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What is the ideal duration of treatment for abdominal tb?

What is the ideal duration of treatment for abdominal tb?

6-9 months: Occasionally more, but that would be exceptional. You are welcome to read my book chapter on extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Just go to google. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Lindquist
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Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Infection (Definition)

Mycobacterium tuberculosis is an infectious organism that spreads by droplets coughed out by an infected person. Infection is established initially in lungs, but can spread within lungs & to other body parts, or can become latent, with reactivation occurring years to decades later. With effective treatment, it can be completely eliminated although drug resistant ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for swelling of abdomen?

What is the best treatment for swelling of abdomen?

Diagnosis: There is never a best treatment without first obtaining an accurate diagnosis. Consultation with an md is the only way to obtain the information about why, and then a best treatment can be planned for. Good luck! ...Read more

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What is the usual course of treatment for cholecystitis?

What is the usual course of treatment for cholecystitis?

Depends: If the cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation) is caused by gallstones, then laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder is likely the best choice. If it is from biliary dyskinesia without gallstones, then option of trying medications or surgery may be considered. Your doctor can help your decision process depending on your conditions. ...Read more

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What is the course of treatment for fibromyalgia?

What is the course of treatment for fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: Exercise, stretching and low impact aerobic work outs, adequate medication for pain with either Cymbalta (duloxetine), lyrics (pregabaline), stavella (milnacipran). Check with a rheumatologist or neurologist. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is used for the operation and what is the duration of the convalescence?

What anesthesia is used for the operation and what is the duration of the convalescence?

Unclear: The type of anesthesia used will depend on the kind of surgery being performed as well as specifics of your medical conditions. Likewise the convalescence will depend mainly on the type of surgery. Anesthesia itself wears off within several hours of surgery, for most anesthetics. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of abdominal migraine?

What is the treatment of abdominal migraine?

.Depends: If they are occurring frequently, i will give a migraine prevention medications. One thing that you have watch out for, is the use of triptans such as imitrex (sumatriptan). It can make these migraines without headaches worse. ...Read more

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What is the best type of medication for abdominal epilepsy?

What is the best type of medication for abdominal epilepsy?

Epileptologist: True abdominal epilepsy is rather uncommon. Typical antiseizure medication has been shown to help. See your neurologist or epileptologist to discuss which medication best suits you. ...Read more

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What is the maximum duration of the treatment of a skin infection(in a leg) by homeopathy?

What is the maximum duration of the treatment of a skin infection(in a leg) by homeopathy?

Skin infection: I would be careful about treating a skin infection of the leg with homeopathic treatment. The doctor should culture the infection to see what the organism is. Be alert for any signs of swelling, redness, purulence, tenderness. If present the treament may not be working as desired and you should use a conventional therapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for loss of lordosis?

What is the treatment for loss of lordosis?

Lost lordosis: Presumably, you are speaking of the cervical or lumbar spine. Loss of lordosis often only is a temporary reflection of pain/spasms. If that is the case, as your spasms diminish, the normal contour will respond. Given the fact that spinal balance (the carrying of the head balanced over the center of the hips/pelvis) is more important than any single measurement, i suggest proper posture and core. ...Read more

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What is the course of disease (with and without treatment) for acute asthma?

What is the course of disease (with and without treatment) for acute asthma?

Hard to say: Asthma is not a "One size fits all" problem. For some it is so minor they just cough when the seasons change, some will die of their attack if untreated. Some with rather minor asthma can go through a life threatening event when a simple aggravating factor like the flu or bronchitis triggers the attack.Modern treatments can allow most to achieve good control and minimize risk. ...Read more

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What is the duration for fibroid operation?

What is the duration for  fibroid operation?

Depends: This depends on exactly what is being done. For example a hysterectomy will often take less than an hour but a laparoscopic myomectomy with removal of several fibroids could take 3 hours. It's best to ask the doctor who will potentially be performing your surgery since they are familiar with the specifics of your situation. ...Read more

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What is the standard of care for central post stroke pain.

What is the standard of care for central post stroke pain.

There is no: "standard of care" for this condition since MANY "Treatments" exists and any one of them could help! Avoidance of OPIATES is now a sort of "Standard" as we try to reduce overuse of these medications. TENS stimulation appears to be helpful in many cases Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the treatment for pulmonary tb? I'm told its the same as urinary TB treatment.

What is the treatment for pulmonary tb? I'm told its the same as urinary TB treatment.

See below: Treatment for active pulmonary TB consists of an initial phase of two months with four medications (rifampin, isoniazid, pyrazinamide, ethambutol). This is followed by the continuation phase of another 4-7 months with Rifampin and Isoniazid for drug susceptible tb. Urinary TB treatment typically follows the same treatment protocol as pulmonary tb. ...Read more

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What is the recommended frequency for a TB shot?

What is the recommended frequency for a TB shot?

None: Do you mean a TB skin test? If so there's no recommended frequency. If you're a healthcare worker or someone who could potentially be exposed to tuberculosis then annually or after a possible exposure. If you're referring to a tetanus shot then every 10 years is fine for most people. ...Read more

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What can cause TB meningitis twice in a person? What are the precautionary measures for the rest of the life for a survivor?

What can cause TB meningitis twice in a person? What are the precautionary measures for the rest of the life for a survivor?

TB: The second episode suggests that the first time around the treatment failed to eradicate all the organisms, and the recurrence is not reinfection, but recrudescence. Tb outside the lungs results from spread thru the bloodstream to various areas of the body and reactivation at those sites later on, . You may have to remain on treatment for a much longer time, but need more info to advise. ...Read more

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What is the usual length of treatment with antibiotics?

What is the usual length of treatment with antibiotics?

Depends on abx, infx: Some antibiotic treatments for certain infections may be a single one-time dose, while others may need to be continued for weeks or even months. The decision of which antibiotic to use and for how long to treat depends on the type of infection, what part of the body is infected, and the health of the person who has the infection. Post a more specific question for more detailed answer. ...Read more

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What is the best drug for treating PID and the duration?

What is the best drug for treating PID and the duration?

Depends: There are multiple drugs used to treat PID depending on the specific infection. The duration depends on the specific drug being used. ...Read more

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