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Doctor order abdomen ultrasound for pain at emergency referral ticket .will I wait for hours or is it urgent?

Doctor order abdomen ultrasound for pain at emergency referral ticket .will I wait for hours or is it urgent?

Based on question...: Based on the working of your question, it sounds as though the US that was ordered would be urgent; however, it is impossible for someone online to be able to tell you how exactly the test was ordered and the exact procedures and wait times for this test in your country. Speak to the doctor who ordered it and the radiology department where you are having the test done for a better idea. ...Read more

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Difference sinusitis eye pain vs emergency eye pain? Lots of press. Eye socket heavy nhurts. Dr.says normal. Vision is mostlysame. Howlong to expect?

Difference sinusitis eye pain vs emergency eye pain? Lots of press. Eye socket heavy nhurts. Dr.says normal. Vision is mostlysame. Howlong to expect?

Sinusitis : Sinusitis causes congestion, headache, toothache sensation, post orbital pain, fever but vision not affected. Migraine headaches and ocular emergencies e.g vein occlusion or tears usually have vision changes ...Read more

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When is abdominal pain an emergency? I can't sleep, been dizzy, barely eat. Had surgery for endometriosis a few years back.

Belly aches bad: Any abdominal pain that is continuous and lasts for four hours is referred to as a surgical abdomen and needs an er evaluation. Otherwise, any sharp sudden intolerable and continuing pain should be evaluated in the er. Even more so if you are running a fever greater than 100.5 degrees good luck to you. Hope you are well soon. ...Read more

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How we can identified that a chest pain is an emergency?

How we can identified that a chest pain is an emergency?

Chest pain in the ER: There are many causes of chest pain. Some are dire emergencies while others are from minor conditions. In an er we are mainly concerned with making sure you don't require emergency intervention. It can be frustrating for patients when all of our er tests are normal. However, this is always good news! Even if a final answer to your symptoms is not found in the er, for many it is place to start. ...Read more

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Ultimate method to control menstrual pain in an emergency(when we somewhere else)?

Ultimate method to control menstrual pain in an emergency(when we somewhere else)?

Try OTC Motrin: U can take 600 mg every 8 hours if it is too bad then go to an urgent visit center to be evaluated and once they evaluate u then they can prescribe something better, and u will need to followup with your gyn when u get back home. ...Read more

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None of my dental specialists in south Florida will see a patient that has piercing pain as an emergency to include Friday thru Sunday. What do I do?

None of my dental specialists in south Florida will see a patient that has piercing pain as an emergency to include Friday thru Sunday. What do I do?

GP or Hospital GPR: Try a General Practioner who sees emergencies on an 24-hour basis or try a hospital that has a dental residency program where the dentists getting advanced training will treat you. You may have to travel a little, but the pain relief will be worth the trip. You may also want to call the Florida Dental Association for guidance. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can gallbladder issues make pregnancy morning sickness worse? Is gallblader pain a medical emergency?

Can gallbladder issues make pregnancy morning sickness worse?  Is gallblader pain a medical emergency?

Yes: Gallbladder can certainly add to sickness. As far as the pain is concerned, if it goes away if few hrs than not an emergency. If lasts more than say 4-6 hrs, need to seek medical attention. Need to go see your doctor now so that they can make proper referral now. ...Read more

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He has some wisdom teeth that need to be extracted and we have the illinois medicaid he's been in so much pain would an emergency department help?

He has some wisdom teeth that need to be extracted and we have the illinois medicaid he's been in so much pain would an emergency department help?

Temporarily: The er can only prescribe pain and antibiotic medication. Thi can provide temporary relief. The bes long term solution will be to see a dentist and maybe have the wisdom tooth removed. Hope things work out quickly ...Read more

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I started getting left arm pain. To the emergency room and had an EKG came back clear. I was having anxiety during would that throw off thevresults?

I started getting left arm pain. To the emergency room and had an EKG came back clear. I was having anxiety during would that throw off thevresults?

No: 24 year olds don't have heart attacks unless they use Cocaine or have diabetes (and then, it's still rare). It sounds like you had non-cardiac pain. Many things can cause left arm pain; in your age group, the first 3 diagnoses are: muscle ache. ...Read more

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I have 4 teeth that are abscessed and I am in a lot of pain. Is it emergency to get a doctor I can't afford to go to a dentist?

I have 4 teeth that are abscessed and I am in a lot of pain. Is it emergency to get a doctor I can't afford to go to a dentist?

ER: At least you can go to an ER and you can get antibiotics and pain meds. Most states have state programs to help limited income dental problems. ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain in right chest started 24 hours ago, hurts to breathe, can't sleep because of pain. Go to emergency room? 42 yrs, male, inactive... Took tylenol and aspirin and the pain is much better if the pain goes away should I just forget it?

This : This may well be a musculoskeletal pain related to prior activity, but other causes are possible. A blood clot traveling to your lungs can cause this type of pain. Particularly if you have a history of blood clots, you should have this looked into by your doctor. Bedrest, cigarette smoking, a family history of blood clots, fractures in the pelvis or legs, heart failure, obesity, recent surgery, blood that is more likely to clot (hypercoagulability), cancer, taking Estrogens or birth control pills all increase the risk of blood clots forming. Blood clots in legs veins are most common in adults over age 60, but can occur at any age. Sitting for long periods when traveling can increase the risk of blood clots. This most often occurs when one or more of the risk factors listed above are also present.
Warning signs of a blood clot traveling to your lungs include: unexplained sudden onset of shortness of breath, chest pain or discomfort that worsens when you take a deep breath or when you cough, feeling lightheaded, dizziness, fainting, rapid pulse, sweating, coughing up blood, or a sense of anxiety or nervousness. ...Read more

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23 yo male. Upper chest discomfort/pain. Went to Emergency Dept & told me my heart rate/pressure/xray/blood were fine. Prescribed me inhaler but didn't help with pain. When rest it helps. Please help?

23 yo male. Upper chest discomfort/pain. Went to Emergency Dept & told me my heart rate/pressure/xray/blood were fine. Prescribed me inhaler but didn't help with pain. When rest it helps. Please help?

Cardiology 1st: I suggest you see your primary care physician for referral to a cardiologist who will do testing such as an ECHO cardiogram and exercise stress testing that is not done in the ER. If the inhaler does not help, don't use it. The ER mainly rules out arrhythmias and heart attacks, but not all cardiac problems. Asthma causes shortness of breath and wheezing. Is there a family history of heart disease? ...Read more

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My 30 year old stepson has a knot behind his ribcage causing the rib to protrude but he is not having any pain? Is this an emergency situation?

My 30 year old stepson has a knot behind his ribcage causing the rib to protrude but he is not having any pain? Is this an emergency situation?

No: Unless this is related to an injury or is painful or interfering with his breathing, he can schedule an appointment to see his doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is chest pain considered a medical emergency at school?

Can you tell me is chest pain considered a medical emergency at school?

Chest pain in the ER: There are many causes of chest pain. Some are dire emergencies while others are from minor conditions. In an er we are mainly concerned with making sure you don't require emergency intervention. It can be frustrating for patients when all of our er tests are normal. However, this is always good news! Even if a final answer to your symptoms is not found in the er, for many it is place to start. ...Read more

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Can appendix be bad for a year?last year and today have same abdomen right/mid pain with nausealast year emergency testshigh neutrophiles

Can appendix be bad for a year?last year and today have same abdomen right/mid pain with nausealast year emergency testshigh neutrophiles

Unlikely: It is more likely a coincidence that you have similar pain on two occasions that far apart. Usually if you have an inflammation of appendix, it will get worse until surgery to remove it. ...Read more

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Molar with old silver filling note very sensitive to hot and cold momentary pain, otherwise not painful. Emergency or can I see dentist next week?

Molar with old silver filling note very sensitive to hot and cold momentary pain, otherwise not painful. Emergency or can I see dentist next week?

Not an emergency: Take OTC painkillers to control pain as needed. However, if the toothache is caused by an infection or tooth decay under the amalgam filling, it won't go away on its own. The best way to prevent a toothache is to handle dental problems early on when they are treatable. Don't miss your appointment next week. ...Read more

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So concerned. Away from daughter who had tonsillectomy 6 days ago. Severe pain and now bleeding. Emergency put on antibiotics. This severe pain normal?

See surgeon: She needs to go back and see the surgeon, not so much for the pain, but definitely if she has now begun to bleed. Do not wait, go now and be seen. ...Read more

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My wife is taking macrobid 100 mg caps twice a day to treat a UTI. Was told that if she has pain to go to emergency. She is having cramp like symptom?

My wife is taking macrobid 100 mg caps twice a day to treat a UTI. Was told that if she has pain to go to emergency. She is having cramp like symptom?

Cramps: Are not uncommon with UTIs. Usually these do not warrant an ER visit unless they are severe, however it depends on where the crampy pain is located and whether it is accompanied by fever, nausea, or flank pain (which could signal that the infection has traveled to the kidneys, and that WOULD warrant an ER visit. If her cramps are worse than a period, call your Dr's office for advice. ...Read more

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My right foot got caught in a spiral door stopper yday and twisted. My mid-foot is slightly swollen. I walked tonight and pain in toes too. Emergency?

My right foot got caught in a spiral door stopper yday and twisted. My mid-foot is slightly swollen. I walked tonight and pain in toes too. Emergency?

Hate those doors.: Let's see what the foot is like tomorrow. Soft tissue damage could be the real issue. Use the RICE principle and rest it. If you feel that there is something more serious going on, then there probably is. Use your instincts and have it examined if the foot develops increasing signs of a more serious injury. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopic appendectomy 3 weeks ago. All has been well until this morning. Moderate pain, bloating, tenderness, discomfort. Emergency room?

I had a laparoscopic appendectomy 3 weeks ago. All has been well until this morning. Moderate pain, bloating, tenderness, discomfort. Emergency room?

Is it worsening?: Call us on Health Tap Prime. We can try to evaluate your condition.
Meanwhile, see if you have Fever, increasing pain, Nausea with Bloating- any Vomiting?
Is your abdomen is getting Bigger?
If answer is No to above questions; you are probably ok. Otherwise you will need Medical Attention.
Were able to eat anything today? ...Read more

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What is an emergency pain relief for an arthritis flare up?

What is an emergency pain relief for an arthritis flare up?

It depends: It depends on what type of arthritis that you have. Talk to your doctor to help develop a plan for you. ...Read more

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Can you please explain why dental pain is not considered an emergency?

Can you please explain why dental pain is not considered an emergency?

It is: Dental pain is nature's way of informing you that something is wrong and that you should do something about it as tooth pain rarely resolves itself. Most emergency rooms do not have dental staff so resolution of your problem is diminished at a hospital. ...Read more

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What treatment does the "dental emergency pain-relief procedure" involve?

What treatment does the "dental emergency pain-relief procedure" involve?

Varies: It depends upon the reason you are in pain. If your tooth is abcessed, the dentist may prescribe antibioics and have you return for an extraction or root canal. If the tooth is fractured, the dentist may place a temporary filling or do a pulpotomy (remove nerve) and have you return for permanent filling or root canal procedure. They will want to take an x-ray of the tooth to determine treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my chest hurt sometimes when I breathe in? What can cause chest pain and is it an emergency?

Why does my chest hurt sometimes when I breathe in? What can cause chest pain and is it an emergency?

Not an emergency: Chest pain is not always an emergency. If it is happening sometimes and when breathing basically speaks against any serious problem particularly to the heart condition. You may have rib cage issue or what we call musculoskeletal pain. If you care not coughing, does not have fever and other constitutional symptoms, you need not worry. Take some advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) and see if it responds. ...Read more

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My hip socket shattered in a car accident 16 years ago. Had rebuilt with titanium. Now I'm having pain& swelling. Is this an emergency? Cant afford dr

My hip socket shattered in a car accident 16 years ago. Had rebuilt with titanium. Now I'm having pain& swelling. Is this an emergency? Cant afford dr

Probably NO, but: See your doctor as you'll need xrays to be diagnosed properly and treated. You most likely have gone on to develop full-blown arthritis, which will need to be treated.
I don't think the er would be able to help, but you need an orthopod for further care. ...Read more

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Is abdominal pain with fever generally an emergency only if the abdominal pain is severe or if the fever is 104 or greater?

Is abdominal pain with fever generally an emergency only if the abdominal pain is severe or if the fever is 104 or greater?

No exclusions!: Not all bad things that occur in the abdomen are associated with high fever (example: acute intestinal ischemia) nor does the pain have to be severe (example: cancer is often painless). Remember, the abdomen includes many organ systems (gi tract, liver/biliary/pancreas, renal/urologic, gynecologic, vascular, etc.)--any one of which can cause catastrophic illness without severe discomfort or fever. ...Read more