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On average how long from the start of viral gastroenteritis symptoms to get to the point of the severe nausea/vomiting stage?

On average how long from the start of viral gastroenteritis symptoms to get to the point of the severe nausea/vomiting stage?

Symptom duration: Well there are quite a number of variables here-such as 'what virus', 'you' the patient, your condition 'before you got sick' etc. So it's hard to give a precise answer. Most of the times, it's just a day or two. If it's longer than that, then it may not be 'so simple' after all and would need professional evaluation. Dehydration, kidney damage, 'passing out', falls, muscle damage etc could result ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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How long does the effect of warfarin stay in your system once you get off of the medicine?

How long does the effect of warfarin stay in your system once you get off of the medicine?

2 to 7 days: Wafarin response is very variable. Typically, within 2 to 3 days there is a significant reductiion in the effect and within about 5 days anticoagulation effect has largely resolved. There are antidotes available and diet will have an impact. ...Read more

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What is the actual length of the large intestine? Of sm intestine? Time it takes for a meal to completely go thru system, mouth to exit?

What is the actual length of the large intestine? Of sm intestine? Time it takes for a meal to completely go thru system, mouth to exit?

Variable, but...: Roughly large intestine (colon) is 5 feet long & small intestine is 20 feet long. Figure 4-6 hours to empty stomach completely, 17 hours to digest food thru small bowel, & 1-3 days to absorb thru colon. This calculates to a bell-curve distribution of GI transit such that normal american stool frequency varies from 3x/day to once every 3-4 days. Calculate yours by examining stool for "marker" food. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of a sudden sharp, knife-like pain inside the vagina on the whole length of the internal part (from start to end) of the vagina?

What can be the cause of a sudden sharp, knife-like pain inside the vagina on the whole length of the internal part (from start to end) of the vagina?

Vaginal pain: Without an exam it is tough to say. Vaginal pain can be caused by many things from infections to inflammatory conditions, etc. Get in to see your GYN Doctor and they can examine you and diagnose what the issue is. best wishes. ...Read more

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How does coffee affect the different parts of the adrenal gland in the short term and in the long term?

How does coffee affect the different parts of the adrenal gland in the short term and in the long term?

Highly variable: and depends on dose of caffeine and the individual biology of the person. Caffeine is structurally related to the body's own stimulants that are produced by the adrenal gland - norepinephrine and epinephrine - and may also increase the production of cortisol by the adrenal as well, further potentiating the "flight or fight" response. Short-term more energy, long-term perhaps more fatiguability. ...Read more

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How likely the sperm can survive the acidity of the outer part of the vagina? How long can they sit outside and or on top of the vagina?

How likely the sperm can survive the acidity of the outer part of the vagina? How long can they sit outside and or on top of the vagina?

Not long: Most sperm that have not made it to the cervix will die in the vagina within 2 hours. However, keep in mind that any sperm which do make it there during that time, can liver in the cervical mucus for up to 3 days and potentially cause a pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can the bladder be the last stop of the urinary tract?

Can the bladder be the last stop of the urinary tract?

No: The urine has to exit somewhere. Either out of the urethra past the bladder or an ileostomy if the urinary tract is diverted to the intestine. ...Read more

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What are the main side effects of the lumbar puncture and how long will they last for?

What are the main side effects of the lumbar puncture and how long will they last for?

Headache: By far the most common side effect is a "post-lp headache." it can last for several days or even a week. The pain tends to get better when you're lying down, and caffeine sometimes helps as well. In severe cases, an epidural blood patch procedure is sometimes performed. ...Read more

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I took the map once. What is the bad effects of it in the long term?

I took the map once. What is the bad effects of it in the long term?

Meth?: I am assuming MAP refers to methamphetamines. If so, the longer term consequences of its usage leads to addiction, multi-organ damages, and legal troubles. Search on wiki to get further health effects of meth. ...Read more

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I need help, is the lack of peristalsis in the esophagus the same as a paralyzed esophagus? If not, what is the medical term for the lack of peristals

I need help, is the lack of peristalsis in the esophagus the same as a paralyzed esophagus? If not, what is the medical term for the lack of peristals

Esophagus: Peristalsis is a coordinated normal contraction of the esophagus as a person swallows. It may sound like the word paralysis but it is a term used to describe a normal way the esophagus contracts and relaxes. The lack of peristalsis can be associated with swallowing difficulty. Physicians will diagnose the underlying causes using tests such as an endoscopy to take a look at the esophagus. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and how long does the symptoms of genital herpes start to reveal from the first day of infection?

What are the symptoms and how long does the symptoms of genital herpes start to reveal from the first day of infection?

Genital Herpes: Any of the following symptoms of a genital HSV infection can occur in a man or a woman: Cracked, raw, or red areas around your genitals without pain, itching, or tingling, Itching or tingling around your genitals or your anal region, Small blisters that break open and cause painful sores. These may be on or around your genitals (penis or vagina) or on your buttocks, thighs, or rectal area. Pain ...Read more

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After half the thyroid is removed, how long before the rest of the gland takes over?

After half the thyroid is removed, how long before the rest of the gland takes over?

Depends: On the health of the remaining lobe. Usually there is no delay in taking over. Why was half the gland removed in the first place? ...Read more

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What is the meaning of "all the symptoms and light bleeding during the time of your cycle?"

What is the meaning of "all the symptoms and light bleeding during the time of your cycle?"

Possible reasons: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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How long can an STD last outside of the body?

How long can an STD last outside of the body?

Few Minutes to 1hour: It depends on the organisms causing the diseases but not more than few minutes upto an hour or so.It also depends on the temoerature and humidity ...Read more

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For what length of time can it be between the symptoms and rupture of a brain aneurysm?

For what length of time can it be between the symptoms and rupture of a brain aneurysm?

No delay: Patients with an an aneurysm usually present acutely with a rupture. Once the rupture occurs, the blood spills out into the brain. The symptoms are instantaneous. There is the sudden severe headache (often described as a "thunderclap headache"), sensitivity to light, nausea/vomiting, and even coma. Seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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For what length of time can the strep virus last outside of the human body?

For what length of time can the strep virus last outside of the human body?

Frightening: German researchers found that most gram-positive bacteria including streptococcus pyogenes can survive for months on dry surfaces (fomites). ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more