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Is it possible for a zit not to heal for 2 or 3 months?

Is it possible for a zit not to heal for 2 or 3 months?

Yes: It depends on what you mean by not healing. If an acne bump is large it can take several months to resolve. Sometimes a hair follicle cyst can act like acne, but usually won't resolve unless it's removed by surgery. A nonhealing spot could even be a skin cancer. ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more


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What will be happen to a chalazion if it last for years without being treated?? Does it become a extra skin??? Or what?

What will be happen to a chalazion if it last for years without being treated?? Does it become a extra skin??? Or what?

Scar tissue: Left to heal on it's own, a chronic chalazion may cause a scar or discoloration. A chalazion that does not improve with warm compresses or antibiotics should be evaluated by an eye surgeon (not an optometrist!) for treatment. It i important to distinguish this from a stye which may be an infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a fractured rib not to heal after a year?

Is it possible for a fractured rib not to heal after a year?

Definitely: If a fracture doesn't heal, it is called a nonunion. For this injury, i typically obtain a plain xray first to evaluate, but more than likely, a ct scan is needed to look for the nonunion (and any other injuries). If the nonunion is painful, you may benefit from surgery. There are several centers across the us that perform this type of surgery, but not many. ...Read more

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Haven't had a period in 3 months. How thick should the endometrium be and should it be cause for worry? What is an easy way to check its thickness?

Haven't had a period in 3 months. How thick should the endometrium be and should it be cause for worry? What is an easy way to check its thickness?

Ultrasound: is the absolute best way to check endometrial thickness. There is no "should" about how thick, it depends why you skip periods: if hypogonadotropic the EM will be very thin (4 mm), if anovulatory it may be thick (15-16 mm.) Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it safe to wait 2 weeks with a broken foot, for surgery?

Is it safe to wait 2 weeks with a broken foot, for surgery?

Foot: Yes, depending on the type of fracture and the type of surgery needed. When the foot it's too swollen it is recommended to wait until the swelling comes down and it's safe to perform an open procedure; two weeks is acceptable to perform surgery. If the surgical wound is closed under a lot of tension it might open and then get infected. ...Read more

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Can a pars fracture still have healing potential after being miss diagnosed for 7 months? Or is it to late to try and heal it?

Can a pars fracture still have healing potential after being miss  diagnosed for 7 months? Or is it to late to try and heal it?

Find a MD: My advice to you as an ors is find an ors ( or neurosurgeon) and let him examine you and your x-rays / MRI . He/ she can answer all of your questions( write them down) and discuss your prognosis and treatment( observation/ hamstring stretching- repeat x-rays/ MRI in 6 months etc.)your physician can give you do' sand don'ts as far as weight lifting and other activities u will have questions about. ...Read more

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How long to does it take for a spider bite reaction to resolve, it has been 2 weeks and 2 visits to the dr and an emergency room visit and it's not getting bette

How long to does it take for a spider bite reaction to resolve, it has been 2 weeks and  2 visits  to the dr and an emergency  room visit and it's not getting bette

Variable: Spider bites vary from one species to another. Some spider bites may be a small red bump that resolves in a few days. Sometimes, a staph infection may develop, and this can be severe, requiring antibiotics and surgical debridement. Spiders which cause tissue necrosis (black widow, brown recluse) may also require surgical debridement. ...Read more

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Would it be safe for me to have a temporary crown for 2 months?

No: Temporary crown are put on so you can wait for your crown usually the average time is 2 weeks usually with temporary crown the seal is not great have it finalized. ...Read more

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After having a motorcycle accident how long after is it safe to get & adjustment? Which is better to seek treatment for this a do or a chiropractor?

After having a motorcycle accident how long after is it safe to get & adjustment?  Which is better to seek treatment for this a do or a chiropractor?

Need medical clear: I recommend a thorough evaluation of the spine and at least xrays to rule out any damage from the motorcycle before considering a manipulation that could aggravate any physical injury from the motorcycle accident. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an adult to have remnants of umbilical cord? And if so, how can it be removed?

Is it possible for an adult to have remnants of umbilical cord? And if so, how can it be removed?

Yes: Yes it is possible for a patient to have a remnant of the umbilical cord. You can go to a general surgeon for a consultation regarding possible surgical removal. ...Read more

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What is the best mouthwash to use for a gum inflammation. had it for 5 months?

What is the best mouthwash to use for a gum inflammation. had it for 5 months?

Needs check up: More information is needed for better answer. Generalized inflammation over 5 months requires check up. ...Read more

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It is now 3 months for eyebrow shaved by razor to stitch laceration and there is hair growth but not like before ,how long to be as was before ?

It is now 3 months for eyebrow shaved by razor to stitch laceration and there is hair growth but not like before ,how long to be as was before ?

Months to recover: In a 3 year old child, the hair follicles remain active and the eyebrow will usually return to normal after 4 months. As a plastic surgeon, we usually try to avoid shaving eyebrows, if possible. ...Read more

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I'm on infliximab infusions and I have an injury that maybe getting infected. Is it okay to leave it and see if it heals or see my GP? Thanks Dani UK

I'm on infliximab infusions and I have an injury that maybe getting infected. Is it okay to leave it and see if it heals or see my GP? Thanks Dani UK

Infliximab: People on this and other immune modulating medications are advised to address infections earlier rather than later. Immunosuppression can lead minor infections to rapidly become very dangerous. ...Read more

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If a deep scar is left already for a year or so, is it possible that in the distant future it will heal completely? Under which conditions?

If a deep scar is left already for a year or so, is it possible that in the distant future it will heal completely? Under which conditions?

DEEP SCAR: After a year of healin a deep scar can only de addressed surgically. You need to consult a top plastic surgeon for a consult on scar revision . ...Read more

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How long should it take for an IV port placement incision to heal? Is it normal for it to be itchy?

How long should it take for an IV port placement incision to heal? Is it normal for it to be itchy?

7 days: Healing following port placement is about a week, and that is when sutures are generally removed, although many surgeons close wounds with subcuticular sutures which dissolve with time, and don't require removal. Itching in newly healing wounds is quite common, and avoid scratching for it may result in hypertrophic scar, even keloid formation. ...Read more

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How probable is it for me, 30m, relatively healthy to have a blood clot in my calf? (DVT). And if it is DVT, will it go away or do I need a doctor?

How probable is it for me, 30m, relatively healthy to have a blood clot in my calf? (DVT). And if it is DVT, will it go away or do I need a doctor?

Dvt: Depends but in order to make itself feel more comfortable venous duplex ultrasound (Doppler-sonography) would make the diagnosis or rule out that diagnosis. Antecedent factors could be vigorous physical activity, or recent airplane travel. ...Read more

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