into the chest cavity, but are repairable. Hits to the heart and great vessels can be rapidly fatal. For all chest penetrating trauma, rapid eval and treatment is essential. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get finger laceration?

How common is it for somebody to get finger laceration?

Common: We depend on our digits for many activities which can result in a laceration. Knives , tops of can, glass objects, rough metal edges, etc. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get head injury?

How common is it for somebody to get head injury?

Relatively uncommon: Each year in the United States: at least 1.4 million people sustain a tbi. Of these, about 50, 000 die, 235, 000 are hospitalized, and 1.1 million are treated and released from an ed. Approximately 475, 000 tbis occur among children ages 0 to 14 years. Falls are the leading cause of tbi; rates are highest for children ages 0-4 and adults ages 75 or older. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get neck trauma?

How common is it for somebody to get neck trauma?

Common: The neck supports your heavy head with flexibility and the ability to allow passage of major nerves, breathing and alimentary tubes. It is vulnerable to strain in athletic contests and especially auto accidents. Neck trauma with strain can cause local pain, referred nerve pain and muscle dysfunction. If severe you can fracture neck bones. See your orthopod for this. Avoid chiropractors. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get muscle pain?

How common is it for somebody to get muscle pain?

Very common: Muscle pain can be caused by a variety of reasons.Overexertion of a muscle group through work or exercising.Sometimes there is no obvious cause of muscle paincertain diseases, autoimmune, can cause muscle pain.Sometimes a certain nerve can be irritated and it can cause it's related muscle to be painful.-like leg muscle pain whose origin comes from a nerve at the spine. Pain is a symptom not a dx. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how a stab wound is treated and how the patient is treated after?

Can you tell me how a stab wound is treated and how the patient is treated after?

The answer: depends on a lot of variables such as location, depth, associated injuries and overall general health. Your question is too vague to answer with specifics, ...Read more

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How likely is it for broken ribs to puncture a lung? And if they do, how long does the person have before they die?

How likely is it for broken ribs to puncture a lung? And if they do, how long does the person have before they die?

2 questions: Not very likely that ribs puncture lungs when they are broken in typical situation (non-trauma). When or if they do, the person just doesn't die, air goes into the chest cavity and is usually picked up then because under the skin, will feel like sandpaper. Hours and days could go by. However, if so much air goes into chest or even heart, person could decompensate quick-minutes. ...Read more

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How common is it for a person to get pregnant if the man pulls out? Especially if he is very careful about it. How many cases do you see of that?

How common is it for a person to get pregnant if the man pulls out? Especially if he is very careful about it. How many cases do you see of that?

Pregnancy: It can be very common even with pull out method for sperms to be transferred. In the initial pre cumulative fluid there are sperms and this fluid can cause pregnancy. Use a condom or another source of birth control if you don't want to be pregnant. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

How common is it for somebody to get endocarditis?

Rare: From the perspective of the general public, it's a rare disease. Risk factors are intravenous drug abuse and poor dental hygiene. People who have developed a blood infection (septicemia) from any cause at are increased risk. People with underlying structural abnormalities of their valves or artificial valves are at higher risk. ...Read more

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What to do if i find it hard for my scars to heal and fade. Is it related if i'm anaemic?

What to do if i find it hard for my scars to heal and fade. Is it related if i'm anaemic?

Scars don't heal...: They are the result of healing and are permanent. They do, however, mature, i.e. With time. There are some treatments and procedures that may hasten their maturation and make their appearance less objectionable. A board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist would be a good place to start. I doubt that anemia has much influence on their maturation. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get a contusion?

How common is it for somebody to get a contusion?

More than we think: Contusions- bruising in the brain probably happens more often than we think. Many athletes with head injuries have suffered unknown contusions in the brain- thinking these were only concussions. The symptoms are identical and contusions are actually much more serious. Hopefully we will be more vigilant in the future while we observe head injuries more closely. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get scrotal pain?

Scrotal pain: Scrotal pain should almost always be evaluated by a doctor. The most serious cause is twisting of the blood vessel in the scrotum with extreme pain. Another common cause is infection of the epididymis (part of the testicle) with a bacterium, particularly among younger males who are sexually active or older men. Other causes include hernias, kidney stones, nerve pain, or skin inflammation. ...Read more

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Can you recover fully from Depersonalization Disorder after having it for decades? Is it possible for everyone to recover if they do the right things?

Can you recover fully from Depersonalization Disorder after having it for decades? Is it possible for everyone to recover if they do the right things?

At Last a Life: The book details successful resolution of symptoms (or at least coping) via ACT - a type of psychotherapy - and of course education. Another is A Stranger to Myself. The range of medical and emotional causes is broad. Be certain to have thorough evaluation to possibly include EEG/qEEG, sleep eval, autoimmune rule out, food sensitivities, vitamins, blood pressure and if other neuro symptoms - MRI ...Read more

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How safe is the Brazilian butt lift? Is it long lasting ? And safe for someone who might be very unhealthy ? What age do you recommend to get it done?

How safe is the Brazilian butt lift? Is it long lasting ? And safe for someone who might be very unhealthy ? What age do you recommend to get it done?

BBL is Surgery: A BBL is surgery and all surgery carries a degree of risk. If the person is "very unhealthy" they will likely not be cleared for surgery. When done correctly, fat grafts are permanent, success is highly dependent on surgical technique (surgeon) and following post-op instructions (patient). There are no real age requirements other than you should be 18 years old for elective surgery like this. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have a hemorrhoid for 2 years? How to get rid of it fast and completely forever?

Is it dangerous to have a hemorrhoid for 2 years? How to get rid of it fast and completely forever?

Resection: Hemorrhoids are varicose veins, There are external as well as internal forms which can thrombose, and even bleed. If conservative treatment including local salves and warm soaks dont work rubber banding or local surgical excision may have to be employed to eliminate them ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

How common is it for somebody to get renal trauma?

Trauma: The kidneys are located in such a way that any significant trauma to the flank (sides) or lower back can result in potential damage to the kidneys. It is not unusual for people in car accidents or contact sports to occasionally see blood in their urine following a serious impact. However, it does take a significant trauma....Not usually mild contact. ...Read more

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When a person has a left side Istemic stroke, how detrimental is it to recovery if they do not get therapy in the first month? Thank you

When a person has a left side Istemic stroke, how detrimental is it to recovery if they do not get therapy in the first month?  Thank you

Pretty bad... get PT: Studies have shown that the sooner after a stroke that you start physical therapy, the better, more, & faster you recover. Waiting a month after a stroke allows muscles to weaken & waste away, so in general, doctors recommend starting range of motion within 1 week, & intense physical therapy within about 2 weeks after a stroke. Talk to your doctor / physiatrist about your condition. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get toe swelling?

How common is it for somebody to get toe swelling?

Toe swelling: Unfortunately, the causes of a digit swelling are numerous. From infectious to traumatic to orthopedic to metabolic.The cause of the swelling needs to be determined so that appropriate treatment plan can be implemented. Swelling of a toe is not uncommon, however. ...Read more

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Hi I would honestly like to know if there's a cure for mild chronic inactive gastritis and if yes how long would it take to heal completely. ?

Hi I would honestly like to know if there's a cure for mild chronic inactive gastritis and if yes how long would it take to heal completely. ?

Start with diet: Avoiding triggering foods is a good place to start. After that, consider eating smaller meal volumes (including fluids), since a full stomach makes it worse. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get chest stab wound and not recover?

Depends: Some stab wounds to the chest don't break the subcutaneous tissue or muscle and may just need stitches. Others can hit lung only, only requiring a chest tube until the hole seals. Arteries in the chest wall can bleed into the chest cavity, but are repairable. Hits to the heart and great vessels can be rapidly fatal. For all chest penetrating trauma, rapid eval and treatment is essential. ...Read more

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