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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

Dr. Erin Robertson
573 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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Giving Palliative Care (Checklist)

Make a list of medicines and times to give them
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Keep number for doctors and other caregivers (for example hospice agency) handy
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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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Improving Personal Care (Checklist)

Brush teeth twice a day and floss once a day
daily
Exercise by walking, swimming, or biking
5x week
Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
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Do some form of meditation to decrease stress
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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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Urgency but mostly no urin? Is it an infection?

Urgency but mostly no urin? Is it an infection?

COULD BE: This is a common symptom of bacterial cystitis. ...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

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What causes male urinary problems: frequency, urgency, etc. Treatments?

What causes male urinary problems: frequency, urgency, etc. Treatments?

Broad question: This question is sort of like, 'what does a urologist treat? '. Urinary problems can be cause by enlarged prostates (BPH), prostate cancer, bladder infection, bladder tumor, certain parasites, congenital anomalies of the urinary tract, diabetes insipidus, and many other conditions. Treatments depend on the cause: surgery, certain madications, and dietary habit changes. ...Read more

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I found out yesterday I have a suspected myxoma. I want a second opinion on urgency of further diagnosis & treatment?

I found out yesterday I have a suspected myxoma. I want a second opinion on urgency of further diagnosis & treatment?

You can't get a: Second opinion on Health Tap BASIC - we just provide general health information. You could use HealthTap Concierge or a local provider. Take care. ...Read more

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What does a specific gravity of less than 1.005 indicate. Other factors. Trace. Blood urgency, pressure, no pain no temp.

What does a specific gravity of less than 1.005 indicate. Other factors. Trace. Blood urgency, pressure, no pain no temp.

Trace elements: Pure water has a specific gravity (SG) of 1.
Whatever is added, increases theSG, the widest range is in the urine to preserve the blood SG within a very narrow range, which is usually normal.
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Four times this year I've wet the bed....As an adult. I'm 28. It seems my urinary urgency is becoming more prominent as well. Thoughts?

Could be: Could be diabetes. Or it could be weakening of your pelvic muscles which is common in women who have given birth multiple times. It could also be due to stress or infection. See your physician for an appropriate work up. ...Read more

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Mirabegron (betmiga) seems to not stop my frequency and urgency so much. I'm on 50mg with flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg. May I need more dosage?

Mirabegron (betmiga) seems to not stop my frequency and urgency so much. I'm on 50mg with flomax (tamsulosin). 4mg. May I need more dosage?

Here are some...: The effectiveness of a drug is not always as good as what claimed by the company. Since you've been under urologist's care for obstructive irritative voiding, referring this Q directly to her/him would be the most logical & beneficial thing to do because your doc knows more about your individual condition than anyone online. Yet, to do things right, follow http://formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. ...Read more

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What would cause a person to lose control and violently defecate on him or herself while on the way to the bathroom with no signs of major urgency?

What would cause a person to lose control and violently defecate on him or herself while on the way to the bathroom with no signs of major urgency?

Many: There are a lot of possibilities on this one. C.Dif being the most dangerous. Age, sex recent meds or drugs all wouls be important info as well as how often, blood, loose, formed, color. Need to see a doc. ...Read more

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Is it okay to postone my ACL reconstruction to next year as I am busy this year? Or is there any urgency? I don't feel much pain as of now. Thanks

Is it okay to postone my ACL reconstruction to next year as I am busy this year? Or is there any urgency? I don't feel much pain as of now. Thanks

Maybe: Studies of people with torn acls show that the longer they wait the greater the chance of damaging other structures in the knee such as meniscus and articular cartilage; when this additional damage is present the outcomes of surgery are not as good; if you already have meniscus or cartilage damage you may not want to delay that long; talk to your local md, consider a second opinion. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm on 25 my of myrbetriq and 86 ur old female I on it for just 7 days now I'm sleeping at nights but still have some urgency doing the day any help?

I'm on 25 my of myrbetriq and 86 ur old female I on it for just 7 days now I'm sleeping at nights but still have some urgency doing the day any help?

Increase dose?: Consider increasing the dose to 50mg, or experiment with changing when you take the pill from night to morning. I would change the timing of the pill before I consider doubling up, but being on it for only 1 week, you may need some additional time (2-4 weeks?). Make sure you avoid food and drinks that can make your daytime problem worse (caffeine being a big culprit). ...Read more