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Does doctor have the right to call an ambulance to my home if I don't want one?

Duty to call: Doc has a duty to do the right thing; you have the right to refuse it (assuming you are in your right mind). ...Read more

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How would you stop,bleeding after a Tonsilectomy? I know I have to call. My doctor and ER but meanwhile wait it for the ambulance? What to do ?

How would you stop,bleeding after a Tonsilectomy?  I know I have to call. My doctor and ER but meanwhile wait it for the ambulance?  What to do ?

Call an ambulance: Bleeding after a tonsillectomy can be serious. I recommend calling for an ambulance so that you are immediately assessed, to make sure that your vitals signs are stable. The ambulance will take you safely to the ER, so that the bleeding can be treated immediately. ...Read more

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What to do if i cannot afford a doctor at the moment, should I go i the emergency room?

What to do if i cannot afford a doctor at the moment, should I go i the emergency room?

Healthcare: For non-emergent needs, you can call around to see if there are any physicians willing to work out a payment plan/arrangement with you. Another alternative to going to the ER is urgent care (however urgent care typically requires money up front). Also look into any free medical clinics that are focused in serving people with low income. ...Read more

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What should I do if the ob i see is not affiliated with the hospital i want to give birth at?

What should I do if the ob i see is not affiliated with the hospital i want to give birth at?

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

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I need to get my daughter on birth control. Can I do that here? If not do I go to a regular doctor or do I have to take her to a gynecologist?

I need to get my daughter on birth control. Can I do that here? If not do I go to a regular doctor or do I have to take her to a gynecologist?

Not this site: The public healthtap site is for general medical information.We do not diagnose or treat anyone for anything from this site.HT Prime members can discuss things with a doc that accepts their case, but you need to explore local options.Many cities have a local planned parenthood site or similar program that provides these services. ...Read more

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What happens if i was to go to the ER for my shoulder, what would they do?

What happens if i was to go to the ER for my shoulder, what would they do?

Referral: If this is not an acute problem, the er would probably refer to your family doctor or more than likely an orthopedic surgeon. It would be more cost effective to bypass the er since they are geared to treat true emergencies. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to the doctor for my cold or wait it out?

Do you think I should go to the doctor for my cold or wait it out?

Wait it out unless:: Get medical care for temperature >104, difficulty breathing, worsening symptoms or if symptoms are not resolving within about 10 days. If symptoms worsen you may have a complication ( i.e., pneumonia, bronchitis, sinusitis, or otitis media). ...Read more

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I think I have a uti I need to know what to do for it now to release the pain. Just until I go to the doctor tomorrow.

I think I have a uti I need to know what to do for it now to release the pain. Just until I go to the doctor tomorrow.

Fluids, "Azo" drug: Lower urinary symptoms of UTI (burning urination, urgency, pain over the bladder) can be helped by drinking lots of fluids, forcing high flow of urine. Over-the-counter drugs like Azo® and other brands also can help; look for active ingredient phenazopyridine. But if you also have fever, flank pain, or abdominal pain, don't wait until tomorrow. See a doctor today, maybe an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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Took two at home pregnancy tests the other day, both positive, i don't know what to do now, what doctor do I go to next? Should i got straight to a ob/gyn right away or should I go to a regular medical doctor for a blood test. Me and my husband are new to

Took two at home pregnancy tests the other day, both positive, i don't know what to do now, what doctor do I go to next? Should i got straight to a ob/gyn right away or should I go to a regular medical doctor for a blood test. Me and my husband are new to

Either: Pregnancy tests are pretty accurate. Everyone does not require a blood test to confirm pregnancy. It would likely be quicker to see your regular doctor first. However, many people would schedule their first appointment with the person who will be caring for them during the pregnancy (midwife, obstetrician or family practitioner). Your regular doctor may have some good suggestions for you. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I cut my lip tonight and need to know if I should go to the ER or not. It is still slightly bleeding, but do you think I could wait to see the doctor?

I cut my lip tonight and need to know if I should go to the ER or not.  It is still slightly bleeding, but do you think I could wait to see the doctor?

Depends on degree: If the lip is cut across the entire layer, going to the ER to get stitched up immediately would be my advice. If it is only cut in the inner lining , it will likely heal in a week or two. But if it doesn't , then you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a nervous breakdown should I go to the emergency room?

If in crisis, yes!: In my opinion, if you feel that your condition is frightening, unbearable, and you are alone (or without a good support system), by all means you might need immediate help. If you are not alone and you trust your support system to support you, you might seek professional help as soon as you as possible. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I believe I have an ovarian cyst, but I am not able to see my doctor for three weeks. I was curious if there was any way to ease the pain until then, or if I should go to an urgent care?

I believe I have an ovarian cyst, but I am not able to see my doctor for three weeks. I was curious if there was any way to ease the pain until then, or if I should go to an urgent care?

Yes, need eval: If you are having continuing pelvic or abdominal pain, lasting a day or more, it is best to have a doctor evaluate what is going on. You may be correct, that it is an ovarian cyst, but if might be something else that requires more urgent treatment. You may be given a pain killer in the end, but the correct diagnosis needs to be made first. Go on in! ...Read more

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Does an md sign off for my service dog and can I just take the letter to my doctor and have him sign it if he doesn't or can't what will he have to do?

Does an md sign off for my service dog and can I just take the letter to my doctor and have him sign it if he doesn't or can't what will he have to do?

Depends: It depends on the reason for your dog. If the doctor is qualified to prescribe a service dog for your particular need, they may feel comfortable signing the appropriate paper work. If not you may need a more specialized practitioner, eg. Occupational, psychiatric, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have a concussion. I'm going to the doctor in 3 hours. What will they do?

What to do if i think I have a concussion. I'm going to the doctor in 3 hours. What will they do?

Concussion: Take a history, detailed neurological examination with special attention to the mental status examination. The doctor may decide to do a cat scan or mri. The imaging tests are optional. ...Read more

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