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Should someone always go to ER if head injury?

Should someone always go to ER if head injury?

How severe: If the injury causes any loss of consciousness, severe or persistent headache, lethargy or weakness the person should be evaluated in an emergency department as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


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What must I do if someone with possible stroke refuses to go to the emergency room?

Convince them to go!: Strokes are life-threatening emergency situations that require immediate treatment. If you suspect someone is having a stroke, try your hardest to convince them to immediately go to the hospital. You can also call 911 and have the paramedics/emt's try and convince them. Paramedics/emt's are often able to convince people to accept emergency treatment. ...Read more

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When should someone go to the hospital for a concussion?

When should someone go to the hospital for a concussion?

Short answer is...: Always. There are many signs and symptoms, some obvious and some not and some that may develop later so seeking medical help is always a good idea. ...Read more

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When is it time to go to the hospital if you think you r having a panic attack and should u go by ambulance?

When is it time to go to the hospital if you think you r having a panic attack and should u go by ambulance?

Not life threatening: If you are physically healthy and have no underlying heart disease and do not abuse drugs, then you probably don't need to go to a hospital when you have a panic attack. If you are in treatment and have medications to relieve panic attacks as needed, it would be good to take them. If your anxiety symptoms do not subside, then you can go to an er to get help for the panic attack. ...Read more

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What to do if emergency head injury!?

What to do if emergency head injury!?

Emergency Room: If you consider the injury to be severe, lost consciousness or have a severe headache, go to the Emergency Room where they can evaluate you and depending on the magnitude of the injury and symptoms do a Head CT scan. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to the doctor after minor concussion?

Do you think I should go to the doctor after minor concussion?

Judgement call: By definition, concussion involves loss of consciousness, memory loss or combination of both. If the event caused headaches, difficulties with sleep, confusion or memory loss, emotional changes, dizziness, weakness or numbness, falling or incoordination, these are red flags for a possibly more extensive problem. Would not hurt to phone your doctor and ask advice. ...Read more

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I have a fever should I go to the emergency room.?

I have a fever should I go to the emergency room.?

Not necessarily: Fever is only a symptoms of something else going on. Your decision to go to the emergency room should be based on other symptoms you are experiencing. If you believe these other symptoms are life threatening, by all means go to the emergency room. If your symptoms are not life threatening, call or see your doctor for more guidance. ...Read more

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Should i go to the ER if i suspect a possible torn acl?

Should i go to the ER if i suspect a possible torn acl?

No: they will do nothing for your tear at the ER. Go see an orthopedic specialist for surgical options or consider stem cell therapy options. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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If I have bacterial pneumonia, should I go to the emergency room?

If I have bacterial pneumonia, should I go to the emergency room?

If you do yes but...: Why do you think that's what you have? It is not common at your age unless you have underlying disease. What are your symptoms? ...Read more

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Do i need to go to the hospital for a head injury?

Do i need to go to the hospital for a head injury?

Depends: If you have had a loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness in an extremity, difficulty concentrating, severe headache, difficult to wake up, pupils differ in size, would see a doctor. If just a little blow to the head and no loss of consciousness, and no other symptoms just make sure someone stays with you for the first 24 hours in case something develops. ...Read more

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If I have parasites, should I see my doctor or go to the emergency room?

If I have parasites, should I see my doctor or go to the emergency room?

Your doctor: Your doctor should be able to help you with this in the offiice. Although you havent given all the details, it does not sound like an emergency. If you start having a fever, severe headache, or uncontrollable vomiting, then you may want to go to the ER instead. Otherwise, you could wait and see your doctor tomorrow. ...Read more

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When should I go to the emergency room for a headache?

When should I go to the emergency room for a headache?

Rarely: The er is one of the worst places to be with a severe migraine. It is bright, noisy, too much activity, and increases anxiety. Migraines need dark, quiet and sleep. Acute new headache with loss of function may indicate a stroke. This needs er care. Chronic headache needs routine clinic evaluation - not er. ...Read more

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Incessant heart pain, doctor doesn't think that it is cardiac, should I go to the emergency room ?

Incessant heart pain, doctor doesn't think that it is cardiac, should I go to the emergency room ?

Chest pain: At your age is very unlikely to be cardiac. However, an EKG is warranted to be sure. ...Read more

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When should you go to the ER for suicidal thoughts?

When should you go to the ER for suicidal thoughts?

If u feel unsafe: If you feel you cannot keep yourself safe/ are afraid you may do something to yourself. This is called imminent risk of harm. Also if you have been thinking about the harm to yourself in a specific way or with a plan in such a way that these thoughts are more than just in passing and indeed are repeated several times a day to the point you feel you cannot shake them. ...Read more

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I'm having pains in my lower right abdominal, should I go to the hospital to get it checked out or should I wait it out to see if it worsens?

I'm having pains in my lower right abdominal, should I go to the hospital to get it checked out or should I wait it out to see if it worsens?

What kind: it depended on few factors like what kind of pain stabbing,cramping,or squeezing.and what is associated with fever,chills,nausea,or vomiting.And it depends on where are you from your cycle,and how long have you had the pain and is it constant or intermittent,and what will make it worst walking,bending,coughing.if the pain making you feel really bad go.right side pain always a concern. ...Read more

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If you get hurt and it's not an emergency, what should you do? Can you still go to the emergency room?

If you get hurt and it's not an emergency, what should you do? Can you still go to the emergency room?

Yes: you can always go to ER. That said, with a rather mild injury and when time is not an issue would recommend either your physician or urgent care. That may save your time and money. Anytime there is a possibility for a life threatening consequence ER remains your best choice. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Head Trauma (Definition)

Any injury to the face, skull, or brain as a result of blunt force, or penetrating trauma. It can also occur due to rapid ...Read more