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Recovering After Urosepsis
Not recommended.: Acute alcoholic pancreatitis is a very serious disease, which can even be fatal in many instances. The fact that you have recovered from your previous episode does not mean you are not at risk of developing it again, and a repeat episode could be worse. Although you might get away with it, the potential risks if you don't are so severe that I would recommend not drinking again. Good luck. ...Read more
Urine stream extremely weak after cystourethroscopy with hydro...Bladder had possible moderate glomeration before procedure..How long recovery?
Slow stream: When you hydrodilate the bladder you stretch the bladder muscle which make weaken its contractility temporarily. In a male who may have an enlarged prostate it may cause resistance to flow and therefore a weak stream. The question I have is what led to hydrodilation of your bladder. Glomerular ions are seen with interstitial cystitis but maybe just result of overstretching the bladder. ...Read more
I had a hiatal hernia repair done approximately 12 months ago. not long after had c-diff and hospitalized due to nausea diarrhea acute kidney failure.
See description: but the question is missing. Please resubmit with a specific question. ...Read more
Usually: Some gallbladder surgery is done for less than clear indications - as a last resort to fixing pains that can't be explained. These kinds of cases have about 15-20% risk that they will not "cure" the problem - even if perfect surgery is performed for you! if you don't fit that category, pain usually subsides and resolves within a few weeks. ...Read more
How long after battling foodborne botulism, clostridial sepsis, and ARDS will i begin feeling normal again, and regain strength?
See below: The answer for your question can be incredibly complex as your combined illnesses were very serious and complex. There is no way to predict how long your recovery may take as this depends on age, prior health status, coexisting med conditions and ability to heal. My rec is to have frequent follow ups with you physician according to their recs as they know your history. Best wishes recovering! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not too bad: Overall recovery is not too bad. You'll need to limit activity - lifting etc - but other than protecting your remaining kidney, recovery is hopefuly quick and uneventful. ...Read more
Question not clear: Are you asking if a newborn can get pneumonia after being in the hospital for a week? If so, yes. Hospital acquired pneumonias are common, even in infants, particularly if the infant is being hospitalized for another issue. If you are asking whether a newborn can still have pneumonia after being treated for a week the answer is also yes, but the reasons would have to come from the pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Husband had acute liver failure, septic a year ago has cirrhosis .and still drinking alcohol. whats the risk of acute failure again? how soon?
Very serious!: Cirrhosis is a very serious condition, whether acute or chronic. The danger of chronic cirrhosis is the liver will become "fatty" and will not function properly. The liver filters the blood of toxins and medications, as well as break down fats and proteins, and is also responsible for blood clotting. When someone with acute cirrhosis continues to drink alcohol, the liver will be destroyed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Untreated, it's fast: As short as an hour if we don't get effective treatment. Treated, it's quite survivable most of the time. ...Read more
Hospitalized w/sepsis 3wks ago,released after 5 days w/smz for 2wks.Had a cold last week,now throat infection this wk.Is my immune sys still weakened?
Rulr out infection: Could be a UTI or a respiratory infection. Check with your dr. ...Read more
Pain after alcohol in heart after drinking half a bottle of vodka pain persist after 2 days can i recover fully from it?
1/2 bottle Vodka: Looks like you have already recovered. However, you would be very stupid to carry on with this behavior. One drink is fine but 1/2 bottle is crazy! ...Read more
My father is just about recovering from a severe sepsis infection that included septic shock. Still has low grade fever. How long does recovery take?
Sepsis: It can certainly depend on the etiology of the sepsis and the degree of organ dysfunction that occurred. Some recover fully, some take weeks, some never quite recover organ function and cardiac, pulmonary, brain and kidney function may be impaired afterwards. If he is still with fever days/weeks into therapy, i would make sure he has been evaluated for endocarditis with blood cultures and an echo. ...Read more
Dad got pneumonia after surgery 4 months ago. When antibiotics are stopped he gets sick. Dr said 50/50 chance of recovery. How does pneumonia kill?
Destroys lung tissue: Pneumonia destroys the lung tissue which then destroys the gas exchange areas so carbon dioxide does not leave and oxygen does not enter in the bloodstream as well as a normal Lung woud. Repeated pneumonia infections can cause destruction of such areas. When someone has repeated pneumonias within a certain amount of time be it one month two months three months four months five months six months then the risk of worsening lung destruction occurs ...Read more
NOT UNEXPECTED: Pancreatitis is a severe inflammatory response in the pancreas, usually associated with gallstones or alcohol consumption. The gallbladder should be removed, if this is the source. Regardless, this is a very stressful condition, and is comparable to a 40-50 % body burn, so some fatigue is to be expected. Get your rest, eat a low fat diet, and avoid alcohol, for now. Keep in touch with your doctor. ...Read more