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How does pneumothorax happen for no reason?

How does pneumothorax happen for no reason?

Happens for a reason: Adolescents & young adults have "spontaneous" pneumothorax more frequently than other folks. The lung tissue usually has a minor congenital defect called a "bleb, " that bursts leading to a leak of air outside the lung - pneumothorax ensues. These folks are usually tall & lean. Of course, trauma can lead to pneumothorax, as can certain illnesses, particularly, marfan's syndrome. ...Read more

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How long does it take for smoking to cause blood clot or heart disease atherscherosis or sometimes it does not always happen. are there tests?

How long does it take for smoking to cause blood clot or heart disease atherscherosis or sometimes it does not always happen.  are there tests?

Smoking: Smoking has effects on the heart and lungs. It is associated with atherosclerosis by direct oxygen effect and by causing blood vessel damage. It takes about 5 years for people to get back to normal risk after quitting smoking. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hiatal hernias to become serious? Do any particular symptoms show when this happens?

How long does it take for hiatal hernias to become serious? Do any particular symptoms show when this happens?

Hiatal hernia: Hiatal hernias do not go away with time. They either stay the same in size or get larger. You only need surgery if you have gerd/ heartburn that isn't controlled with medication. Also, if you have barrett's esophagus, that is an indication for surgery as well since that is a precancerous condition. ...Read more

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I'm getting bruises for no reason what does that mean?

I'm getting bruises for no reason what does that mean?

Bruises: Iif you are getting bruises for no reason, check with your doctor for a complete blood count. The most frequent cause of bruises is due to incidental trauma. ...Read more

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How long does it take for your body to fully recover after having sepsis, and is there any long term complications to worry about?

How long does it take for your body to fully recover after having sepsis, and is there any long term complications to worry about?

It's highly variable: It depends on how severe the course was and what organs were affected. If you had multiple organ insults like kidney failure, heart failure, it can take a long time to recover. The recovery may not be complete. Some are left with residual heart or kidney damage. Others recover completely with no long term effects. Too variable to say. ...Read more

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Is ovulating for too long bad? even if there is no pain whatsoever? what causes a woman to ovulate for a long period of time? Let's say 2 weeks.

Is ovulating for too long bad? even if there is no pain whatsoever? what causes a woman to ovulate for a long period of time? Let's say 2 weeks.

Doesn't happen: The process leading to ovulation lasts two weeks but ovulation itself does not. 48 hours is about all it takes for an egg to "explode" out of the dominant follicle. ...Read more

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Why & how does PCOS happen? What is the cause of it? How to cure it if possible? Is it dangerous? Does it cause cancer or any other disease?

Why & how does PCOS happen? What is the cause of it? How to cure it if possible? Is it dangerous? Does it cause cancer or any other disease?

See Below...: PCOS is caused by higher insulin levels and is frequently related to elevated weight. It can be treated in many cases by normalizing body weight. There are hormones related to insulin that prevent the ovary from processing hormones correctly. This causes cysts to form on the ovary and increases male hormone concentration. It doesn't cause cancer but can lead to diabetes and heart disease. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from chronic TE when the underlying cause is cured? How long till you notice anything?

How long does it take to recover from chronic TE when the underlying cause is cured? How long till you notice anything?

See below: A concussion is also called a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Most of the symptoms appear do to a temporary dysfunction of the brain rather than a structural change. Although now it's recognized that some structural changes can take place. Most recover quickly or over several months. Repeated concussions can lead to Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy which is a progressive disease and is incurable . ...Read more

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Hi there does male thrush make it painful to pass urine & how long does that last?

Hi there does male thrush make it painful to pass urine & how long does that last?

Within 2-3 days: Although you don't say it in your question, the conditions in your profile (balanitis, clotrimazole) suggest you have been diagnosed with candida (yeast, thrush) under your foreskin. It should improve within 2-3 days of starting clotrimazole. If it is taking longer, recheck with your doctor. Or consider your local NHS genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic for guaranteed expert care. ...Read more

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How long does it take for symptoms of air embolism to show?

How long does it take for symptoms of air embolism to show?

Why do you ask?: If you think that you are having symptoms caused by air embolism, please provide more information, such as how you feel, why you think its air embolism, and how the air is able to enter the blood vessels. ...Read more

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I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

About Six Weeks: Hematomas are quite common after surgery.It is just collection of blood which gets clotted after the surgery and with time liquefies and gets absorped in the blood stream. Most hematomas do not require any treatment and resolve by itself.But sometime if they are large and pressing on some organ/ structure or it gets infected,then it has to be drained and treated appropriately.Discuss with Surgeon ...Read more

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After head injury how long does it take before you can be sure there is no blood clot in the brain?

After head injury how long does it take before you can be sure there is no blood clot in the brain?

Depends: This depends on the mechanism of injury and age of the patient. Majority of head injuries lead to bleeding immediately after impact, due to disruption of blood vessels in the tissues. If an initial ct does not show any bleeding, risks are relatively low to have a delayed bleeding. ...Read more

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IUD expired and I have no insurance. Is there long term consequences if I'm unable to get it out?

IUD expired and I have no insurance. Is there long term consequences if I'm unable to get it out?

IUD should come out: could cause problems if it stays inside you, please call your gyn and other gyns to get a best self pay price for removal or call your county health clinic or planned parenthood as those 2 places would charge less ...Read more

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Why does HGH cause prostrate cancer, and if it does cause it, how long does it take to inact?

Why does HGH cause prostrate cancer, and if it does cause it, how long does it take to inact?

No reason 2 think so: The "science" is extremely soft, a couple late-1990s statistical relationships. People who make huge amounts of growth hormone (acromegalics / giants) have a somewhat higher risk for all cancers. If you are considering hgh as part of a muscle building scheme, don't waste your money but spend extra time exercising instead. ...Read more

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If stress can cause pre term birth, how does it happen?What exactly triggers it?

If stress can cause pre term birth, how does it happen?What exactly triggers it?

Stress: A Marker: No one really knows for sure whether or not stress really causes preterm birth. Stress can be defined in so many ways and people handle stress differently. Stress can be a function of your environment which may also cause ptb. For example, someone poor who lives in a high crime area experiences more "daily stress" but this population may have more infections/malnutrition which may also cause ptb. ...Read more

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How long does it take after someone has a heart attack to know whether they will survive or not?

How long does it take after someone has a heart attack to know whether they will survive or not?

Varies: If you survive immediate sudden death, prognosis can be determined within 24 hours for uncomplicated heart attacks especially if you receive rapid, advanced cardiac care. For large heart attacks with major complications it can take days to weeks. ...Read more

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Anxiety after hysterectomy. Is there anything i can do or take for this?

Anxiety after hysterectomy. Is there anything i can do or take for this?

Maybe, not likely: Many treatments help anxiety: lifestyle changes, cognitive-behavioral therapy & perhaps medication are great first steps. Your doctor can help you monitor changes in symptoms while you target the anxiety. Symptom checklists help measure the response to treatments. If the anxiety relates to fears about future or views of yourself (life without future children), referral for therapy will be key. ...Read more

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What exactly is the shot, used for contraception? How does it work? How long does it last? Are there any side effects? Can anyone use it?

What exactly is the shot, used for contraception? How does it work? How long does it last? Are there any side effects? Can anyone use it?

Depo (hormone): The contraception shot is known as depo-provera or dmpa. It is a hormone similar to one made by the body called progesterone. It works primarily by preventing ovulation, the release of an egg from the ovary. One shot lasts for 3 months. Possible side effects: changes in menstruation, weight gain, and headache. Depo is not right for everyone - discuss with your dr. If this is a good choice for you. ...Read more