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What happens if the biliary atresia is left untreated?

What happens if the biliary atresia is left untreated?

Liver failure: True biliary atresia with chronic biliary retention causes cirrhosis (scarring) of the liver, leads to liver failure, unless treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Faisal Qureshi
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Biliary Atresia (Definition)

Biliary atresia abnormal biliary tract that block bile from moving from liver to intestine. Bile backs up in the liver causing scarring and damage to liver cells.Symptoms become apparent from 2 - 8 weeks of age Below is a website with more information ...Read more


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What happens if an appendicitis is left untreated?

What happens if an appendicitis is left untreated?

Death: It will eventually rupture, spread infection around your belly and cause a systemic infection that can lead to death. ...Read more

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What will happen if giardiasis is left untreated?

What will happen if giardiasis is left untreated?

Poor growth: Some individuals will shed the parasite in 2-3 wks without rx & do well but half develop recurrent diarrhea. The effect on the intestine often leads to poor absorbtion of nutrients and subsequent weight loss. It can cause failure to thrive in infants. ...Read more

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What happens if skin cancer is left untreated?

What happens if skin cancer is left untreated?

It will spread: Different cancers spread differently. All cancers will grow locally and cause damage to nearby structures. Cancers can spread to lymph nodes which drain a particular body area as well (i.e. Squamous cell, and melanoma). Some cancers (particularly melanoma) will jump to distant sites early (brain, lung, liver, etc). This is distant metastasis, and imparts poor prognosis. ...Read more

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What happens if a prolapsed uterus is left untreated?

What happens if a prolapsed uterus is left untreated?

What did your gyn: Say ? It depends how bad the prolapse is, if not that bad may not cause much problems, if bad can cause problems urinating or with bowel movements, can cause pain, and if it is so bad it is prolapsing out of the vagina it could get ulcerated or infected please discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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What happens if sciatica is left untreated?

What happens if sciatica is left untreated?

typically resolves: Sciatica pain is often self-limited and resolves over time with conservative care, including physical therapy and anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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What happens if hypogonadism is left untreated?

What happens if hypogonadism is left untreated?

Bone loss, ED: There are many symptoms from low testosterone level (ie hypogoandsim). These include hot flashes, irritability, erectile dysfunction, poor sleep, decreased libido (sex-drive) and bone density loss. Many of these symptoms are reversed or halted with appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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What happens if a UTI is left untreated?

What happens if a UTI is left untreated?

UTI: Not being more specific and not knowing your symptoms is difficult to predict. Simplr bladder infections cn many times be cleared by just drinking fluids and and voiding to wash bacteria out of your bladder. More severe infections can spread to your kidneys and make you very sick, fever, chills, etc. The short answer is get checked and get treated. ...Read more

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What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

What happens if gonorrhea is left untreated?

Infertility: Gonorrhea is an std, reportable to state health agencies which require treatment.If not treated, it can be passed on to other parners. In women, it can cause infection in the tubes and ovaries, pelvic scarring, and infertility. It can cuase a serious infection in the pelvis leading to hospitalization, and can lead to hysterectomy and removal of tubes and ovaries, a young woman's nightmare. ...Read more

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What happens if thyroid cancer is left untreated?

What happens if thyroid cancer is left  untreated?

Thyroid cancer: Potentially good prognosis on treated patients depending on type. If left untreated can grow locally or can spread to other places. ...Read more

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What happens if ulcerative colitis/proctitis is left untreated?

What happens if ulcerative colitis/proctitis is left untreated?

Ulcerative Colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the colon. Symptoms include diarrhea, bloody stools, abdominal pains and more. If left untreated these symptoms go unchecked. It can lead to anemia, weight loss and malnutrition. Long standing UC can increase the risk of colon cancer and other symptoms outside of the intestines. ...Read more

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What happens when a uterine infection is left untreated?

What happens when a uterine infection is left untreated?

Uterine infection: A uterine infection which isnt treated can advance to the fallopian tubes and ovaries causing scarring and damage. Kidney involvement can also occur. ...Read more

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What will happen if sinusitis is left untreated?

What will happen if sinusitis is left untreated?

Complications rare..: Bad things can happen like infection spreading to the cheek, eye or brain, but this is rare nowadays with antibiotics. If you have a cold that lasts for over ten days, is associated with vision changes, or any serious symptoms, get seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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What happens if gout is left untreated?

What happens if gout is left untreated?

Pain: You will have chronic pain and it could manifest in the bones causing bone and joint damage. ...Read more

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What happens when a bleeding ulcer is left untreated?

What happens when a bleeding ulcer is left untreated?

Not a good idea.: Ulcers that bleed have eroded into a blood vessel. Small blood vessel may spontaneously stop bleeding, while larger ones may require endoscopy or surgery. Even when the bleeding stops by itself, the ulcer should be treated to prevent further bleeding or perforation. Medications can be very effective. The first step is to contact your doctor or a gastroenterologist for a history, physical and test. ...Read more

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What happens if a heart murmur is left untreated, what happens?

What happens if a heart murmur is left untreated, what happens?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the heart murmur. Some are "benign" and should be left alone. Others are serious. ...Read more

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What happens if a thyroid problem is left untreated?

What happens if a thyroid problem is left untreated?

You suffer: Either too high or too low a thyroid hormone level can damage your health over time. Ignoring a thyroid nodule that is cancerous is an obvious risk. Why leave your problem untreated when proper treatment is easy and inexpensive? ...Read more

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What happens if listeria is left undiagnosed?

What happens if listeria is left undiagnosed?

That depends: If mild (and not pregnant) treatment may not be needed. Pregnancy has a much bigger risk. ...Read more

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What happens if a brain tumor is left untreaetd?

What happens if a brain tumor is left untreaetd?

Growth: If a brain tumor is not treated then it is possible for the tumor to grow and ultimately cause significant symptoms such as headaches, nausea, vomiting, increased intracranial pressure, and seizures. ...Read more

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What happens if left untreated, what is lifespan of patient with ttp?

Lifespan: Dangerous to use abbreviations in medicine. Lets chat so we can figure out exactly what you are talking about and see if we can get to the answer. As Yogi said: it is difficult to make predicions. Especially about the future. ...Read more

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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more