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Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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How long can bulimia go undetected by family?

Dr. K. Olson Dr. Olson
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How long can bulimia go undetected by family?

Possibly forever: Symptoms that suggest bulimia would include: rapid exit to the bathroom after ingesting meals, dental repairs like enamel erosion, vacillating weight, preoccupation with food, calories, weight, fat phobia, diet pill or laxative usage, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Bulimia (Definition)

A psychiatric disorder in which a person overeats at a single sitting (binges) and then vomits later to purge himself or herself ...Read more


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How long can bulimia go until death?

How long can bulimia go until death?

No specifc time: The problems associated with bulimia are dependent on the type of bulimia, its effect on the body's metabolism and general health of the sufferer. People due die from severe metabolic changes their body endure due to bulimia. Others have medical problems but do not die. They suffer from a very difficult chronic eating disorder. The most important advice is to obtain treatment. ...Read more

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How long can bulimia go unnoticed?

How long can bulimia go unnoticed?

Years: It can go unnoticed for years if people aren't observant. ...Read more

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How long can a PID go undetected?

How long can a PID go undetected?

For months and years: Especially chlamydia infections can make so subtle symptoms that women don't see a doctor, and may be diagnosed when the damage is done: scarred fallopian tubes that set them up for tubal pregnancies or not being able to get pregnant at all. ...Read more

Dr. Agos Luca Dr. Luca
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Can you tell me how long can leukemia go unnoticed (before you end up in a hospital for symptoms)?

Dr. Agos Luca Dr. Luca
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Can you tell me how long can leukemia go unnoticed (before you end up in a hospital for symptoms)?

Varies: The interval from the disease occurrence to noticeable symptoms can vary widely function of the type of leukemia. For example, in cases of acute leukemia, this interval can be very short (days or weeks), whereas in cases of chronic leukemia this interval may be as long as many years. If a concern for leukemia exists, consultation with the primary care physician or a hematologist is recommended. ...Read more

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How does cancer go undetected by a doctor?

How does cancer go undetected by a doctor?

Lesion asymptomatic: Many lesions are asymptomatic until they produce effects that can be recognized and that is frequently late in the clinical course of disease. Ca of head of pancreas is a intraductal lesion that is not apparent for about 15 years until it invade parenchyma and common duct to produce painless jaundice. Many breast cancers remain small and non palpable until metastasis evident. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
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How long can you go without treating a ruptured spleen?

Dr. Mark Pack Dr. Pack
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How long can you go without treating a ruptured spleen?

Depends: Splenic injuries are graded for severity. Less severe injuries may be treated non-operatively. More severe injuries may require emergency surgery. ...Read more

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How long can a female go untreated with chlamydia before developing pid?

How long can a female go untreated with chlamydia before developing pid?

PID and Infections: One should go zero days knowing they have an infection before treating. There is no one right answer to your question, except that any delay in treatment risks pid. Treat known infections urgently. Always. ...Read more

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How long can a person have to live without being treated for breast cancer?

How long can a person have to live without being treated for breast cancer?

?????: This is hard to say. It depends on what stage breast cancer you are dealing with. Breast cancer is one of the most treatable cancers. Before you decide not to pursue treatment, i recommend you get a 2nd opinion to evaluate your options. You may need a different approach and a new team that you feel more comfortable with. Get more info before you throw in the towel. ...Read more

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How long can cellulitis go undetected?

How long can cellulitis go undetected?

Not long: If you have cellulitis the infection that is caused by it could produce pain with in hours. ...Read more

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How long can someone go without their thyroid med?

How long can someone go without their thyroid med?

1 week: 1 week after stopping thyroid meds you will start to get symptoms and your thyroid blood level will become abnormal. Make sure you take your thyroid meds regularly. Keep your thyroid meds next to your tooth brush to remind you to take every morning regularly at the same time. ...Read more

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Could you tell me how long can a person affected by breast cancer live?

Could you tell me how long can a person affected by breast cancer live?

Depends a whole: Lot on stage at diagnosis. Early diagnosis is key to longer survival and less disfiguring surgery. ...Read more

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How long does colon cancer take to develop from stage to stage? How long have you had it by the time you can see it?

How long does colon cancer take to develop from stage to stage?  How long have you had it by the time you can see it?

A long time: Colon cancer is unusual in that it follows the "polyp-to-cancer" sequence. Colon cancer does NOT develop with a single genetic mistake from normal to full blown cancer like many others (breast, prostate). The process usually takes an average of 12 years. From stage to stage is probably a couple of years, The recent hullaballoo at the VA demonstrated that even a one year wait may not matter! ...Read more

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How long can I wait with drug abuse to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

How long can I wait with drug abuse to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Why wait?: The point is that you don't have to do it alone. And it doesn't just go away like a cold. Get help and support at any 12 step meeting and get an evaluation by a psychiatrist. He may recommend only the 12 step program, or he may be able to help you even more! ...Read more

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How long can HIV go undetected?

How long can HIV go undetected?

A long time: Most patients have a viral like illness at the time of infection followed by months or years without any symptoms what so ever. If you have placed yourself at risk the best advice I have is to get tested. ...Read more

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How long can a person go without knowing they have chlamydia?

How long can a person go without knowing they have chlamydia?

A "Silent STD": I agree with dr. Killian. It is called a silent std because you can be unaware that you have it, due to lack of symptoms- all the while it is doing damage to your body. ...Read more

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How long into bulimia does your teeth start to be affected?

How long into bulimia does your teeth start to be affected?

Depends on frequency: When you vomit, the contents of your stomach including digestive acids contact the back of your teeth. These acids literally dissolve your tooth structure. So in reality, the process starts each and every time you vomit. Please go see your physician and or psychiatrist for help. There are many ways to help you, but you need to realize that you have a significant problem and want to help yourself! ...Read more

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How long can a person go without eating and still be healthy?

How long can a person go without eating and still be healthy?

One day: Fasting can be very dangerous! Dehydration, malnutrition are risks that can be lethal. If from some illness, intravenous fluids may be required to stabilize. ...Read more