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I've been having on and off pain for 8mts plus in my upper left corner, it radiates partly in the upper middle as well. Should I make a ER visit?

I've been having on and off pain for 8mts plus in my upper left corner, it radiates partly in the upper middle as well. Should I make a ER visit?

Abdominal pain : 8 months of pain deserves a little more respect. Please do go to ER if you have no primary care provider. A CT scan might be revealing. Pancreatitis can be another possibility. Also get pancreatic enzymes, lipase and amylase. Did you have any traumatic experience such as car accident? Spleen is a important organ in upper left abdomen. ...Read more

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Do broken toes need ER visit?

Do broken toes need ER visit?

Broken toe: Doesn't need er visit but should see podiatrist for x-ray to make sure there is no displacement and tape it to next toe. ...Read more

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Chest pains for a few days,now having hot flashes too... Er visit?

Chest pains for a few days,now having hot flashes too... Er visit?

YES: At your age, the chest pains are not normal nor are the hot flashes. It would be wise to go to the ER for examination. Go. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Why can't the doctors figure out why i keep having chest pain one ER visit tonight the other ER visit two months ago .

Chest pain: There are many possible causes for chest pain, when you go to er they often concentrate on ruling out a heart attack and may not work through the myriad of other possibilities. See your primary care doctor with the request to work through the possibilities for your chest pain. ...Read more

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Hello, not sure when i conceived, but after an ER visit, my hCG was 318 on jan5th then 1033 on jan7th. About how far along am i?

Hello, not sure when i conceived, but after an ER visit, my hCG was 318 on jan5th then 1033 on jan7th. About how far along am i?

Approx 10 weeks: If your level was around 1000 on jan 7th, then at that point you were about 5 weeks along (and this is an approximation). Looking at a calendar, i'd say you're about 10 weeks now (feb 12). Remember, the convention is "menstrual weeks", assuming a 28 day cycle. So if we say you are 10 weeks along, that is actually 8 weeks since conception. ...Read more

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I suspect an Iud perforation has occurred. I have an appt. on Thurs., but wonder if this is more urgent (i.e an expensive ER visit)?

I suspect an Iud perforation has occurred. I have an appt. on Thurs., but wonder if this is more urgent (i.e an expensive ER visit)?

Signs?: It's fairly rare (1/1,000) and usually w/ a new insertion. In any case, I'd hope the doctor could make a special appt if there is cause. Urge them politely but firmly. Warning signs include severe abdominal pain, heavy or abnormal bleeding, and a smelly vaginal discharge. Also, many ERs do offer help w/ bill if you need it lowered. Ask about it. It can lower anxiety for future possible needs.Best! ...Read more

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I was in a car accident on tuesday. I didn't have back pain at the time of my ER visit and now I do 4 days later. Should i go back in?

Yes, but not ER: They will send you out to another care giver. You could start with a variety of clinicians who can help: chiropractor, physical medicine and rehab, orthopedic evaluation followed by actual treatment by a chiropractor, physical therapist, pain medicine doc, massage therapist, acupuncturist... ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter asthma relief medicine? Cant go to DR until 2 weeks and need something to get me by. Not bad enough for an ER visit.

Any over-the-counter asthma relief medicine? Cant go to DR until 2 weeks and need something to get me by. Not bad enough for an ER visit.

OTC Asthma Rx: Inhalers with CFC that could damage the ozone have been taken off the market as of 2012. There are nasal steroid sprays that may help, antihistamines if your asthma has an allergic-component, and epinephrine nebulized solutions. http://www.asthmanefrin.com/2012/nephron-announces-asthmanefrin-an-alternative-to-primatene-mist.html ...Read more

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I had a severe migriane that lasted 2 days. A ER visit got me a cocktail. Though I had a new symptom...facial tingling and SOB...is this normal?

I had a severe migriane that lasted 2 days. A ER visit got me a cocktail. Though I had a new symptom...facial tingling and SOB...is this normal?

Complex migraines..: With complex migraines you may have symptoms of numbness. If this was transient (went away), it was most likely associated with your migraine event. However if it happens again or it has been persistent you need to be seen ASAP. ...Read more

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I have had internal hemorrhoids since I had my son in '09. The past few days they've flared up and hurt and itch so bad I can't stand it. ER visit??

I have had internal hemorrhoids since I had my son in '09. The past few days they've flared up and hurt and itch so bad I can't stand it. ER visit??

You need 2 c an MD: inflammed hemorrhoids require medical attention, if that's a new symptom you weren't directed on how to deal with it before, if you can see your primary doctor soon (same day appt) he/she can direct you, if not, ER is your recourse, good luck ...Read more

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Gallbladdr at 6%ej but can't get surgery consult for another week. Moderate pain, borderline ER visit. Can I take hydrocodone to relieve it? 22yr F.

Gallbladdr at 6%ej but can't get surgery consult for another week. Moderate pain, borderline ER visit. Can I take hydrocodone to relieve it? 22yr F.

Sure.: I assume that you are referring to a HIDA scan that revealed an ejection fraction of 6%. This would be consistent with consideration for cholecystectomy. Abdominal pain can be relieved by narcotics. For any greatly increased pain associated with fever, nausea, vomiting or jaundice, an ER visit would be warranted. ...Read more

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Trimalleolar fract repair 6 years ago. Last night sensitivity on outside (plate side). Today add swelling/redness 3 in diameter over plate. ER visit?

Trimalleolar fract repair 6 years ago. Last night sensitivity on outside (plate side). Today add swelling/redness 3 in diameter over plate. ER visit?

CALL SURGEON: Call your original surgeon. If not available for any number of reasons, find a orthopedist specializing in foot/ankle. I don't think an ER visit is necessary, unless it continues to worsen. ...Read more

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Bad coccyx pain.. Insurance doesn't cover ER visit.. So what can I do? To help.Its not everyday n usually when i bend over or sit a certain way.. Help

See below: Coccydynia is "pain along the tailbone". There are many causes of coccydynia. If the pain does not go away on its own with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications, consider seeing your doctor. Imaging such as an xray or MRI can look for tumors, fractures, inflammation, etc. ...Read more

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Spoke with a doctor here and would like to Send pictures. I have a doctor appointment on Tue would I be safe to wait or is this look like an ER visit?

Spoke with a doctor here and would like to Send pictures. I have a doctor appointment on Tue would I be safe to wait or is this look like an ER visit?

Try Prime, Concierge: You are posting on HealthTap BASIC, an interactive site that provides free health information to members (Dr.'s can't see pictures). HealthTap's premium services include PRIME, in which patients call in to see doctors via virtual eMedicine visits (you can't choose a Dr.); and CONCIERGE, in which patients connect with their own personal doctors. PRIME & CONCIERGE Dr.'s can see pictures you upload. ...Read more

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One er visit said 5mm other er visit said 8mm kidney stone in lower kidney. Can a stone still hurt while in kidney? Was told it should not be hurting

One er visit said 5mm other er visit said 8mm kidney stone in lower kidney. Can a stone still hurt while in kidney?  Was told it should not be hurting

Small stones: Most small stones don't cause symptoms while embedded in the kidney. What was the imaging method used to detect the stones ? CT scans are sensitive to pick up all stones US may miss some and X-rays can miss many. Often a passed stone can cause pain but not be visible. The 3 mm size diff is small. ...Read more

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