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Is It Necessary To Go To Er For A Possible Broken Rib
Is it possible for a broken collar bone to successfully heal even if you don't go to the hospital?
Don't know: It depends on clinical situation and whether radiographic exam is necessary. Ct exams of head can help in certain clinical situations. Physician should determine wheter xray examination is necessary for diagnosis of problem. ...Read more
Is it neccessary to go to the doctor right away for a broken finger or can you wait until the next day?
BROKEN FINGER: It is ok to wait until the next day. ...Read more
I have a tooth that is chipped and now has an abscess. How dire is this? Do i need to go to the ER to get IV antibiotics or can I wait to see a dentist?
Is it necessary to see a doctor for a finger dislocation? How is a dislocation defined? It has to be far out of position?
Yes : See a doctor. What might appear to be a simple dislocation might be a complex injury, such as a fracture dislocation. See a doctor for x-ray and examination. A dislocation means the joint is completely out. A patial dislocation is referred to as subluxation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How should tailbone injuries be treated and is a visit to the ER necessary if there really isn't anything doctors can do for it?
Yes, you need to --: Get the diagnosis. Just because you fall and injure the tailbone area doesn't necessarily mean its only the tailbone you've injured, as associated injuries can and do complicate the problem. Only proper diagnosis will help and prevent long term issues from non-tailbone injuries. Good luck. ...Read more
My hands are numb, is it a good idea to go to the ER or should I wait until monday to see my usual doctor for potential hand nerve damage?
Your doctor unless..: Acute onset numbness never before present is associated with injury and should be evaluated and treated soon. Worsening of chronic numbness to "complete" is unusual and related to having ignored the long-standing problem. The er is for emergencies; you should rest, elevate, and take antiinflammatory meds until you see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes is possible depending upon type of fx and bone involved. ...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
Yes: What you need to know is why is there an abnormal breath sound on your chest examination. The possibilities are quite diverse and your symptoms would help the doctor narrow things down. Fluid on the lungs, scarring or inflammation of the lung tissue are the most common reasons for crackles but again, the why is most important. Different medications may be needed. Crackles are not normal. ...Read more
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