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What is the likelihood of a relapse with clostridium difficile infections?

What is the likelihood of a relapse with clostridium difficile infections?

Common: There is a small percentage of c. Dificile infections that recur so it does happen. However with newer treatments it happens less. You may want to look into sarcomyces boullardi[(forgive me if mispelled) or florastor which for a long time was used in europe to treat c. Dif infections...With huge success. Check out your local healthfood store; or ask your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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What is the likelihood of cancer recurrence?

What is the likelihood of cancer recurrence?

Many possibilities: Recurrence following removal of a cancer is a reflection of tumor cells having spread before initial treatment. The latter, results in reappearance of disease based on the type of malignancy, its size, duration of growth and histologic grade. With pancreatic cancer it is better than 90% even if completely removed. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis?

What are the symptoms of viral gastroenteritis?

Hukes and spews 2: By definition, there has to be nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. It can also include abdominal pain, cramping, occasionally fever, and occasionally blood in the vomit or stool. ...Read more

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What are the chances of long-term survival after a third recurrence of ovarian cancer?

What are the chances of long-term survival after a third recurrence of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer : Ovarian cancer is a very serious often terminal disease. Gyn oncologists now treat it as a chronic, serious disease. However, with proper care more and more patient are living 5 years and more. Depending on the tumor's responsiveness to surgery and chemo, survival can be several years even after a 3rd, 4th or 5th recurrence. ...Read more

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What are the chances of recurrence of ovarian cancer?

What are the chances of recurrence of ovarian cancer?

It depends: It is dependent on Stage of cancer when first treated. For those who had treatment for stage 3/4 the risk of recurrence is quite high()>50%). it is much lower for stage 1/2. ...Read more

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Chance of fully recover after 1 episode of acute pancreatitis with unknown reason. And chance of recurrent?

Chance of fully recover after 1 episode of acute pancreatitis with unknown reason. And chance of recurrent?

Yes: There is a great chance to recover, specially if precipitating factors are transient. (like viral) other factors for attack should be evaluated by the gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Are the risks of gastric relapse of chrohns high after prednisone treatment?

Are the risks of gastric relapse of chrohns high after prednisone treatment?

Gastric Crohn's : There is always a risk of relapse of Crohn's disease, no matter which part of the digestive tract it is in. Treatment with prednisone does not increase the chances of a relapse. It is impossible to predict what the odds of a relapse are, since Crohn's disease is not very predictable in any patient. I would discuss this question with your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of breast cancer recurrence?

What is the likelihood of breast cancer recurrence?

Variable.: Breast cancer may recur either in the breast ("local recurrence") or elsewhere in the body (distant metastasis). The risk of metastasis varies from very low to high, and is correlated with the stage of the cancer; the stage is associated with the size of the cancer and lymph node involvement. Local recurrence following lumpectomy and radiation therapy is less than 5%. ...Read more

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What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurence?

What are the chances of a pneumonia reoccurence?

DependS: If healthy and under 65 not likely. If not healthy (lung disease, heart disease, on chemo, frequent hospitalization) over age 65 then pneumonia recurrences are higher. Get immunizations (pneumonia, flu, tdap). ...Read more

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What are the chances of a germ cell tumor reoccurrence after remission?

What are the chances of a germ cell tumor reoccurrence after remission?

Depends: Germ cell tumors of the ovary generally have a good prognosis. Although advanced stages are more likely to relapse, it may also depend on the kind of tumor pathology. Get more detailed information from the nci: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/pdq/treatment/ovarian-germ-cell/healthprofessional/page1/allpages. ...Read more

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How is the frequency of recurrence and severity of ocular HSV-2 compared to the frequency of recurrence and severity of ocular HSV-1?

How is the frequency of recurrence and severity of ocular HSV-2 compared to the frequency of recurrence and severity of ocular HSV-1?

No difference : When we think of Herpes and the eye, HSV1 and 2 are lumped into the same category vs. VZV which is shingles. In regards to recurrence, if you are not immunocompromised the odds of recurrence is very small with Shingles recurring more than the herpes virus. If you are prone to recurrence, you can be started on Acylovir 400mg 1x per day for maintenance and the outbreak will be much less severe. ...Read more

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Why is the reccurence of colon cancer in T4 high?

Why is the reccurence of colon cancer in T4 high?

Larger tumor: A T4 tumor is simply a tumor that has invaded more deeply through the colon wall than other tumors (t1 - t3). T4 tumors invade all the way through the colon wall and may even invade other structures. Because the tumor has gotten through the colon wall, it is more likely to have deposited cells in other tissues making recurrence more likely. ...Read more

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What is the probiotic therapy in treatment of rota-virus gastroenteritis ?

What is the probiotic therapy in treatment of rota-virus gastroenteritis ?

Bifidobacter: A study done on 75 people in istanbul compared sacromyces boulardii and bifidobacter against nothing in children who got rotavirus. Both sacro b and bifidobacter helped improve more than nothing. So probably any probiotic would be better than nothing. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of clostridium difficile infection?

What are the symptoms of clostridium difficile infection?

Fever diarrhea: C. Difficile is a common bacteria that causes problems when the norm/friendly gut bacteria is weakened or gone due to antibiotics usually. Symptoms are abdominal pain, fever, diarrhea, often with blood present. It can be a serious and even deadly infection, so please get checked if you have these symptoms. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a symptom of urinary track infection?

Is diarrhea a symptom of urinary track infection?

Possibly: but usually the classic symptoms would be urinary burning, frequency, urgency, with change in color or odor of urine. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more