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Do I Need To Call The Hospital And Let Them Know I Am In Labor
Yes: You should always call the hospital, if you are able, to let them know you are coming in and why. They will be able to have a room prepared for you and have your paperwork ready. If there are space issues it also gives them time to do some rearranging so that by the time you get there you don't have to wait. All good things! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I tell my parents that i might have overdosed on acetaminophen and i need to go to the hospital?
Call 911: Call 911. Don't panic. Have someone pour some rubbing alcohol over a section of the umbillical cord and tie a clean shoe lace soaked in rubbing alcohol around the cord. You do not have to cut the cord. Dry the baby with clean towels and wrap in clean dry towels to keep warm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discuss with OB: Decisions about when and where to be evaluated depend a lot on the history of the patient, any risk factors for bleeding, delivering early, problems with baby or mom, even bad weather. If contractions start, pregnant women can begin timing them and noting their strength and call the OB or physician on labor and delivery. If bleeding, preterm, high risk, etc., they can go to hospital by ambulance. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If I go to the ER for suicidal thoughts (not urges) will they inform my parents? I will not go if they do. What if I give them a fake name and number?
Laws vary: As you are a minor, I'd not want to promise you about the laws, rules and regulations in your State - but being safe and cared for is the most important thing. No one will advise you to lie - but it is up to you. Clearly you fear your parents knowing and that may well be part of why you are so unhappy. Get yourself help. Once you are feeling better you can decide how to handle the family problems. ...Read more
If you are Suicidal: If you feel this poorly then i appreciate that you feel safe enough to ask this question here. We do not ask for the feelings that come with depression. As the pain and despair shrink our world down to the simple matter of when we will die it can be very difficult to see any way out. But, here you are. You are asking for help. I would tell your counselor how bad you feel or even call 911 now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you keep passing out I went to er and told me to see the heart Dr but they not calling back what should I do?
Your doc: Your best resource is your physician. He or she can coordinate work-up and further consults, at least Cardiology and Neurology. You can always go to ER, but you have to understand that they will rule out life threatening conditions and if that is not the case you will be discharged from ER with follow-up with your PCP. An EEG will help in ruling out seizure. ...Read more
If I go to a hospital would they let me just sit there? I like hospitals and I strongly NEED to get away from home because its worsening my depression
What to do if I have thought of killing myself. I want to talk to someone, where can I go without being put in a hospital?
Observation: If you are no longer symptomatic, evaluation at the hospital is probably not necessary. However, if you have any symptoms such as altered mental status, difficulty thinking clearly, headache, slurred speech, difficulty with balance, blurred or double vision, you should be seen for evaluation. ...Read more
No: As you can imagine, people usually present to the er with pain. If the er evaluates you and feels it is safe they will discharge you and likely recommend a follow up with another provider. ...Read more
What to do if I have thought of killing myself. I want to talk to someone, but i don't want to be put in a hospital or some clinic. Who can I go to?
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Medical Culture: There is little we can here except to support your realization that one of those two things has to change. You either change your OB or you change your hospital of choice. ...Read more
See advice below: More sore throats are viral than strep, especially in adults. Most Drs. use the Centor scoring system consisting of 4 points. 1)high fever..2)pus on the tonsils..3)tender anterior cervical lymph nodes..4)absence of cough. If score=4 high likelihood of strep 3=moderate likelihood 1-2= unlikely to be strep. Consult your Dr if score > 2. Generally, if you have nasal symptoms or cough>prob. viral ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: It all depends on your history (prior attempts), the severity of your depression, and whether or not you have a plan and/or the means to carry out these thoughts. Other factors, such as hallucinations, substance abuse, and family history would be considered. This is a very difficult call, and simply reporting suicidal thoughts does not always require hospitalization. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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