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Recurrence Of Gastroenteritis
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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