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Can wearing an old glasses prescription for too long make you vomit?

Can wearing an old glasses prescription for too long make you vomit?

Old glasses: Yes if it does not meet your current visual requirement. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more


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My 6 yr old son had the flu 2 weeks ago. Now he has a bad cough, vomiting and mild fever. Should I take him to the er? He's been sick too long.?

My 6 yr old son had the flu 2 weeks ago. Now he has a bad cough, vomiting and mild fever. Should I take him to the er? He's been sick too long.?

Take him to his doc: If he is not in respiratory distress - not struggling or working hard to breathe, you can wait to see his pediatrician over the next day. Some children get pneumonia with the flu. He will need to get examined and possibly get a chest xray to determine if this is the case. And then he can be treated. If he is in respiratory distress, take him to the er. ...Read more

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I just threw up not too long ago and usually my stomach doesn't hurt but this time it's hurting really bad in the middle of my stomach. Is this bad?

I just threw up not too long ago and usually my stomach doesn't hurt but this time it's hurting really bad in the middle of my stomach. Is this bad?

Stomach pain: Without more history and examining you it would be hard to tell for sure. Are you having other symptoms, like fever, diarrhea, blood in the vomit or stool, weight loss, etc? Is the vomiting new? Have you taken any new medications or too much of the medication? Alarming symptoms would include weight loss, fever, bleeding. In that case, see your PCP soon. ...Read more

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I woke up in the middle of the night, with a sharp stomach pain and not too long after I started throwing up.?

ER: Has it happened to you before? Where is it located. Left or right side? Upper or lower abdomen. Sharp, cramping. Have you been able to have a bowel movement? Any fever? If thisersosts for more than 2 hours. Visit your nearest emergency room. It could be appendicitis, bowel obstruction. Causing severe gas pains, a gyn prob with ruptured ovarian cysts, it could be a slew of other things. Go to ER ...Read more

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Wheezy chest heart rate is fast. Every time she coughs she vomits. Can't stand for too long what shall I do?

Wheezy chest heart rate is fast. Every time she coughs she vomits. Can't stand for too long what shall I do?

ER/ Urgent care: Take her to a physician ASAP, urgent care or ER. She may have asthma, pertussis, heart failure, pneumonia. Time to get an exam and xray. Keep her hydrated with fluids. Vomiting losses need extra fluids to make up for them. In the ER, IV fluids can be given and at least anti-emetics to ease the nausea and vomiting and anti-tussives to ease the coughing. ...Read more

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How long is too long for surgical staples?

How long is too long for surgical staples?

Staple length?: Do you mean staple length or size? Or do you mean leaving staples inside the body or the length of time skin incision staples left on the skin? Please clarify. ...Read more

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How long is too long for a root canal to be filled.?

How long is too long for a root canal to be filled.?

Post root canal: You really need to have a permanent restoration as soon as possible after your root canal is completed. Prior to that you would have a temporary filling in your tooth. You could risk breaking the tooth or having it get contaminated. So please get it filled ASAP! ...Read more

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How long is too long to wait tohave a hernia repaired?

How long is too long to wait tohave a hernia repaired?

Gangrene: If an incarcerated hernia is not treated in time, the trapped portion of bowel can become gangrenous. This could lead to a life-threatening infection. If your hernia is painful or doesn't easily go back inside the body you should see a surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Please explain how long is too long to have constipation before getting help?

Please explain how long is too long to have constipation before getting help?

Depends: Depends on how often you routinely go. If it becomes painful, or your abdomen hurts, seek medical assistance. There is no "normal" quantity of bowel movements per week. The average population has a bowel movement every day all the way up to every 3 days, but this can vary. ...Read more

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What is a "reasonable" amount of time for a toddler/preschooler to take to eat dinner? How long is too long?

What is a "reasonable" amount of time for a toddler/preschooler to take to eat dinner? How long is too long?

30 minutes: Patience is key. Allow them to try different food items and try a variety of foods as well. Taste buds change quickly at this age so if they don't like it now retry after 6 months. ...Read more

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How long is too long for a person to be in a coma and fully recover?

How long is too long for a person to be in a coma and fully recover?

Coma time: No great work has been done. The amount of time is less important than the brain that is left to recover. ...Read more

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If my infant of two months has a cold for three days should I be worried? How long is too long?

If my infant of two months has a cold for three days should I be worried? How long is too long?

Depends: Watch for difficulty sucking or breathing. Look for fever, irritability, listlessness or vomiting. If these symptoms occur call your pediatrician. May last a week or so. ...Read more

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How long is too long to have a period? I've been having mine for about 4 weeks now. It's not heavy just annoying. What could cause this?

How long is too long to have a period? I've been having mine for about 4 weeks now. It's not heavy just annoying. What could cause this?

Too long: A period should not normally last longer than a week and 4 weeks is definitely too long. You need to get in to a gynecologist for a full history, exam, and appropriate testing ASAP. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Adnexal mass how long is too long cyst been present?

Adnexal mass how long is too long cyst been present?

3 months, sometimes: Depends on specifics of the cyst. If it is under 6 c.M. And appearance on us is not worrisome, you can observe up to 3 months - usually unwise to watch much longer than that. Some doctors use blood tests for 'tumor markers' to help with this decision, but these are also just estimators of risk. ...Read more

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When going under the knife for plastic surgery, how long is too long?

When going under the knife for plastic surgery, how long is too long?

No such thing: Every surgical procedure has certain guidelines, but sometimes unexpected things occur and surgery may take longer than anticipated. A surgeon should give you a rough eatimate on surgical time. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is too long to wait between hep a vaccinations?

I'm curious as to how long is too long to wait between hep a vaccinations?

No Hep A vaccine: I think you mean hep b. The vaccination schedule most often used for adults and children has been three intramuscular injections, the second and third administered 1 and 6 months after the first.

Recombivax hb® has been approved as a two dose schedule for aged 11-15 years. Twinrix® has also been approved as a four dose accelerated schedule. This from the cdc. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to how long is too long to go untreated for UTI when you have mvp?

I'm curious as to how long is too long to go untreated for UTI when you have mvp?

Immediate is best: Bacteria from UTI or other infection can infect the abnormal valve tissue and be a disaster.
Seek attention quickly. ...Read more

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How long is too long 4 a woman of 54 to have an ongong menstral cycle. Has been in excess of 3 weeks.

How long is too long 4 a woman of 54 to have an ongong menstral cycle. Has been in excess of 3 weeks.

Reason to be checked: Women in the menopausal years may have all sorts of variations in their menstrual patterns. It may be that there's nothing wrong! But I think you are right in being cautious. Your doctor may want to get an ultrasound (painless soundwave picture) of your uterus to make sure the uterine lining hasn't grown thicker than normal. She may recommend a biopsy of the uterine lining, done in the office. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a large external hemorrhoid to heal if your just using a hemmroid cream? How long is too long to wait?

How long does it take for a large external hemorrhoid to heal if your just using a hemmroid cream? How long is too long to wait?

Hemorrhoids: Conservative treatment measures are usually sufficient for most patients with hemorrhoids causing bleeding, itching, irritation, or thrombosis (clot formation). Analgesic creams and topical steroid creams can be used for irritation and pruritus, but not for more than one week. They can result in contact dermatitis or mucosal atrophy, respectively. Your hemorrhoid may require definitive therapy. ...Read more

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My 2yo had a cold almost 3 weeks ago. After he recovered was told his lingering nightly cough was drainage. How long is too long for a cough like this?

My 2yo had a cold almost 3 weeks ago. After he recovered was told his lingering nightly cough was drainage. How long is too long for a cough like this?

A month: Colds and post nasal drip can linger for 3-4 weeks. It is also possible he has caught another mild cold after the last one and iyt looks like one long cold. I would have him rechecked. Sinusitis cod be a possibility and we often consider asthma with a night time cough...Elderberry can be helpful as can a.I.R. Tea (www. Franzcenter. Com under herbaceuticals). ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with PVC a while back, once a while he gets his attack moments&eventually goes away but sometimes goes on even longer&my q is how long is too long? When I should call 911? Help

My husband was diagnosed with PVC a while back, once a while he gets his attack moments&eventually goes away but sometimes goes on even longer&my q is how long is too long? When I should call 911? Help

PVC: Pvc's are in general benign and a common finding. They may be triggered by anxiety or stimulants. The frequency and length of time the symptoms last are not generally predictive. Seek care for symptoms which are different from his "routine" pvc's. ...Read more

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How long is too long to have a clogged milk duct?

How long is too long to have a clogged milk duct?

Blocked, milk duct ~: Hello ~ FOREVER! Would be too long. The breast has got MANY ducts that all join in the main duct and then to nipple for d/c milk to baby. If you are breast feeding and for some reason you miss a feed. YOU MUST MANUALLY EXPRESS because that stops mastitis and clogged ducts. You just have to keep the milk flowing and clogged ducts don't occur. If you do get one treat by expressing! Thx ...Read more

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How long is too long to have PPD and does it fall under clinical depression?

How long is too long to have PPD and does it fall under clinical depression?

Most physicians: Most doctors view post-partum as a clinical depression lasting from birth to 6 months post delivery. After 6 months and up to 1 year though is not uncommon for these symptoms to correct. After 1 year it is most likely a Major depression. ...Read more

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Is it bad to "hold it"—as in, not go pee—for long periods of time? If so, how long is too long?

Is it bad to "hold it"—as in, not go pee—for long periods of time? If so, how long is too long?

Yes: Holding in your urine for long periods of time may predispose to urinary tract infections. Doing this chronically can even increase your risk for incontinence later in life. Try to urinate when you first feel the urge. ...Read more

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My dad said if my elbow stays in the splint too long it can freeze in this position for the rest of my life. How long is too long?

My dad said if my elbow stays in the splint too long it can freeze in this position for the rest of my life. How long is too long?

Ask doc.: Your orthopedic doctor should be well aware of how long your elbow should be in a splint for the injury which he or she is treating. Just stay in touch with your orthopedic doctor for advice. ...Read more

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If I drink a lot of soda can that cause me to have to urinate more often? And how long is too long to hold in the contents of your bladder?

If I drink a lot of soda can that cause me to have to urinate more often? And how long is too long to hold in the contents of your bladder?

No more than h2o: Soda has a lot of water in it. New research shows caffeine is not a significant diuretic once a body becomes tolerant to its effect. Therefore, you pee more b/c you're drinking more water. Don't hold your bladder more than 4 hours during the day. ...Read more

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How long is too long for Plan B to cause you to miss periods?? I've missed two but all my tests were negative? Could I not be making enough HCG?

How long is too long for Plan B to cause you to miss periods?? I've missed two but all my tests were negative? Could I not be making enough HCG?

Unlikely: If you did the tests correctly at 5-7 days after missed period, you are unlikely to be pregnant. To be sure, you may get a blood test for HCG level.
If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more