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Is It Common For Celluitis To Come Back
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
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 its 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
I had periorbital cellulitis of my eyelid and was hospitalized in Dec for iv antibiotics it feels like it's coming back what are the chances of this?
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
Certainly: Fast acceleration or deceleration can bring back symptoms of an old neck injury. ...Read more
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
I was on pill to prevent cyst recurrence, but decided to stop pill since cysts repeatedly come back and period never got lighter. Is this common?
Ovarian cysts: Some treatments work better than others. I would get a check up with a gyn specialist and try another treatment. ...Read more
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
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
My 13 yr old has a 23cm ovarian cyst that is causing a blockage in her kidney, is this common? When removed will it come back
See below: This is uncommon to have such a large one. Typically, when removed, they do not recur. ...Read more
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
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
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?
How long does it take for a pertussis test swab to come back? Is a sore throat common with a 5-year-old?
Preliminary result will be available but final result will take
Final may take 5to7 days ...Read more
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
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
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
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