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How Long Should Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Bowels Last
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 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
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
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?
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
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?
Depends: These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long will it last the inflammation of the TMJ joint in case you have done an athroscopy?Is it normal to fell the inflmmation after half year?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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