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How Large Can A Liver Get Before It Bursts
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
How fast can gallstones grow? Is it possible for them to get a lot bigger or grow to a large size within a month or two?
10-12 hours : Most laparotomy patients are up & walking after 10-12 hours. Most do well unassisted and it helps with recovery and helps prevent lung problems, blood clots, and bowel dysfunction. It may take 1-2 weeks before you can walk comfortably without pain meds & 4-6 weeks before you can walk as before without risk of injuring your surgical scar. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can a person live with a brain tumor before it is discovered? How fast do those things grow?
Does a cyst on the spleen cause people to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is large or small?
Pineal cyst: The pineal gland produces melatonin (which helps regulate sleep/wake cycles). Many pineal cysts are found incidentally. The ones that need treatment are usually the ones that cause symptoms (hydrocephalus). Some doctors would elect to follow asymptomatic cysts >10mm w/ serial imaging while others would just follow clinically. It really depends on the surgeon. ...Read more
Depends on the patie: Normal ovarian cysts get to 2cm for a good ovualtion. Patient usually doesnt have much pains with these. But you may have several cysts at once and that causes pain. Large cysts around 4 and above usually cause pains. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Depends: The course of a perforated appendix is variable and can range from the most severe and even deadly, to a relatively benign course that requires nothing more than antibiotics without surgery. The best thing to do is get checked out, a surgeon will make the best recommendations for the condition. ...Read more
How can i stop a panic attack before it occurs and if it does occur how could I get over it fast?
Get treatment: If you are having panic attacks, they may be occurring as part of panic disorder. You owe it to yourself to start a psychotherapy and your anxiety can be a focus of treatment. Depending on severity and/or treatment response there could be a role for meds also. Providing you general information about panic I think would miss the point of actually encouraging you to seek further treatment. ...Read more
Varies: Some small bowel cancers, e.g., lymphomas may cause obstruction when the size approaches the lumen diameter; others like neuroendocrine tumors are usually slow growing may cause symptoms only on producing metastases. In general tumors spend about half their life before those become clinically manifest, therefore most cancers are there for years before being detected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mucocele: If you are referring to a mucous retention cyst of a minor salivary gland within your mouth, these are persistent, can have periods of quiescence, then re-inflame. They do not "self resolve". Patients usually accidentally bite the mucocele and further traumatize it and have secondary focal fibrous hyperplasia. Best to have it evaluated, properly identified, and if indeed mucocele - excised. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It will cause cirrhosis in only about 10% of the individuals. More risk if the person also has viral hepatitis, hemochromatosis and/or nutritional deficiencies. However drinking that much will certainly damage the brain in all drinkers. For a woman drinking during pregnancy may cause brain damage to the fetus as well. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cirrhosis/basics/definition/con-20031617 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long can a ruptured testicle stay in the scrotum before dissolving or causing infection? Would it cause infection and if so how seriouse
Not ruptured: A ruptured or torsioned testicle is a medical emergency. Local changes may persist lifelong after trauma. Most men have testicular asymmetry and your changes may be just a normal variant. If any other symptoms or issues I would suggest that you bring it up at your next office visit. An ultrasound as deemed appropriate by your doc may help. ...Read more
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