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Dr. Erin Robertson
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Urgent Care (Overview)

Urgent care is delivered in an ambulatory setting. Patients arrive without appointments, first come, first served (except in cases of emergency) care that is rendered is often to treat minor traumatic injuries (ankle sprain, broken finger), lacerations, minor illnesses - sore throat, cough, uti. Not a primary care setting - patients are referred back to their own pmd.


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I got two wounds not really deep on my leg. They were treated at the urgency care and got a booster for tetanus 8 hours after the cut. Should I worry?

I got two wounds not really deep on my leg. They were treated at the urgency care and got a booster for tetanus 8 hours after the cut. Should I worry?

Not necessaraly: You sound like you had everything done that is worth doing. I would just pay attention to the wound site for signs of proper healing. Look at it a couple times a day and look for swelling, redness, oozing or other feature that would suggest an infection is setting in. It may swell minimally and hurt for a while, but the process should be less troublesome every day until it heals. ...Read more

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Dr. Erin Robertson
562 Doctors shared insights

Urgent Care (Overview)

Urgent care is delivered in an ambulatory setting. Patients arrive without appointments, first come, first served (except in cases of emergency) care that is rendered is often to treat minor traumatic injuries (ankle sprain, broken finger), lacerations, minor illnesses - sore throat, cough, uti. Not a primary care setting - patients are referred back to their own pmd.


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Relative unable to move bowels for over two weeks. Has taken dulcolax, citric magnesium, and prune juice. Given prescription suppositories by urgent care center, still now movement. No stomach pain, just pain in rear and urgency to go. What should be d

Relative unable to move bowels for over two weeks. Has taken dulcolax, citric magnesium, and prune juice. Given prescription suppositories by urgent care center, still now movement. No stomach pain, just pain in rear and urgency to go. What should be d

Go to ER now.: Digital rectal exam? Occult blood? A KUB? Acute bowel series? Time to go to a real ER. He needs a CT+contrast. Critical: is he even passing gas? If not & you have no imaging, *stop* giving any treatment from above. NPO with IV fluids. Nothing by mouth except sips of ginger ale until docs know what is going on. He may just be impacted, or have something worse like a mass, torsion or infarct. ...Read more

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What is a sense of urgency?

What is a sense of urgency?

Have to go---badly!: Assuming you mean urinary urgency, it is just the feeling that you have to go quickly or you might lose control. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: urgency?

What is the definition or description of: urgency?

Requires attention: Urgency refers to 1) conditions leading to a strong physiological sensation such as the urgency to pee, and 2) a doctor term describing a condition which needs treatment soon but is not a true emergency requiring immediate attention. ...Read more

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Who is in charge of grading the urgency of ultrasounds?

Who is in charge of grading the urgency of ultrasounds?

Doctor ordering it.: The doctor who orders the ultrasound test usually specifies if the test is to be performed with "routine" or "STAT" urgency. In a true medical emergency, "STAT" (often called "rush" or "ASAP") orders should be used. If the test is ordered "routine, " then scheduling falls upon the administrators of the ultrasound or radiology department where the order is sent. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to discus ...Read more

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Experiencing a sense of urgency but feeling ok after it passes?

Urgency: Urinary urgency is sometimes a symptom of more serious problems. In general it is common and can be due to medications, caffeine consumption, overactive bladder or even mood and anxiety. If symptoms persist, see a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Mental diversion doesn't work, I tried for 40 yrs (I'm 55). You can't ignore strong biological urges like hunger, sex, elimination urgency. Anyone else?

Mental diversion doesn't work, I tried for 40 yrs (I'm 55). You can't ignore strong biological urges like hunger, sex, elimination urgency. Anyone else?

Biological urges: It is true that some biological urges are ingrained in our actions as humans. All of the above urges contribute to a healthy life and/or propagation of our species. Within reasonable health and cultural boundaries, these urges should not be suppressed or ignored. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 41 year old boyfriend urinates frequently and at times with urgency. He goes to the toilet between 2-3 times during the night. What could that mean?

Urgency: He may have an enlarged prostate and should see a urologist to undergo a digital examination and possible blood work. ...Read more

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Urine culture came back negative. I'm having trouble with urgency and frequency. What could it be?

Urine culture came back negative. I'm having trouble with urgency and frequency. What could it be?

GU irritation?: If not UTI something is still irritating your bladder so it reacts with the feeling of urgency to urinate even when empty. Irritation can come from stones in the bladder or from mass lesions around it such as fibroids or enlarged uterus or severe constipation (fecal mass im rectum). If none, check with a urologist ...Read more

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Uro says I may have sensory urgency no OAB tests all fine just slight pressure higher end scale. Is this diff to OAB? What can help? Already on med

Uro says I may have sensory urgency no OAB tests all fine just slight pressure higher end scale. Is this diff to OAB? What can help? Already on med

Here are some...: Your evolving and changing bladder sensation and accommodation takes place in personal unique way; thereby your urinary symptoms manifest in a wide variation. The diagnostic terminology is designed and coined for study, comparison, & communication although we are all born differently. Yet, the treatment for urinary urgency & frequency under various name of diagnosis has remained about the same. ...Read more

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What is hypertension urgency?

What is hypertension urgency?

Severe HTN: It's more accurately: severe HTN with mild symptoms. Mostly BP doesn't cause symptoms, but when it's very high (we're talking >200/>110 - sometimes much higher), there may be angina, heart failure, or encephalopathy. If severe, it's a hypertensive emergency. "urgency" is a term used for a borderline situation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Urinary urgency?

What is the definition or description of: Urinary urgency?

That is. ..: Feeling one has to go to bathroom in a hurry so to avoid peeing in the pants. ...Read more