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Can I Go To The Er For A Uti
A urinary tract infection, also known as an UTI, may involve the kidney, ureter, bladder, or urethra. A common cause is an intestinal bacteria, E. coli. Common symptoms include a frequent urge to urinate, and pain or burning when urinating. Antibiotics are typically ...Read more
ER: You can go to the emergency room for a toothache but they are not set up to treat most tooth related problems. Few hospitals have a dental resident program which who have a dentist available to see. It would best to call a local dentist to come into his office for the toothache. Most will work you into their schedule. They can start the process to get you back to dental health. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Avoid ER period: The very worst place to go with a migraine, as very expensive, you will have to wait a long time, it is bright, noisy, irritating, and will make your headache feel far worst. You will be examined repetitively, placed through many tests, and likely give a narcotic injection which will wear off within 3-4 hrs, where-upon your headache will rebound. Instead, be pro-active, and see your regular doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not sure: I am not sure what you are asking. Symptoms of a UTI can feel numerous ways. If you think you have an infection you should be treated appropriately. Nobody deserves less than the best treatment. In the meantime, increase you water intake. ...Read more
Should i go to the ER for what i think is a corneal ulcer? Or can i wait a day to go to my eye doctor?
You can wait: Most ulcers of the cornea occur under a contact lens, so remove that right away. Most eye doctors will see you quickly for a suspected corneal ulcer, so go next morning to their office as soon as they open and they will work you in for this type of condition. If you go to an ER you have a good chance of sitting there for several hours before you will even be seen and they will call for eye help. ...Read more
Depends: For a simple uti/bladder infection, no imaging needed. If kidney infection (fever, chills, sick, flank pain); or a history of recurrent utis; or unexplained abdominal or flank pain; or concerns about possible kidney stones; then ct scan appropriate and best way to image the kidneys, abdomen, and pelvis. If still unclear, ask md why test is being ordered. ...Read more
Colchicin and/or Ind: You will be prescribed colchicin and/or i ndomethacin and follow up with you family doctor or rheumatologist for follow up care. ...Read more
How can I alleviate the symptoms (esp the urgency to urinate) of a UTI at home? I won't be able to see a doctor until tomorrow.
Have patience: The best pathway is with your regular family doctor. Emergency rooms should be just for that "emergencies". Unless you have a problem you cannot live with, get an appointment with your personal doctor which will probably get to the answer quickly and at far less cost. ...Read more
Very unlikely: To confirm this diagnosis you would need testing that would take place either at a physicians office, urgent care or emergency room. A physician may elect to treat you based on your history and exam, before waiting for the results, but I don't think anyone would treat you at home for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to the hospital for bleeding and when I got there it started to hurt to pee but they took NO test, should I go to the er to see for infection?
Disappointing: Sorry you were treated badly! Yes, you should go to the ER today. Please let me know that things are under control. ...Read more
Symptoms? Impossibly: Rare. U always have the option of going to the ER for any symptom that arises suddenly; however, an infx of the vagus nerve isn't possible unless u've had chest/head/neck surgery or other instigation. What symptoms do u have? Vagus nerve infx r EXTREMELY rare. I've never heard of it happening, & it shdn't happen without cause - i.e., surgery, trauma, or a device nearby that gets infected. ...Read more
A urinary tract infection (often called UTI) is most commonly caused by bacteria and usually refers to an infection in the bladder. Not all bacteria that grows from the urine represents an infection, so the need for antibiotics is determined by your ...Read more
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