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How long should diarrhea last before medicating?

How long should diarrhea last before medicating?

Diarrhea: Most viral diarrheas last 5-7 days. After a week consult your doctor about getting a stool culture to see if antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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Gallstones (Definition)

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How long does appendicitis last for?

How long does appendicitis last for?

Until....: Short answer: until you either get operated on or it kills you. Not to say that it's 100% fatal without treatment, but that's how you should think about it. ...Read more

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How long should soreness last after passing kidney stones?

How long should soreness last after passing kidney stones?

Shortly: Once a kidney stone passes, obstruction resolves, thus pain resolves. Usually takes 1-3 days. ...Read more

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Laryngitis symptoms after gallbladder surgery yesterday. Normal? How long does it last?

Laryngitis symptoms after gallbladder surgery yesterday. Normal? How long does it last?

Yes: Not unusual to have those symptoms after having a breathing tube in your airway for the surgery. Should get better over the next few days. If not see your md ...Read more

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How long should cramping last after a colonoscopy.

How long should cramping last after a colonoscopy.

Varies but: if constipated , clean out with mirilax , senna or dulcolax and if not helping magnesium citrate 1 bottle but be sure to drink alot of water too , prune juice, usually cramping goes away within 3 days . ...Read more

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How long will jaundice due to cholelithiasis last after cholecystectomy?

How long will jaundice due to cholelithiasis last after cholecystectomy?

For some times: Raised bilirubin causes jaundice, or yellow pigment on sclera ( eye) both due to obstruction of ducts as in stones or due to liver diseases. After removal obstruction eye remained stained for a while due to tissue stain , by Albumin bound delta bilirubin . Since Albumin has half life of 20 days , so it takes time to clear jaundice completely even though blood levels are normal. ...Read more

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How long does flatulence last after colonoscopy?

How long does flatulence last after colonoscopy?

ABOUT A FEW HOURS: Most likely is from the air used to insufflate the colon to help visualize the walls. Most of the air is suctioned out as the scope is being withdrawn. Some air remains so its normal to expel it afterwards. ...Read more

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How long does blaoting last after colonoscopy?

Couple of days: It depends on how much air is expelled by the person who had the colonoscopy (farting afterwards). Less farted..longer possible bloating feeling ...Read more

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How long does it take for cholestectomy for gallbladder? How long is hospital stay?

How long does it take for cholestectomy for gallbladder? How long is hospital stay?

Outpatient: The surgical procedure can be done in 45 to 90 minutes. The time before surgery, and in the recovery room after surgery is about an hour each. Total time in facility/hospital is about 6 to 8 hours. About 3% of patients fail the outpatient model and spend the night. However, if you are feverish, or vomiting the diagnosis is acute cholecystitits, with 1 to 3 days in hospital. ...Read more

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How long does dark urine last after gallbladder surgery?

How long does dark urine last after gallbladder surgery?

a few days: Dark urine, chalky stools, and jaundice (yellow skin or eyes) may be a sign of residual stones blocking the common bile duct. This needs to be treated by exracting the stones (a procedure called ercp) call your surgeon! ...Read more

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How long after gallbladder surgery does diarrhea usually last?

How long after gallbladder surgery does diarrhea usually last?

Variable time: Some people have no diarrhea afterwards. Of those that do, it usually resolves after a few weeks. Avoiding fatty and fried foods usually helps. If the diarrhea persists, there is a medicine that can help with it. ...Read more

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How long can nausea last after thyroid surgery?

How long can nausea last after thyroid surgery?

Not from surgery : Nausea is not from the thyroid surgery itself, but may be related to the anesthesia or post-op medications like narcotics or antibiotics. This should only occur for 7-10 days after surgery at the most. ...Read more

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How long should bronchitis last?

How long should bronchitis last?

Days to life time: Acute bronchitis will usually last a few days to a few weeks depending on the cause and the treatment. A form of chronic bronchits can last a lfietime depending on the cause and the treatment. If you have a cough or bronchitis that is lasting longer than you think it should, get see by pcp, pulmonologist or other physician and get checke out. Testing may be necessary. Bad things can cause this. ...Read more

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How long does it take for stones to pass after eswl?

How long does it take for stones to pass after eswl?

Vary...: The timing of post-eswl stone passage could be as short as 1 week or as long as 2-3 months or longer or never.... Depending on load ; density of stones and eswl effectiveness to break/disintegrate them. So, patients for eswl have to be willing to commit themselves potentially for 1-3 additional procedures and, besides, bear with their related pain/discomfort. Detail? Ask urologist timely. ...Read more

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How long does tenderness last after apendix removed?

How long does tenderness last after apendix removed?

Days-to-Weeks: Most of the pain after an appendectomy is related to the size of the incision(s). If the operation was performed laparoscopically, most people don't require pain meds after 1-2 days; if "open", pain meds may be needed a little longer. In contrast to this muscular-type pain, one can have pain related to the gut not working right or an infection--if you have fever or vomiting, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long does pain last after a lobectomy?

Depends: If you had a thoracotomy, your pain could take 2 months of more to completely resolve. If you had a thoracoscopic procedire, it is typically much shorter, like 2 weeks or so. These are averages and by defnintion these numbers apply to no one indivisual, but represent the aggregate experience of many patients with the same problem. Yours could be better or worse. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant after having an ovarian cyst removed? How long should I wait? How long does it take?

Can you get pregnant after having an ovarian cyst removed? How long should I wait? How long does it take?

Ovarian cyst : You can always get pregnant if you have ovarian cyst , or removed ovarian cyst. Just follow your cycle . 14 days before your next period starts, is the best time to get pregnant ...Read more