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How Long Do You Stay In The Hospital For A Stomach Pump
It depends: It depends upon the drugs that wre ingested. It also depends upon the underlying psychiatric disorder in the patient, and how long it takes to get them to a safe place mentally. ...Read more
Usually short: The answer depends on the reason for the pumping and what effects the patient was suffering from. ...Read more
Would doctors pump your stomach for this? My boyfriend got a testosterone shot on thursday night. He has been throwing up for the past 2 days and is now at the hospital. Apparently the doctors say he is having a reaction to the testosterone shot and he sa
Is a panniculectomy normally an out- patient procedure? How long will I have to stay in the hospital after my panniculectomy? I have lost a lot of weight, but I still have some excess skin around my stomach. Is this procedure ever done on an outpatient ba
Depends: I'm no trauma surgeon but that answer greatly depends on what vital organs or other structures were injured as well as the health and overall condition of the patient. ...Read more
It varies!: How long they will keep you under observation after gastric lavage depends on the substance and the condition of the patient. ...Read more
Should I have been put on bed rest or stayed in hospital because intense pain under stomach evy 10 min? Regard if test were normal, cervics was long?
Depends: With out knowing a much more in depth history of the situation, it is very hard to an opinion in this case depend on hoe far along you were and other factors. ...Read more
Have to get laproscopic biopsy of stomach non healing ulcer. How long does it take, how long will I be in hospital, when can I go back to work?
A few hours.:
Should be able to go back to work the next day.
Good luck. ...Read more
Can I give my 11 month old pedialyte for a stomach bug to keep her hydrated? And how long before I should take her to the hospital,
Absolutely!: Pedialyte, or any of the generic oral rehydration solutions, are excellent things to use for those stomach bugs. Easy to digest, keeps baby hydrated. Give tiny amounts frequently. She may be tempted to gulp large amounts, but if you do that you are likely to see it come back at you! . There are also pedialyte popsicles that work great. Get concerned if no urine output in over 12 hours, listless... ...Read more
I just was released from hospital today after 4 days of iv. My stomach legs and feet are so swelled they feel they could pop. How long till I feel nor?
My wife sometyms shakes even ta stomach area but not for long and we went to the hospital where a certain doctor said it was HIGH BLOOD PREASURE?
Two different Issues: If the "shakes" result of deep feelings (anger, pain, fear) then possible connection with ↑ed blood pressure at mind/brain level. I am a cardiologist. Blood pressure is determined by combination of heart output volume versus opening of arterioles body wide; called total peripheral resistance; both under split-second control from our brain. BP reflects the momentary balance result. Study my answers ...Read more
How long should it take to get rid of c diff o was in the hospital for 15 days and was treated with vancomycin and a week later I am back in the hospital in sever stomach pain again back on the vancomycin is this normal I do also have lupus.
Cl diff: Are you on any medications for your lupus? What the trigger for your first episode of cl diff? Was that related to a course of abx? Have you been tested with flagyl also? Most cl diff will respond to vancomycin but there are other options. Request a consult with an Infectoius disease doc. In some cases a new agent that may be more effective than either of the abx may be needed. ...Read more
For a long time: Proton pump inhibitors (ppi's) are very safe drugs with few side effects. However, they should only be taken for specific reasons, such as reflux disease, ulcer disease, or as a mucosal protective agent if you are taking medications such as Aspirin or nsaids (ie. Ibuprofen) and have had a gastrointestinal bleed or are at risk of a bleed. If they are not controlling your symptoms, stop the ppi. ...Read more
I think I would ask: The friendly folks in the ER where you (or whoever) is getting their stomach lavaged about that. Depends on the cause - if someone takes a bunch of stuff in order to hurt themselves, they are going to be kept around long enough to determine they are safe, and may even end up being held involuntarily under a mental health committment. If it was accidental, people are usually observed for short time ...Read more
Nasogastric suction: Depends why, of course. "stomach pumping" occurs when an ng (nasogastric) tube is inserted via your nose and into the stomach. Suction is applied so the stomach contents are emptied thru the tube. This has value in cases of: upper GI bleeding, overdose or toxic ingestions, GI obstruction, prolongued ileus (gut paralysis) after surgery, refractory vomiting, more. ...Read more
I am using voltaren (diclofenac) 75mg. And proton pump inhibitor for my stomach. How long should I wait to take voltaren (diclofenac) after I take the inhibitor?
PPI + NSAID: For GI prophylaxis, ppi is preferably taken on empty stomach first thing in morning or at least 30 minutes prior to eating/drinking. Voltaren (diclofenac) can then be taken with meal. May need twice daily ppi dosing if underlying gerd/gastritis or symptoms of NSAID induced GI irritation. 2nd dose is preferably taken 2 hours after last meal. Rx pills that contain combination nsaid/ppi can be taken w/ food. ...Read more
For a long time I feel my right side of my stomch particularly swollen and like with alot of gas. I have taken alot of gas medication from hospital?
Gas: This man be a type of irritable bowel syndrome where excess gas is formed or normal gas build-up occurs because it is not moved along properly. Drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen moves the gas along. Taking simethicone after meals prevents gas build-up. Diet is a factor. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
Hmm: Perhaps your rectum is inflamed or torn. I would see your doctor for an exam ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the severity of the pain and truly how long it has lasted. If it has been consistent (non-stop) pain after 2-3 days then I would go see a doctor. If it woke you up at night and hasn't went away by morning then I would go see a doctor. It really depends on how you are feeling and what you feel is the best time. ...Read more
I have a medical emergency but nobody believes me and my right abdomen is swollen but nobody will let me go to the hospital.?
What are you concerned about exactly?
What is the emergency?
If you feel this way and people are hindering your access to healthcare call 911 ...Read more
I am going to be having an abdominal total hysterectomy due to endometriosis. What can I expect as far as hospital stay and recovery?
2-4 days in hospital: If possible consider a second opinion. If in fact a hysterectomy is needed at this time, look to a minimally invasive procedure such as laparoscopic or robotic. The visualization is better, the ability to remove endometriosis implants improved, and with smaller, less painful scars you can often be discharge on the same day or the next day after surgery. Recovery is typically 6 weeks vs 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
I went to the hospital for pain on my right abdomen. Was diagnosed with a UTI. I kept getting constant high fevers. How can I prevent a UTI?
My stomach fluid was reabsorbed before they could test the fluid in a recent 4 day hospital stay. Should I be concerned it's cancer related?
Depends: This depends upon the type and quantity of fluid and the setting in which it was present. I am assuming this is fluid within the abdomen outside of the stomach. Example benign causes of fluid in the abdomen include: liver disease, infection/inflammation, and recent ovulation. This is a question best answered by your PCP. They can review all of the available information and help with any concerns. ...Read more
Went to the hospital and I had a scope done and found out I have esophagitis and gastritis and an inflamed stomach what can be done about this?
Can my daughter still get her stomach pumped if its been 24hours or more since she's she took the pills or is I to late to go to the hospital??
Intentional overdose: As it has been over 24 hrs since the ingestion pumping her stomach is going to be of no benefit-BUT depending on what she took, she may still close observation for sequelae and treatment. Getting her evaluated to check to discover if there has been any harm caused is still important. If this was an intentional overdose in attempt at self-harm then she should be evaluated to ensure her safety. Get help ...Read more
I been shot in the abdomen and I hurt really bad my stool be black, and sometimes bright red. What should I do. The hospital keep sending me home.
SECOND OPINION: Go to a different hospital and doctor. ...Read more
I have a history of stomach problems, many visits to the hospital and no clear diagnosis. Very nauseous the past 3 days. Nothing seems to help.?
ER Visits are for: Acute illness, quick fix, expensive. Your case is a chronic one. You need to see a GI who might think of doing endoscopy and relevant tests to find out the definitive cause and treat accordingly. You might have helicobactor pylori infection in your stomach. Omeprazole / ranitidine alone will not cure it. ...Read more
My daughter who has thrown up several times. She has not thrown up for 1hr. She complains her stomach hurts n wants to go to hospital. When to go?
Continue to observe: Most causes for vomiting in children are not serious and often due to viral infections. Coexisting factors need to be considered. High fevers, bad headaches, change in mental status, pain that localizes to her lower right side as well as constant vomiting or diarrhea that may result in dehydration are all symptoms that should lead her to be examined sooner rather than observing. ...Read more
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