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Confused. So, if a baby swallowed a toxic button battery that burnt holes in GI tract, how would it be possible to not see symptoms 1 wk post ingestion?

Confused. So, if a baby swallowed a toxic button battery that burnt holes in GI tract, how would it be possible to not see symptoms 1 wk post ingestion?

Not that common: Button batteries are bad because the electric current does cause chemical burns in the GI tract. However, it usually only happens if the button is stuck somewhere. If a button keeps moving around and eventually out the anus, there may be no symptoms. Batteries that don't get stuck in the esophagus (and cause burns) usually pass through without burning any holes, but doctors do follow-up carefully. ...Read more

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Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

Yes: Our liver is extremely important to keep our bodies in balance. By filtering and "getting rid" of substances that can harm our bodies, a healthy liver contributes to our overall health. Many patients with renal and liver problems, that are not properly treated or diagnosed, usually experience mental changes (in reasoning, memory, judgment,etc), that if left untreated can become permanent. ...Read more

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Trying to understand. Button batteries are very toxic if ingested. If they are burning holes in tissue wouldn't you see bad symptoms a week post ingestion?

Trying to understand. Button batteries are very toxic if ingested. If they are burning holes in tissue wouldn't you see bad symptoms a week post ingestion?

Button batteries: are considered an emergency. there are several problems from toxicity to erosion through the side of the digestive tract. THese need to be removed immediately following ingeestion. ...Read more

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No diagnosis for muscles aches, fatigue, and neurological issues. What heavy metals can cause these symptoms? Should I get a toxicity test?

No diagnosis for muscles aches, fatigue, and neurological issues. What heavy metals can cause these symptoms? Should I get a toxicity test?

Rarely positive: Heavy metal toxicity can be a cause for muscle weakness but without knowing more information about your case specifically I can't say the likelihood that you'll turn something up.....it's really a pretty rare overall cause to the symptoms you mention. Have you seen a neurologist and/or endocrinologist for your symptoms? ...Read more

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How do i find a Dr in RI who believes in Fluoroquinolone toxicity and how to treat it. I live in constant pain and lethargy. Thanks ?

How do i find a Dr in RI who believes in Fluoroquinolone toxicity and how to treat it. I live in constant pain and lethargy. Thanks ?

Known syndrome: it should be known by most family docs and internists that fluoroquinolones may cause sudden, serious, and potentially permanent peripheral neuropathy. i'd recommend looking at the university hospital closest to you for an infectious disease doc and neurologist. ...Read more

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Coughing up toxic waste green mucus...And loosing voice..Also very fatigued..Any ideas?

Coughing up toxic waste green mucus...And loosing voice..Also very fatigued..Any ideas?

Likely a URI: How long has this been going on? I'd get to a doctor so they can determine if this is something that needs antibiotics or otherwise intervention in some way. Any fever? They will want to know. Just go get checked out... ...Read more

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A child bit into a laundry detergent packet. Did not ingest very much. Is it possibly toxic?

A child bit into a laundry detergent packet. Did not ingest very much. Is it possibly toxic?

Id take packet: And call poison control and follow their direction. Probably no ER if no bleach involved . ...Read more

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