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Should Someone Always Go To Er If Head Injury
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Go to Family Doctor: Nope. Not if you are thinking and moving normally now. ...Read more
Do you have to go to ER if left hand and foot has numbness that doesn't go away or can you wait for it to subside.
Wait if not go to er: You can wait and if it persists go to er. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If someone is having an ischemic stroke, is it possible it will get worse if they go to ER by ambulance?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
If you get hurt and it's not an emergency, what should you do? Can you still go to the emergency room?
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