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Is It Possible To Survive Without Scarring After Having Chickenpox
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
No and Yes: The vaccination your referring to is the Meningococcal vaccine which protects you against bacterial meningitis. This vaccine will only prophylaxis against bacterial and not viral meningitis. You can get viral meningitis and any point and many different viruses can cause the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to carry to full term after having a myommectomy & removal of endomitriosis 6 months prior?
Yes: It's possible but it requires strict surveillance. ...Read more
Is it possible for STD symptoms to occur months after intercourse? Is it possible to begin showing symptoms of an STD 9 months after intercourse, while not being involved with anyone sexually during that time frame, or is my friend simply being paranoid.
Yes, : Yes, depending on the type of sexually transmitted disease. An example is chlamydia which can be "silent" while doing damage for long periods. ...Read more
Yes: It depends mainly on the degree of injury. Some minor spleen injuries or fractures do heal without surgery, especially in children. Deeper or more extensive spleen injures may not heal without surgery though. Also if excess bleeding occurs requiring too many blood transfusions, then surgery may also be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: Chickenpox usually precedes shingles by many years or decades. However, chicken pox can be very mild, and not diagnosed, or the illness may be forgotten. An infection with chicken pox virus, whether a classical illness with many lesions, or a few lesions, always precedes shingles. A shingles vaccine or adults over 50 or 60 years, reduces the severity and incidence of shingles. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long can lyme disease be in your system without you knowing it? Is it possible to be in there hiding for years until it gets more serious?
Usually within weeks: Usually weeks , months and years. A good website to review is: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/lyme-disease/basics/symptoms/con-20019701 The timing will depend on which body systems are invovled ...Read more
How likely is it for someone to develop myocarditis after a cold/flu? Female 28yo not pregnant, worried. How to prevent?
Is TB lymphadenitis contagious? Will it spread to fetus or will baby get TB in future? Is there a possibility of relapse after six months of treatment
Tuberculosis in preg: When pregnant with active tuberculosis,you should be treated for at least 9 months total, regardless of your treatment start date, & through pregnancy. Your baby is at risk for serious problems if you do not get treated, and could even die. It is very important to take your medication exactly as prescribed, and if it does not work, to switch to a second line medication. Take Vitamin B6 daily. ...Read more
Is it still possible to produce a child after having chlamydia for almost 2 years before treatment?
How likely is to present symptoms of rabies after a year of being scratched. Can something be done still to prevent the disease?
Yes: Up until the present pertussis vaccine was released, it was not given after the age of 6 due to the many side effects of the whole cell vaccine.Teens and adults with waining immunity often developed the "100 days cough" as the pertussis is often called.Today the acellular pertussis can be given to teens and adults and cut their risk and prevent the spread in the community. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If a man has had his entire prostate removed, the he will not ejaculate and therefore not get anyone pregnant in the traditional way. It might be possible to have sperm harvested from the epididymis by a fertility specialist. If the prostate has been trimmed out (a turp), retrograde ejaculation occurs. Pregnancy would be extremely unlikely, but might be accomplished with assisted reproduction. ...Read more
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