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Is thrush this painful and how long does it last?

Is thrush this painful and how long does it last?

Usually not too bad: Thrush is oral candidiasis (fungus) and most of the time it is sore/uncomfortable. In severe cases symptoms can be severe because of excessive inflammation (mucositis). Predisposing factors: recent antibiotics and/or steroid uses--common with asthma/copd inhalers etc, .Also, immunosuppressive states such as cancer/chemom, HIV etc.. Usually easily treated in 7-10 days. Consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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Oral Thrush (Definition)

Oral thrush or oral candidiasis is a yeast infection of the mouth. White plaques are present on the inner side of cheeks of the mouth. The tongue may also have a white coat. Treatment is by antifungal liquid, tablets or troches. Thrush can occur when the normal flora of the mouth is disturbed such as during antibiotics, oral ...Read more


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What is bursitis and how long does it last?

What is bursitis and how long does it last?

See details: Bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, these are fluid filled sac that reduce friction at points muscles or tendon pass across bone. There are over 150 bursas in body. Bursitis can resolve with time but it may need to be treated to have it resolve. ...Read more

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What is letdown, and how long does it last?

What is letdown, and how long does it last?

Milk ejection reflex: As the baby latches on and suckes, the body releases a hormone called oxytocin. This hormone signals the muscles in the ducts to contract and move the milk out of the breast to the baby. Moms may experience tingling at the onset that may last about a minute. Let down will last as long as you nurse. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Pityriasis Rosea and it is SEVERELY ITCHY!!! Is that normal? How can I reduce itchiness and how long does this last?

I was diagnosed with Pityriasis Rosea and it is SEVERELY ITCHY!!! Is that normal? How can I reduce itchiness and how long does this last?

Variable: Only about the people get itching. It can last a few weeks. If it is troublesome your doctor could prescribe a steroid ointment or you could use one of the over the counter ones. You may consult this site for info: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/pityriasis-rosea-topic-overview#2 ...Read more

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Does it itch? Is it widespread? Does it last just a day? Is it possible for it to appear after 7wks post?

Does it itch? Is it widespread? Does it last just a day? Is it possible for it to appear after 7wks post?

What is "it"?: What is "it" that you're worried about? And 7wks after what? Please be more specific when you re-post your question. ...Read more

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What does morphine withdrawal feel like? Is it painful? How long does it last?

What does morphine withdrawal feel like? Is it painful? How long does it last?

Bad... Days-Months: There is no way to get around opioid withdrawal: It sucks. You feel like you have the worst flu in the world coupled with whatever hurts hurting more, possible delusions, sweats, shakes, nausea, diarrhea.... Many good reasons to SLOWLY detox from morphine with help from a professional even if you got hooked illicitly. We can help. The worst is for a few days but it can take weeks to months. ...Read more

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What does morphine withdrawal feel like? Is it painful? How long does it last?

What does morphine withdrawal feel like? Is it painful? How long does it last?

Bad... Days-Months: There is no way to get around opioid withdrawal: It sucks. You feel like you have the worst flu in the world coupled with whatever hurts hurting more, possible delusions, sweats, shakes, nausea, diarrhea.... Many good reasons to SLOWLY detox from morphine with help from a professional even if you got hooked illicitly. We can help. The worst is for a few days but it can take weeks to months. ...Read more

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I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

I have hematoma after gallbladder surgery. Don't know how big it is. How long does it usually take for the body to absorb it and why does it happen?

About Six Weeks: Hematomas are quite common after surgery.It is just collection of blood which gets clotted after the surgery and with time liquefies and gets absorped in the blood stream. Most hematomas do not require any treatment and resolve by itself.But sometime if they are large and pressing on some organ/ structure or it gets infected,then it has to be drained and treated appropriately.Discuss with Surgeon ...Read more

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How long does the pain last after an osteotomy? I'm worried about pain after my osteotomy. How bad is it and how long does it last? .

How long does the pain last after an osteotomy? I'm worried about pain after my osteotomy. How bad is it and how long does it last?

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Osteotomy: First it would be nice to know where the proposed osteotomy will be and why . Then we can present a reasonable estimate as to pain levels. Keep in mind that everyone's tolerance of pain is different . Speak to your surgeon about this and any concerns. ...Read more

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Is it painful to have a rhinoseptoplasty and how long does it take to recover?

Is it painful to have a rhinoseptoplasty and how long does it take to recover?

2-4 weeks: As with any surgical procedure some discomfort is expected, to nasal surgey in particular expect discomfort usually controlled with pain pills . In general should expect the following: 1- pain/discomfort 7-10 days. 2- facial swelling/bruising 7-10 days 3- nasal/sinus congestion x 7 days 4- nosebleed 3-5 days. 5- no heavy lifting/blowing nose x 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have swollen testical after vasectomy. Is this normal? How long does it last?

I have swollen testical after vasectomy. Is this normal? How long does it last?

Swelling: Bleeding can occur after vasectomy, depending on severity it can resolve in a few days to several weeks. Infection or inflammation can occur that may require bed rest, nsaids or antibiotics. Talk to the surgeon, he should be able to help you.. ...Read more

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How long can tonsillitis last if it is not treated?

How long can tonsillitis last if it is not treated?

See your doctor: If there hasn't been any resolution for a month, see your doctor. He/she should be able to diagnose and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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How long can a stress rash last and where does it generally start?

How long can a stress rash last and where does it generally start?

Rash: A rash should be examined. What may be observed as a stress rash might actually be something else. Or you could upload a picture of your rash. ...Read more

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How big does a groin hernia and how dangerous is it it is so painful?

How big does a groin hernia and how dangerous is it it is so painful?

Here are some...: Nowadays, most cases of inguinal hernia are barely visible as a bulging spot at groin but easily palpable with a professional finger after detailed history taking as well as usually painless until occasional irreversible sliding-down into the hernial sac of abdominal contents occurs. So, seek evaluation vigilantly whenever increasing constant pain with inguinal bulging develops & progresses. ...Read more

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How long does a cold type virus last in your system before it dies? Does it phase out on its on or does it have to be killed?

How long does a cold type virus last in your system before it dies? Does it phase out on its on or does it have to be killed?

Depends on virus : Most " colds" are caused by viruses and can last from a few days to weeks depending on which virus is the culprit. Most have no treatment to kill the virus and you just have to wait for it to run its course. Some viral infections like the flu have a specific treatment called tamifllu but it has to be taken within the first two days to help. Antibiotics are not helpful for viral infections. ...Read more

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How much blood is there in implantion bleeding and how long does it last? What is the texture and what does it look like?

How much blood is there in implantion bleeding and how long does it last? What is the texture and what does it look like?

Not: Implantation bleeding is light, sporadic and unpredictable, doesn't happen at all in most cases. Sorry, the internet gossip makes a big deal about this but its 98% myth. ...Read more

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I have tendintis in my foot is it condisered a disabilty and how long does it last?

I have tendintis in my foot is it condisered a disabilty and how long does it last?

By most standards: It is not considered a disability. Depending on how bad and what your doing for it, will play a role in knowing when it gets better. A disability is when you don't have the ability.......So by true definition one may have a disabilty. For work or things like that usually there are certain requirements to meet. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have period twice while breastfeeding how long does it last?

Is  it normal to have period twice while breastfeeding  how long does it  last?

Yes: It's normal to have spotting, irregular bleeding, all types of irregular cycles, basically, when one is breastfeeding. Typically in the first 6 months, you won't ovulate, and hormone of breastfeeding, prolactin, influences estrogen and progesterone, the normal hormones of cycle. Unclear how long it will last. Different for every woman. Enjoy bonding with baby! ...Read more

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What can cause a sore thumb, and how long does it take for it to heal?

What can cause a sore thumb, and how long does it take for it to heal?

Need more info.: Sore thumb could be from a sprain/ fracture/ bruise / overuse etc. So if severe see your doctor and they could find the cause for you. ...Read more

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Candidiasis (Definition)

Candidiasis is an infection caused by a specific group of fungi or yeast that usually occur in warm, moist parts of the body. Common symptoms include ...Read more


Thrush (Definition)

A yeast infection of the mucus membrane lining ...Read more