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Doctor insights on: How Long Before It Is A Remission

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How long will a flare last? How long will remission last? 

How long will a flare last? How long will remission last? 

Flare and remission: Please revise your question to include the disease you are referring to in your question. That is crucial information to have to provide you with a meaningful answer. ...Read more

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Remission (Definition)

This is related to act of remitting.A condition or period n which something is remitted.It is not a cure. Complete remission means that there is no sign or symptoms of the condition like cancer or another condition partial remission means some ...Read more


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Can my child out grow jra? I read she can and also read she can't they jra is a life long condition but can have remission and flares

Can my child out grow jra? I read she can and also read she can't they jra is a life long condition but can have remission and flares

Can outgrow: Many children will see their jra resolve by the late teens or early twenties. This is especially true of the pauciarticular form (4 or less joints involved). The polyarticular form (greater than 4 joints involved) also can frequently resolve, although not as frequently as the milder form. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the difference between cancer going into remission and it no longer existing?

Help please? What is the difference between cancer going into remission and it no longer existing?

Can be tricky: A cancer is in complete remission when it's not detectable by physical exam, labs, or scans. In some cases, the cancer is gone for good (cured). In other cases, it's still present in microscopic form and thus undetectable. Those are the ones that "come back" months or years later. They don't come back, they were never gone. Only time can sometimes help tell one from the other. ...Read more

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Is it possible to make a 100% recovery of post-viral gastroparesis without remission? I am aware it may never go away and will atleast last very long.

Is it possible to make a 100% recovery of post-viral gastroparesis without remission? I am aware it may never go away and will atleast last very long.

Great possibility: You should seek out an integrative doctor who is knowledgeable about functional medicine to help you with repairing your gut and improving your overall recovery. ...Read more

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Does schizoaffective have longer periods of remission than schizophrenia?

No: Schizoaffective (sa)disorder is a combination of schizophrenia (s) and mood disorder (md)(bipolar, depressed, or manic). S and sa are chronic and progressive with fluctuating symtoms, but no full remission. Md are episodic with complete remission between episodes. ...Read more

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How long after being in remission with leukemia are you be considered cancer free?

How long after being in remission with leukemia are you be considered cancer free?

Difficult question: Part of this depends on the type of leukemia: acute or chronic. The standard thought is 5 years for acute leukemia. However, the risk of relapse is significantly high in the first 2 years, so every year after this reduces the risk of recurrence significantly if you are followed closely by your oncologist. ...Read more

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How long after remission with treatment for hep c do I need to keep getting tested?

How long after remission with treatment for hep c do I need to keep getting tested?

Post Hep C Rx: Check your viral load every 3 months for the first year after treatment. If it remains undetectable, you have a 99% chance of being cured. After the first year, you should be checked annually. ...Read more

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If lupus went into remission & i no longer needed methotrexate, would it likely cause leukopenia or not?

If lupus went into remission & i no longer needed methotrexate, would it likely cause leukopenia or not?

Lupus can cause leukopenia: Lupus can cause leukopenia. Methotrexate can cause leukopenia. So the reason you might have it depends on the rest of the manifestations of your lupus. Other reasons besides Methotrexate lupus can also cause leukopenia. Thus your evaluation would try to clarify all of this. ...Read more

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How long should I take wellbutrin/zyban for depression once remission has been achieved?

How long should I take wellbutrin/zyban for depression once remission has been achieved?

It depends...: The conventional wisdom is for a patient with a first depressive episode, treatment should last for 6-9 months once remission is achieved because it reduces the risk of recurrence. However, if a patient has significant ongoing or anticipated stress (move, job change, etc.) or has a history of multiple depressive episodes, a physician may recommend the patient remain on medication for longer. ...Read more

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If IRE ( nano knife )is done for colon cancer mets, can person get long term remission ?

If IRE ( nano knife )is done for colon cancer mets, can person get long term remission ?

Palliation possible: IRE ( irreversibleelectroportation ) a minimally invasive procedure , soft tissue tumor cells are killed by electrical thermal energy , sparing close by vital structures like blood vessels Fair remission is possible by reducing tumor load on host , preventing pressure on vital organs etc ...Read more

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Is long-term remission more likely for Accutane patients with milder acne? (assuming the same cumulative dose is taken)

Is long-term remission more likely for Accutane patients with milder acne? (assuming the same cumulative dose is taken)

Not necessarily: What we have found with meds is your genetic make up affects the way it works. I have had many patients clear permanently after one course. Women tend to have more resistant acne. ...Read more

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Is long-term remission from Accutane more likely on patients with milder acne as opposed to severe acne? (assuming the same cumulative dose is taken)

One moment....: Accutane is best reserved for severe / deep / cystic acne, as it's unpleasant and there are some risks. I usually see good results with systemic antibiotics & topical therapy for the milder stuff. However, it's extremely effective, and a long-term remission is the rule. Being a teen / young adult is rough enough without acne, and i believe it's well worth as many courses as you actually need. ...Read more

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If lupus went into remission & person no longer needed methotrexate, would methotrexate likely cause leukopenia (in someone with normal higher wbc)?

If lupus went into remission & person no longer needed methotrexate, would methotrexate likely cause leukopenia (in someone with normal higher wbc)?

see details: The question does not make sense. Leukopenia is a side effect of Methotrexate but is commonly seen in lupus patients who never receive this medication. It can persist even when the disease is otherwise quiet. ...Read more

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I'm hallucinating the smell of smoke. I've had MS for 24 years, but my MS neurologist says this isn't an MS symptom. I had 3 prolonged episodes of this smoke smelling in may-july 2010, every day for 2 weeks, then 2 weeks remission. I had an MRI for epile

I'm hallucinating the smell of smoke. I've had MS for 24 years, but my MS neurologist says this isn't an MS symptom. I had 3 prolonged episodes of this smoke smelling in may-july 2010, every day for 2 weeks, then 2 weeks remission.

I had an MRI for epile

COMPLEX ISSUE: Your symptoms are atypical for ms, but not impossible. Sounds like there was a consideration for auras associated with epilepsy, and questions of lesions in olfactory areas. However, you may be experiencing ephaptic reactions due to neuronal short circuiting associated with demyelination. Not a true seizure but aed's do help in most cases. I do think, unless you have sinus pathology, due to ms. ...Read more

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