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My cellulitis symptoms lasted a week and disappeared completely a month ago, Could it come back?

My cellulitis symptoms lasted a week and disappeared completely a month ago, Could it come back?

Red,hot,swollen: If you had cellulitis one month ago, unless you reinfect yourself, it should not reappear. Sometimes, if you scratch yourself with dirty nails, or with an object that is not clean, the cellulitis may return. Wash well with soap and water and don't scratch. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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Will cellulitis come back? How can I prevent this?

Will cellulitis come back? How can I prevent this?

What's the cause ??: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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How can I keep cellulitis from coming back? I got it for the first time about two years ago, and the antibiotics the doctor gave me worked. Then it came back six months later. The antibiotics worked, but not as good. Now it’s coming back every three or fo

How can I keep cellulitis from coming back? I got it for the first time about two years ago, and the antibiotics the doctor gave me worked. Then it came back six months later. The antibiotics worked, but not as good. Now it’s coming back every three or fo

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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How common for the first mammogram to come back abnormal?

How common for the first mammogram to come back abnormal?

Abnormal baseline: A recent large study found that the overall percentage of recalls(extra views) for nonbaseline mammograms was 11.5% (range, 9.6 %-24.9%), and the overall percentage of recalls for baseline exams was almost three times as high, at 28.4% (range, 18.4%-60.3%).

Biopsy recommendations following diagnostic workups were also greater for baseline (5.2%) than nonbaseline (1.8%) exams. ...Read more

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Is it common for chest contusion pain to go away after 3 months, then come back after a couple of weeks of no pain?

Is it common for chest contusion pain to go away after 3 months, then come back after a couple of weeks of no pain?

Rib pain: Often trauma to the ribs or simply coughing hard or lifting something the wrong way may cause the little muscles between the ribs to spasm and may misalign their connection to the spine or sternum. If the joint is not aligned again it may cause recurrent pain. I would suggest seeing someone such as an osteopathic doctor who manipulates, or a chiropractor or physical therapist. ...Read more

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How common is it for cervical cancer to come back after a cone biopsy?

How common is it for cervical cancer to come back after a cone biopsy?

Not common. : The answer depends on what procedue(cold knife cone) or leep procedure was done. Surveillance for up to one year with repeat pap and colposcopy screening helps determine if disease persists or recurs. Another helpful tip comes from the pathologist. If the diseased area removed has "negative margins" your risk of persistent disease is low. Avoid getting another hpv infection too! ...Read more

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If you are hypothyroid, can a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

If you are hypothyroid, can a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

YES: There is a type of hypothyroidism that is caused by a virus, most likely related to the common cold virus. If your symptoms become worse, you need to increase the amount of thyroid medication that you are taking. I hope this is helpful for you! ...Read more

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If you are hypothyroid, could a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

If you are hypothyroid, could a common cold make your old thyroid symptoms come back?

YES: There is a type of hypothyroidism that is caused by a virus, most likely related to the common cold virus. If your symptoms become worse, you need to increase the amount of thyroid medication that you are taking. I hope this is helpful for you! ...Read more

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After pregnancy I developed hives which lasted for 4 years until I fell pregnant again, then again after birth they have come back is this common?

After pregnancy I developed hives which lasted for 4 years until I fell pregnant again, then again after birth they have come back is this common?

Happens: Chronic urticaria is a great mystery and ongoing research into is pathophysiology still has not elucidated all the answers. It may be a certain hormonal balance that influences your urticaria. Treatment is the same no matter what, a daily antihistamine. If you are pregnant or breasfeeding, zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) are good choices. ...Read more

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How common is it for milk to come back in? I stooped breast feeding two months ago and my milk came back in this past weekend? Should I be worried?

How common is it for milk to come back in? I stooped breast feeding two months ago and my milk came back in this past weekend? Should I be worried?

Quite common!: Milk production can continue in the breast for a few months, occasionally uo to a year, in a woman who has recently stopped breastfeeding. The production may increase during times of breast stimulation and even arousal. You should notice that the amount being produced should diminish with time. If no improvement in a few months, see your ob/ gyn. ...Read more

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How often does bladder cancer come back? After successful bladder cancer treatment, is it common for it to come back? Can it grow back as a metastatic cancer even after having your whole bladder removed?

How often does bladder cancer come back? After successful bladder cancer treatment, is it common for it to come back? Can it grow back as a metastatic cancer even after having your whole bladder removed?

Stage dependent: It depends on the stage and type of bladder cancer when it was diagnosed as well as whether all recommended treatments wee taken. It can metastasize and that is why some patients need chemotherapy whennsafenafter surgery. It takes only remnant microscopic cells to have leaked out before surgery for it to get into the blood stream or outside the bladder. Stats are stage and path dependent. ...Read more

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I had a swab done at my 6 week postpartum check and it has come back showing I have a streptococcus infection in my vagina — is this common?

I had a swab done at my 6 week postpartum check and it has come back showing I have a streptococcus infection in my vagina — is this common?

Yes very common: If you have been found to have this in your vaginal culture in the pAst,then you're what we call a colonizer. We only treat you in situations like prior to delivery,to prevent neonatal infection. ...Read more

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Can osteomyletis come back?

Can osteomyletis come back?

Absolutely: Cure is rare recurrent infx is the rule. ...Read more

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Will pyomyositis come back?

Will pyomyositis come back?

Potentially: Yes, potentially. Depends on your host status (diabetes, vascular disease) and your immune system function. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis come back?

Can endometriosis come back?

YES: It is a chronic condition. So it gets better and worse and varies over time. It can get worse even after surgery. It really requires a combination of medical and surgical therapy over time. ...Read more

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How can psoriasis come back?

How can psoriasis come back?

Treatment, not cure: Autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are treatable but not curable. They can recur at any time. ...Read more

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What causes headlice to come back?

What causes headlice to come back?

Hatching/re-exposure: You may have missed some existing egg casings attached to the hair with earlier treatment. They can resist some forms of treatment, hatch and become mature within 10 days. They will they lay eggs and start over. You can also be re-exposed to a source and start over. ...Read more

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Could enamel really never come back?

Could enamel really never come back?

Yes never: Enamel is only formed from the tooth bud prior to eruption.

In the future if we learn through stem cell research how Beavers grow more enamel or Sharks grow more teeth than this answer will change. ...Read more

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Could cervicitis come back once it's gone?

Could cervicitis come back once it's gone?

Possibly: Cervicitis is inflammation of the cervix, usually caused by a bacterial infection of the cervix. It can cause spotting and an unusual discharge. It is often treated with antibiotics. It can come back, but you will probably need an examination to know for sure. ...Read more

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Once you have kawasakis, can it come back at all?

Yes, but rare: Recurrence has been reported, although rare, but should be contemplated, check this link, good luck http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11227331 ...Read more

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Do goiters go away and never come back if treated?

Do goiters go away and never come back if treated?

Thyroid : I assume you're talking about a thyroid goiter. If you happen to have an under active thyroid gland, then replacement therapy with a medication like levothyroxine can help reduce the size of a goiter. This would require lifelong therapy. If you had a growth in the gland, then this might require surgery. This would remove the goiter permanently. You should go see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is there a possible that psoriases never come back?

Is there a possible that psoriases never come back?

Not likely: Maria,

Psoriasis is a type of autoimmune skin rash. Since it is an autoimmune disease, most people have it for life. Treatments are available which reduce the symptoms and will improve your quality of life. See your doctor in order to decide if you are a candidate for those treatments. Hope this helps! ...Read more