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What Happens If Ulcerative Colitis Goes 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
Quite variable: If it's a mild case, possibly nothing and your body may health without any intervention. But the opposite side of the spectrum is that you can develop life-threatening complications include perforation of your colon and complicating sepsis. In those actively being treated and requiring surgery, some studies show up to a 5% chance of death! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure Death: Adiison Disease a serious endocrine condition in which a one lacks a very important hormone that the body needs to stay alive.This hormone cortisol is needed to fight infections and maintain normal electrolytes in blood If not treated the patient will certainly die President Kennedy had this condition but that did not kill him as he was treated ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Continued symptoms.: If you are not having symptoms from your rectocele then i would not have it repaired. Noone can tell you exactly what is going to happen with your rectocele. It will not just go away. It may stay just like it is or it may worsen over time. If it gets worse it can still be repaired. Their is no harm in waiting. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do U mean H.pylori?: H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Untreated H.pylori may increase your risk of ulceration as well as of stomach cancer. Don't however confuse a positive H.pylori blood test with actual infection--having the antibody may only mean that at some point you were exposed. Biopsy, breath test, stool antigen assess for active bacteria. ...Read more
Various developments: If lesion small and cutaneous, then lesion will grow, ulcerate and scab over. If aggressive skin lesion on face or chest wall such lesions rapidly metastasize to region nodes such as those of parotid or axilla and then require radical node dissection. Have seen cases where a chest wall lesion metastatic to axilla required amputation secondary to major vessel involvement. ...Read more
Depends: There are different types of scoliosis. Some will almost always worsen. Others are at risk to worsen while a person is young, but are more stable when the skeleton is mature (adult). Even then, there can be slow progression if the curve is moderate at maturity. Mild curves may not worsen at all. Consult with a scoliosis specialist about your curve (if you have scoliosis). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: But it can lead to permanent joint damage and deformity with significant morbidity. There are very effective treatments for it now, so you should see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Could be dangerous: If type 1 diabetes is not diagnosed severe dehydration and acid build up can occur that could lead to death. Type 2 diabetes does not lead to such severe dehydration if untreated, but will cause frequent urination, infections, blurred vision and tiredness. Long-term untreated diabetes can cause kidney failure, heart attacks, blindness, nerve pain, numbness, weakness, foot ulcers and amputation. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Address this, Anemia: Is an hematocrit outside the normative values for age and sex. Why the anemia is present is another matter, and requires investigation then correction. Failure to do so can have immediate and long term consequences. In the near term, you will likely tire easily, have headaches and difficulty staying on task. In the long term, anemia makes heart work harder than needed and can impair congnition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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