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M 82 saw dr for blood in urine. Given abiotic & schedule cystoscopy in 2 wks. Blood quantity has incrsd. Greatly. Go to ER or wait & call dr. Am?

M 82 saw dr for blood in urine. Given abiotic & schedule cystoscopy in 2 wks. Blood quantity has incrsd. Greatly. Go to ER or wait & call dr. Am?

Increased hematuria: You should have your mother go to the er. Passing a large amount of blood in her urine is not due to a uti. She is also on metropolol, which would lower her pulse rate, which could lower her BP more if she bleeds a lot. Take her to the er and have her hemoglobin and blood pressure checked if the amount of blood in her urine has increased, as you state, greatly. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 3.5 month old has a temp of 100.7 rectal should I be concerned and go to ER or wait and call ped in morning?

My 3.5 month old has a temp of 100.7 rectal should I be concerned and go to ER or wait and call ped in morning?

Call during ofc hrs: Most kids at this age will start having simple viral illnesses & have low grade fever. If the kid is maintaining a good fluid intake this is a normal office hours call. ...Read more

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Possible MS dx. New tingling in arm, shoulder, face. Feeling verydrugged/cognitive impairment. No meds on board. Very weak. ER or wait to call Monday?

Possible MS dx. New tingling in arm, shoulder, face. Feeling verydrugged/cognitive impairment. No meds on board. Very weak. ER or wait to call Monday?

MS: If you have a diagnosis of MS these could be associated symptoms. However if you do not have this diagnosis it may be anxiety or stress related. Either way I think it could probably wait till Monday ...Read more

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I'm having leg and feet swelling that is now causing sharp pains in my foot and pins and needles. I am a 54 yr. Old male. 6'2" 299 lbs should I go to the ER or wait and call my dr. In the morning

I'm having leg and feet swelling that is now causing sharp pains in my foot and pins and needles. I am a 54 yr. Old male. 6'2" 299 lbs should I go to the ER or wait and call my dr. In the morning

If: If only one foot or leg is swollen, it usually means there is a local problem (like lymphedema, varicose veins, thrombophlebitis, etc.). But in your case, since both feet and legs are swollen, it means you are retaining fluid for some reason. The four most common causes of fluid retention deal with the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys.

When the tissues are swollen, it can cause hydrostatic pressure on the smaller nerves which can produce pain. "pins and needles" is a feeling typical of pain associated with nerves.

Given your age and weight, I would also wonder about diabetes, since nerve pain, tingling, numbness and such in the feet are major symptoms of diabetes. Other symptoms of diabetes include frequent thirst, frequent urination and blurred vision.

If your fluid retention is related to the heart of lungs, an ominous sign that would require an immediate er visit is shortness of breath or chest pain. In the absence of shortness of breath or chest pain, I think a call to your general md for an appointment asap would suffice. Blood tests would be able to disclose diabetes, or problems with the heart, lungs, liver or kidneys.

Good luck! ...Read more

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abdo abscess on CT taking keflex now it's leaking out of old port site it's very foul smelling should I go to ER now or wait to call surgeon tomorrow?

abdo abscess on CT taking keflex now it's leaking out of old port site it's very foul smelling should I go to ER now or wait to call surgeon tomorrow?

You can wait: If you are already on antibiotics, you can wait to speak to surgeon tomorrow for further instructions. ...Read more

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I had anal sex for the first time and I'm bleeding. As long as it stops is it ok? Is this a wait and see, er, or call dr in the morning thing?

I had anal sex for the first time and I'm bleeding. As long as it stops is it ok? Is this a wait and see, er, or call dr in the morning thing?

Should be: It is probably trauma to the anal area. If it stops it should be ok but if not would see your doctor. Would at the least inform your doctor when next seen so the area can be carefully examined. ...Read more

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I just had my left tonsil removed 4days ago im worried it might be infected how do I know. Should I go to ER or can I wait and call my dr in the AM?

I just had my left tonsil removed 4days ago im worried it might be infected how do I know. Should I go to ER or can I wait and call my dr in the AM?

Possibly to wait if: If you have no fever and can swallow reasonably you can wait and call in AM. After 4 days your surgical site should be covered with a whitish, slightly greenish pus like substance. This is not an infection but part of the healing process. I suspect that this is what you are referring to. Any doubt or increased concern get it checked out. Good luck. ...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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I drained my knee bursa sac yesterday at home now its warm and red. Is this normal? Can I wait to call the dr tomorrow or should I go to er?

I drained my knee bursa sac yesterday at home now its warm and red. Is this normal? Can I wait to call the dr tomorrow or should I go to er?

Drained knee?: I'm not sure what you mean but if you put something sharp in and caused fluid to come out and now. . . This is an infection until proven otherwise. Go in now! ...Read more

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I have been having auras all day on and off as well as being very dizzy and nauseous. Could this just be a partial seizure? I'm not sure if I should go to the ER or wait until I can call doctor Monday.

I have been having auras all day on and off as well as being very dizzy and nauseous. Could this just be a partial seizure? I'm not sure if I should go to the ER or wait until I can call doctor Monday.

Suggest: Not clear to me what symptoms you experience beyond being dizzy and nauseated, BUT an ER visit is likely to be disappointing based on your issues. Rather, telephone your doctor today, discuss what is occurring and decide the next step. Cannot diagnose partial seizures based on information provided. ...Read more

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Swollen thyroid difficulty breathing very tired dizziness fever hands are very shaky. Should I wait until after the weekend and call my doc or go to er? I'm so confused

Swollen thyroid difficulty breathing very tired dizziness fever hands are very shaky. Should I wait until after the weekend and call my doc or go to er? I'm so confused

Thyroid storm/crisis: Swollen and tender thyroid along with fever/dizziness etc...Is concerning for an acute thyrotoxicosis (thyroid storm)--an infection/inflammation in your thyroid causing a huge release of the hormone resulting your symptoms. Since you are having a hard time breathing, I would not wait because of a long weekend. Call your doc to find your options. Good luck. ...Read more

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So. Clear urine but with pain and frequent. Do I call the on call tomorrow or wait til Monday? Day off Monday.

So. Clear urine but with pain and frequent. Do I call the on call tomorrow or wait til Monday? Day off Monday.

May be infection?: Usually at your age it is sign of infection.
Drink fluids, get cranberry juice and drink small glass 3 times a day.
If it persists seek medical help ...Read more

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Dr is suppose to call me and let me know if I need more tests done, and give me more info. It's been 2 weeks. How long should I wait before calling?

Call: Now. Likely, there was a miscommunication and no one will be offended if you initiate the conversation again. I encourage all my patients to call within a few days if they don't hear from the office. Unfortunately, we all get very busy and try as we might to avoid, things do fall between the cracks. ...Read more

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Hello! If there is an abnormal. Finding in a mammogram. Will they call u rigjt away? Soon? Or will still have to. Wait for v results inthe mail?

Hello! If there is an abnormal. Finding in a mammogram. Will they call u rigjt away? Soon? Or will still have to. Wait for v results inthe mail?

Mammo results: If there is an abnormality they should call you within a few days, but if you are worried you don't have to wait...call your doctor's office and ask about the results. ...Read more

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Dr called me saying I may have mitral valveprolaps told me not to worry at all and is reffering me 2 cardiolgst now my anxiety is really bad 2wks wait?

Dr called me saying I may have mitral valveprolaps told me not to worry at all and is reffering me 2 cardiolgst now my anxiety is really bad 2wks wait?

Anxiety: Mitral valve prolapse is not a problem for the great majority of people who have it. Your dr. Is appropriate in advising you to not worry. The cardiologist will doubtless be reassuring also. A 2 week wait for a genrally benign condition is not unreasonable. ...Read more

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How long should you wait for a doctor to return your call?

How long should you wait for a doctor to return your call?

Typically if you do: Not get a call back within 12-24 hours, call them back, likely they forgot. However, if it is something that you believe needs more immediate attention/solution, then you may consider visiting your local emergency room. ...Read more

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Stopped purging in 2011; now I'm relapsing and have no desire to stop. See my psychiatrist in 3 weeks. Should I call him sooner or wait? I'm scared...

Stopped purging in 2011; now I'm relapsing and have no desire to stop. See my psychiatrist in 3 weeks. Should I call him sooner or wait? I'm scared...

Yes please call.: Some psychiatrists have slots for emergencies or can put you on a cancellation list. However, you will need to have some degree of commitment for tx to help. I hope that your plan includes some form of talking therapy. ...Read more

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In general, when is it appropriate to call your doctor? I've heard they're really busy, so I'm not sure if you're supposed to wait for an appointment.

In general, when is it appropriate to call your doctor? I've heard they're really busy, so I'm not sure if you're supposed to wait for an appointment.

New/worsening issues: With concerning new or worsening symptoms, you should get in touch with your physician. He/she would likely appreciate that you called earlier when he/she can intervene, vs. Waiting, when the symptoms may be harder to treat. He/she should have an answering service for nights/weekends. Http://www. Cfah. Org/prepared-patient/prepared-patient-articles/chronic-conditions-when-do-you-call-the-doctor ...Read more

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Called dr bc I can't tolerate nucynta (tapentadol) effects (3separate trials).Why does she insist I wait til next appt? Should I tough through to get pain relief?

It's a controlled rx: Nucynta (tapentadol) is a controlled medication. That means you need a written script and a visit with the doctor to make a change. There may be limited time in his schedule. Are you on other antidepressants that may interact with nucynta (tapentadol). Nucynta (tapentadol) works on nor Epinephrine as well as the morphine receptor. I can give it better pain relief but also more symptoms. Also may interact with other drugs that work on the norepinephrine receptor. ...Read more

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7 month old baby has 100.9 can I wait till morning to call md?

7 month old baby has 100.9 can I wait till morning to call md?

Observe: If there are no other signs or symptoms associated with the fever and if the baby is not too cranky, and if he is feeding well, it would be reasonable to wait till the morning to take him for a check-up. Consider giving him a dose of Ibuprofen infant drops (0.8cc), keep him wearing light clothes, and keep an eye on him. ...Read more

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Can I get a false positive result on a pregnancy test? Do I wait until Monday to call my Dr or go to Statcare?

Can I get a false positive result on a pregnancy test? Do I wait until Monday to call my Dr or go to Statcare?

Positive test: False Positive tests are not very common. You could always do another home test to verify. Unless something is wrong there is no reason to rush into an urgent care or ER just because you are pregnant. You can just call and schedule your first Ob appointment with your obgyn in the next few weeks. ...Read more

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Can something be really wrong if my stool is a burgundy color I have c diff should I call my dr or can it wait till monday

Can something be really wrong if my stool is a burgundy color I have c diff should I call my dr or can it wait till monday

Sounds like bleeding: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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