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How long do colitis flares generally last for?

How long do colitis flares generally last for?

Colitis: This is a complex answer and would really depend on the type of colitis and the current treatment. I would recommend talking either to your primary care physician or a gastroenterologist about your colitis. ...Read more

Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
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Circumscribed Scleroderma (Definition)

Circumscribed scleroderma refers to localized scleroderma ("hard skin"). The body produces excess collagen which produces hardened skin. This can range from a small area of abnormal skin to a disfiguring skin lesion. Even though internal organs are not affected, the hard skin can attach itself to underlying muscle ...Read more


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How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

How long can petechiae last after bruise id gone. Can't take a long time?

Muliple reasons: There can be many reasons for petichae some of which are serious and some of which are not. It is important to see a dermatologist to have them evaluated to see which type they are. They may even recommend that you see a blood specialist, known as a hematologist. ...Read more

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How long does radiesse (dermal fillers) usually last? I keep reading how it can last a year or more. But how long is normal? I don't really want to be getting injections every 2 or 3 months. .

How long does radiesse (dermal fillers) usually last? I keep reading how it can last a year or more. But how long is normal? I don't really want to be getting injections every 2 or 3 months.

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That : That is a good question. The latest studies are showing significant improvements at one year, and even improvement at 5 years compared to other fillers. The duration of artefill is much longer than other fillers. Risks are local swelling, infection, or migration, which are rare complications. ...Read more

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How long does a stable angina last for?

How long does a stable angina last for?

Angina: Stable angina pectoris can last for years. Unstable angina needs to be dealt with immediately. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w/Dermatomyositis last year, then Tumid Lupus and Raynaud's. Was just diagnosed w/Dysphagia. How does that change the general prognosis?

Diagnosed w/Dermatomyositis last year, then Tumid Lupus and Raynaud's. Was just diagnosed w/Dysphagia. How does that change the general prognosis?

See details: I am not certain it does change anything as you give no specifics about The severity of the dysphagia, current and past treatments and muscle enzyme levels. With your other manifestations are you certain you do not have mixed connective tissue disorder? ...Read more

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How long does a skin biopsy appointment usually last? I am nervous about my upcoming biopsy I have scheduled. How long does a procedure like this usually last? .

How long does a skin biopsy appointment usually last? I am nervous about my upcoming biopsy I have scheduled. How long does a procedure like this usually last?

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Depends: The biopsy itself is very quick--can be done in a few minutes. But the appointment can take much longer if you have a lot of questions. Also, if the doctor thinks you have an obvious skin cancer, they may spend more time talking to you about treatment options to get you prepared for the next step. ...Read more

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When you mean long term with clonzepram how long is long? Is 2 week a long time?

When you mean long term with clonzepram how long is long? Is 2 week  a long time?

Short-term: Using Klonopin (clonazepam) for a 2-week period would be considered short-term. Often long-term with regard to benzodiazepine usage is considered greater than one year for the purpose of research studies. For many patients, the use of benzodiazepines is intended to be only as-needed and/or relatively short term. Ssri and snri medications can be used long term. Benzos have abuse potential. ...Read more

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How long does epididymitis last, after the antibacterial treatment? And what changes should I expect?

Epididymitis: Epididymitis is uncomfortable and difficult to eradicate completely. Your best bet for preventing relapses or recurrences is aggressive antibiotic treatment initially.. ...Read more

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How long does post-hepatic neuralgia last for?

How long does post-hepatic neuralgia last for?

Phn: Unfortunately this is one of the most difficult chronic pain syndromes I treat. U should have a chronic pain specialist treating the difficult pain to have ur quality of life be the best it can be. It could not disappear for years:((( ...Read more

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Target lesion allergic reaction how long does it last for ?

Target lesion allergic reaction how long does it last for ?

Depends: One thing you need to consider is Lime Disease from a tick bite. Should consult a doctor promptly to confirm it so that you can get it treated. There are also other conditions with target lesions and the duration would depend on what has caused it. Rush to your doctor's office now. ...Read more

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It takes for how long does symptoms of rabies appear?

It takes for how long does symptoms of rabies appear?

Rabies: Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals most often transmitted through the bite of a rabid animal. The vast majority of rabies cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) each year occur in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, bats, and foxes. http://www.cdc.gov/rabies/index.html ...Read more

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I'm sure I have osgood-schlatter's disease. How long does this disease last?

I'm sure I have osgood-schlatter's disease. How long does this disease last?

Forever, the swell-: Ing lasts for ever. It doesn't get any bigger but may develop a bursa over it, which can cause some discomfort, if it becomes inflamed. You'll have a lump over the upper end of the shin, about 1 to1-1/2 inches below the knee cap. Generally its not painful. ...Read more

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How long should joint injections last when treating juvenile arthritis? How often can you get them? Just had 3-4 months ago

How long should joint injections last when treating juvenile arthritis? How often can you get them? Just had 3-4 months ago

See details: Joint injections usually last from 6 weeks to 3 months when treating chronic inflammatory arthritis such as jra. The need for frequent injections suggests that your disease control needs improvement. ...Read more

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How long does a neonatal auto-immune disease last for?

How long does a neonatal auto-immune disease last for?

Depends: There are many different types of "neonatal autoimmune diseases" each with theire own time frames. Usually when someone is discussing neonatal autoimmune diseases they are talking about maternal antibodies that have passed through the placenta and are directed against antigens in the fetus and/or newborn child. ...Read more

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How long does botox last? If i'm going to spend $400 or $500 for botox, i want it to last as long as possible. How long do the effects realistically last? .

How long does botox last? If i'm going to spend $400 or $500 for botox, i want it to last as long as possible. How long do the effects realistically last?

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The : The effects of Botox vary on the recipient site with the crow's feet appearing to demonstrate the shortest results lasting in the range of 3 months whereas in other parts of the face it may last as long as 5 moths. ...Read more

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How long does hodgkin disease develops? How long it takes from start of disease to get my nodes enlarged?

How long does hodgkin disease develops? How long it takes from start of disease to get my nodes enlarged?

Hard to say....: The natural history of hodgkin disease is difficult to know. Lymph nodes can enlarge quite rapidly, though not at fast as certain other lymphomas (for example t-cell). It is almost impossible to say how long it takes for lymph nodes to become enlarged, because we don't go looking for microscopic disease at the beginning when a patient has no symptoms. Good treatments exist. I wish you well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for erythema multiforme to clear up?

How long does it take for erythema multiforme to clear up?

Erythema multiforme: It depends on the cause, and whether or not the cause is diagnosed and treated. If it's a drug side effect and the drug is stopped, it may start to clear up quickly, in a few days. If it's due to a chronic auto inflammatory condition, it could last a long time, or come and go with flares of the illness. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001854/. ...Read more

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How and how much time is linear lichen planus cured completely?

How and how much time is linear lichen planus cured completely?

No cure: If it truly is lichen planus, i don't think there is a total cure. It can only be treated and managed, but never completely cured. ...Read more

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How long should baby lung steoids last?

How long should baby lung steoids last?

Question confusing: Ob's may give moms in premature labor steroids briefly to push along babies lung maturity, i'm not aware of any lung steroids given to babies after birth. If your ? Is how long the effect of the earlier dose would help, no one knows.You may be confusing steroids with surfactant, an artificial agent given to premi's with rds, that is sometimes repeated if sx continue. ...Read more

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Scleroderma (Definition)

An autoimmune disease in which there is excessive thickening of the connective tissues. This can cause skin tightening, rash, difficulty swallowing, and in severe cases affect ...Read more


Dr. Julie Abbott
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Dermatosclerosis (Definition)

Dermatosclerosis = scleroderma = autoimmune disease affecting connective tissue & blood vessels. It causes skin to thicken asymmetrically due to deposits of fibrous connective ...Read more