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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

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...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 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 whiplash last?

How long should whiplash last?

Varies: For most people, several weeks to up to 6 months in 60% depending on the severity of the injury and whether you are a male or female as females have less protective muscle bulk in their necks. Also, there may be other structural injuries sustained that may prolong symptoms like disc or facet joint injuries. If it persists and limits you, get it evaluated. ...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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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 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 dose a UTI last how long can you take antibiotics for?

Here are some ...: UTI-related voiding Sx such as burning and frequency will be quickly improved within 1-3 days and, most of cases, faded away completely in 5-7 days after taking effective antibiotics. But, occasionally, irritating voiding Sx may linger. If so, be reassessed so to define what may be the underlying cause. So, work with Doc and be checked out timely. ...Read more

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How long can bronchitis last after treatment?

How long can bronchitis last after treatment?

Depends on etiology: Bacterial bronchitis can get better with antibiotics in 5-7 days, allergic or asthmatic bronchitis requires longer treatment. ...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 my concussion syndromes last?

How long should my concussion syndromes last?

Days or longer: Concussion symptoms will usually last a few weeks. However, for some, they may last for months to as long as a year. ...Read more

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How long does phnemuia last if untreated?

How long does phnemuia last if untreated?

See below: Untreated pneumonia especially bacterial will last until one shows up to be hospitalized for treatment. Please seek medical treatment to avoid the complications of this options. ...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 diarrhea last for till it clears up?

How long does diarrhea last for  till it clears up?

Depends on cause: Diarrhea can have many causes - for example, it can be infectious or inflammatory. For run of the mill viral gastroenteritis, usually symptoms last 5-7 days. If diarrhea is lasting longer than that, especially if associated with blood, fevers, or abdominal cramping, then i like to suggest to my patients to have a more thorough workup done, including possibly stool studies. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long should the flu last?

How long should the flu last?

Flu: Symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks with the severe symptoms last from 3 to 10 days. ...Read more

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How long will pain from pancreatitis last? It's been 10 days and still in a lot of pain?

How long will pain from pancreatitis last? It's been 10 days and still in a lot of pain?

Varies: Pancreatitis can take time to resolve. This is especially true if there are continued insults or irritations to the pancreas. Alcohol, fatty foods, certain medications, and sometimes even just any foods can cause continued problems. Pancreatitis can be very serious and for this reason should be managed by a doctor. If you have been treated and still having pain, see your doctor. Go in good health. ...Read more

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What does chronic pancreatitis feel like? How long do periods of it last?

What does chronic pancreatitis feel like? How long do periods of it last?

See answer: The pain is epigastric, dull, radiating to the back, diminished by sitting forward, worse approximately 30 minutes after eating. The attacks usually last less than 10 days with pain free intervals lasting months to more than a year. Later on the pain can become more continuous.(20% of patients don't experience pain), and symptoms of malabsorption such as greasy or loose stools can develop. ...Read more

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Nerve block for pancreatitis, how long do they last, and are they numbing or do they have an uncomfortable feeling?

Nerve block for pancreatitis, how long do they last, and are they numbing or do they have an uncomfortable feeling?

It varies: ? Percutaneous block ? Operative injection ? Agents used ? Injection site reaction/ complication? It has been shown to be an useful adjunct for some patients, not for all. ...Read more

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Had mild pancreatitis last wk, pain gone now but CT scan still showed inflammation around the pancreas, how long does it take the inflam to go away?

Had mild pancreatitis last wk, pain gone now but CT scan still showed inflammation around the pancreas, how long does it take the inflam to go away?

Weeks: After an attack of pancreatitis the ct scan findings of inflammation can often last weeks after the pain is gone. No big deal. No need to keep checking ct scans unless the doctor is looking for something else. The biggest question is ..What was the reason you got pancreatitis ? This is important so you don't get it again. Continue with the work up with your GI doctor. ...Read more

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How long does a pancreatitis grade E take to heal?

How long does a pancreatitis grade E take to heal?

Can't really give: precise answer. There are several grading/scoring systems to try to predict the severity of pancreatitis. Grade E suggests a certain appearance on CT scan called the Balthazar Grade. It must be combined with an estimate of Necrosis Percentage to get the Computed Tomography Severity Index. Grade E refers to fluid collections and is associated with moderate severity. Acute healing time: 6+ weeks ...Read more

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How long can someone with chronic pancreatitis survive?

How long can someone with chronic pancreatitis survive?

Chr. Pancreatitis: Chr pancreatitis patients can have normal life span, if symptoms are mild and there are no significant complications. If the develop, diabetes, digestive problems or go into complications like abscesses, cysts etc the life span is shorter, . ...Read more

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I had pancreatitis in the past, can I drink now if it has been a long time?

I had pancreatitis in the past, can I drink now if it has been a long time?

No: I wouldn't risk it. Nothing has changed with the pancreatitis, and in fact there may be scarring in the pancreatic duct that makes pancreatitis more likely. ...Read more

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How long does pancreatitis take to get to its serious point & what is treatment?

Not too long: Pancreatitis is a life threatening condition and based on etiology or its cause it may take hours to days to fully develop. The treatment is usually hospital based and it is mostly supportive consisting of bowel rest, iv fluids and pain control. ...Read more

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How long (days, weeks, months) does lipase stay elevated from onset of acute or chronic pancreatitis? Is Lipase elevated at end stage of pancreatitis?

How long (days, weeks, months) does lipase stay elevated from onset of acute or chronic pancreatitis? Is Lipase elevated at end stage of pancreatitis?

Lipase: The lipase level is usually elevated in acute pancreatitis, and usually not in chronic pancreatitis. It will usually remain elevated as long as the acute pancreatitis remains active, and usually decreases as the pancreatitis improves. This can take weeks, but usually does not. A lot depends on what is causing the pancreatitis, in addition. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've had two bouts of pancreatitis in 8 yrs.this last bout my WBC was up for two months.at what point does it go from acute to chronic?

Not chronic: Usually chronic pancreaitis develops from something chronically present, such as alcohol or certain drugs. I would avoid alcohol. Also I would go to a gastroenterologist to figure out you had these attacks. The prolonged elevated WBC is meaningless ...Read more

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How long after an acute pancreatitis attack do I have to get blood tests done to confirm? Pain not as bad after 1 week, will levels be elevated still?

How long after an acute pancreatitis attack do I have to get blood tests done to confirm? Pain not as bad after 1 week, will levels be elevated still?

Multiple factors: are involved. The severity of the attack, symptoms improvement, cause of the pancreatitis such as gallstones, alcohol , medication? So it depends on these variables. ...Read more

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Admitted to hospital last nite with acute pancreatitis. upon arriving lipase was 875 its 1062 today.wat happens if lipase won't stabilize?

Admitted to hospital last nite with acute pancreatitis. upon arriving lipase was 875 its 1062 today.wat happens if lipase won't stabilize?

Don'tWorryStayPositv: Don't worry, it will stabilize. You're in the hospital. They're watching you carefully and will do what's necessary to get you better. Best focus your mind on getting better. Learn why this happened, how it can be avoided in the future and what lifestyle changes may be needed. HEED THAT ADVICE. The pancreas is a mean sucker and repeated bouts of pancreatitis can be a real bummer. ...Read more

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I'm on 4mg dilaudid bid for pancreatitis after i take it i get a squeezing/can't breath feeling where my pancreas is, lasts 2-3min is this normal?

I'm on 4mg dilaudid bid for pancreatitis after i take it i get a squeezing/can't breath feeling where my pancreas is, lasts 2-3min is this normal?

Very common: And this side effect may decrease after you have been using this medication for a while. If any of these effects persist, report to your doctor for medication adjustment. Your doctor has prescribed this medication because he/she has thought that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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I've been hospitalized a week with pancreatitis. How long can I go npo before a feeding tube is needed? They keep attempting food and I keep puking

I've been hospitalized a week with pancreatitis. How long can I go npo before a feeding tube is needed? They keep attempting food and I keep puking

Abt 2 weeks w/o nutr: Depending on how healthy u were b4 d onset of pancreatitis (& how much u were eating), u r approaching d point where TPN (total parenteral nutrition, or feeding thru an IV) is attempted. If u r vomiting all foodstuff, u may need a gastric (stomach) tube but not 4 feeding (that will cause u to vomit as well). The gastric tube shd b used to drain the stomach (keep empty) & rest the pancreas. TTYD.GL ...Read more