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How Long Should Water Intoxication Last
I was given two bags of IV fluids after CT with contrast, how long for the fluids to leave body? Worried about water intoxication
I have massive headache for 10 days from water intoxication . Can i make MRI now and how long time to detect a cerebral edema or other
harms in MRI ?
?reason for MRI?: Were you already diagnosed as having water intoxication? Do you have abnormalities of electrolyte, such as sodium, dysfnctn, or kidney changes? Is this the first time you have had a headache? Has a doctor discussed possibility of migraine? Not clear to me that an MRI is either indicated or would be of value. Suggest you see a neurologist, as you might need lumbar puncture. ...Read more
Is a week enough to view changes in MRI or CT scan from water intoxication or what ? And how long period is enough to being detect in MRI scan?
How long period is enough to being detect a cerebral edema or any other hurts to the brain from water intoxication in MRI scan ? I have bad headach
Confusion: Confusion and disorientation are the two most common presetning symptoms. ...Read more
Can be very serious: Hi. The body can handle quite a bit of water with no problem, as long as you have healthy kidneys and pituitary function. When water is consumed beyond the body's ability to handle it, salts in the blood and the body's cells become diluted. This can have disastrous consequences, neurological for the most part, and can lead to brain edema, swelling, and death. Something so simple can be so toxic. ...Read more
Diluting sodium leve: Water consumed in very large quantity can be poisnous.It only happens during water drinking cotests and drinking water after strenous exercise when there is loss of salt and just drinking water will dilute the sodium more.It can also happen in certain medical conditions causing hyponatremia. Causes swelling in brain .Causes headache, confusion, irritability and drowsines, seizures, coma and death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the size of the person and the rate of ingestion but somewhere in range of four to six liters in a short period of time can substantially drop sodium level. ...Read more
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