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Should I Go To The Emergecy Room For Severe Chronic Back Pain
Depends: When someone talks about chronic pain, the assumption is that the pain is stable. If the pain is stable then there should no need for "emergency" intervention. However, if the pain character, location, etc has changed or if there are new neurologic issues (weakness, numbness) then it might be appropriate to seek urgent attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: 'chronic' means it has been going on for 60-90 days. This is, by definition, not an emergency. If the pain hasn't gone away and conventional approaches haven't found the cause, you might want to consult an osteopathic doctor, especially one who specializes in hands-on diagnosis and manipulative treatment. They can frequently find the cause and treat it when others can't. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Not enough detail to answer well, but low back & leg pain are often related.Diarrhea could be related to the back pain, but less likely to the leg.Unless you're getting severely dehydrated (needing IV hydration) or the pain is unbearable, an ER visit may not be best.If you have other symptoms that are more worrying-blood in the stool, very high fever, etc. ER may be necessary.Call your doctor 1st. ...Read more
Im having severe pain in gall bladder area... severe.... do I need to go to the emergency room? And what do I do to ease the pain?
Yes , you have to go: ER now , any severe unexplained pain need immediate medical attention , some conditions may l need intervention (surgery ) ER is the best place as trained specialist the ER physician is available and 24 hrs a day , with facility to do required tests . so go to ER now ...Read more
Yes: If the pain is severe enough you should go the hospital. Uti alone is sufficient reason to seek care. ...Read more
DEFINITELY !: Pelvic pain is a common symptom of many conditions: endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, pelvic floor dysfunction and fibromyalgia to mention a few. You must choose a gynecologist that has special interest in this field since it can be frustrating to both patient and physician. A laparoscopic view of your pelvis (as in the picture) can help in the work up of this complaint ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Probably not: Your best bet is to make an appointment to see a dentist as soon as possible. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally safe during pregnancy but you should speak to your OB about what drugs are safe for you. If you are unable to see a dentist soon you may be able to see an er doctor for pain relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been having intense lower back pain lower right Side pain that runs to my hip should I go to the ER or urgent care clinic?
Acute or chronic? : If your symptoms are very acute/new, you could consider a kidney stone to be present, and you could have this evaluated at the ER if the pain is severe. If the symptoms have been present for quite a long time, you could start with an an evaluation with your PCP for a possible low back condition. ...Read more
Chronic upper back pain, spread to middle now low back,hip,fatigue ,nausea, severe pain last few days with pressure in bowels. Should I go to ER or Dr?
Let me explain: Most gallstones do not cause problems. But if they block a duct, they usually need treatment. When gallstones keep blocking a bile duct , you may have pain with fever and chills. Or your skin or the whites of your eyes may turn yellow. Call your doctor right away. Having stones in your bile duct increases your chance of having a swollen pancreas (pancreatitis). ...Read more
Having sudden severe pain in mid back which also extends to neck. How long to wait before seeing doctor?
Common complaint: Poor posture leads to a muscle strain and back/neck pain. Most patients do not have a serious spinal problem. However if your pain accompanied by neurological deficiency (numbness, weakness) call a doctor. Moist heat, stretch exercises NSAID (otc) aleve (naproxen) and good mattress are very helpful. If concerned see pcp for further investigation. ...Read more
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