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How Long Can A Infection In Your Gi Track Last
Depends: As long as the infection stays present. Some cases it will improve spontaneously in others it may require antibiotics and further care. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Not likely: Generally viruses which cause intestinal symptoms (usually in the form of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea), are acute illnesses with onset of disease within 24 hours of acquiring the virus. It is conceivable that you are a viral carrier of some sort which gets activated to produce disease because of some diminished immune response, but this is unlikely. ...Read more
From the time of infection, how long can trichomoniasis last in a man? Can it last up to six months?
Untreated -> forever: 10% of men tested for STD are positive for trichomonas. Infections can be symptom free for a long time & can certainly remain for years if untreated. Unlike Chlamydia, Gonorrhea or Syphilis does not have to be reported to public health officials by physicians or clinics. Easy to treat & cure. Reinfection common in men & women who have multiple sexual partners. Then get tested after unprotected sex ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on medicine: Different antibiotics have different 'half-lives' or time they will stay in the body. A good clue to that is 'how many times per day' the doc recommended it. For example, if it's twice a day - probably after 12 hours a good amount of it is gone. If you have a rash now that could be from the antibiotics - as in an allergy, and some antibiotics are more 'known' for this than others. Recc call ur doc ...Read more
How long on average does it take an untreated UTI to travel to the kindneys? Once in the kidneys how long before sepsis occurs?
I have symptoms of a minor bladder infection. How long does it take for a UTI to spread to the kidneys?
Won't spread if u: Get proper treatment, call your gyn or regular doc to get started on antibiotics asap or go to an urgent visit center. ...Read more
Question unclear: Not certain what you are asking. If it is how long after infecting you will acute symptoms occur this will happen quickly, often within hours after acquisition of infection, but can be very variable. ...Read more
Variable.: When you are able to notice improvements from probiotics is quite variable. If a person has a significantly compromised immune system then some benefits may be apparent within several days. If our immune system is strong and we are basically quite healthy – the changes may not be as immediate or obvious. ...Read more
How long would the normal stomach flu take to develop in your system and start showing symptoms.?
How long can a urinary tract infection be left untreated before it will become dangerous? This is for a friend who won't see the doctor, and I worry.
Depends: Infection in the urinary bladder alone may not become dangerous even if left untreated. There is always a risk that infection could spread to the kidneys. If kidneys are infected, then it can become dangerous in a matter of hours or days, if there is obstruction to urine flow and the patient is diabetic. It is best to get treatment at the earliest. ...Read more
If you have a yeast infection and allow it to go untreated for a long period of time, will it cause damage?
How long would a person need to have a urinary tract infection before the infection spread to their blood stream?
varies: That's a tough question to answer because everyone is different. An untreated UTI can ascend the ureters and involved the kidneys (pyelonephritis). This untreated can lead to sepsis (infection spread into blood). Timing can depend on many things such as anatomy, organisms involved as well as time that antibiotics are initiated. ...Read more
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