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Urgent Care Center
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
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 ...Read more
What is the explanation of these MRI results? I have a work related injury that is being followed (and I use that term very loosely) by a workman's comp case worker. My case worker sent me to an urgent care center. They ordered an mri. Findings: "at
Please finish: Did you post the rest of the findings in another question? ...Read more
Would it be okay to go to an urgent care center for pain in my arm severe pain try everything pains on side of my arm.
Sure: It would proably get you further than just chatting about it on the nternet. ...Read more
Call the office: Call and ask but I would estimate. $300. ...Read more
If I was to go to an urgent care center for arm pain with a lipoma what will they do because my arm gets weak n painful pretty much my whole arm.
Different problems: Most lipomas are superficial in the skin and subcutaneous fat. They shouldn't cause arm weakness or numbness unless directly overlying a nerve. On the other hand, arm weakness or numbness can be symptoms of much more serious problems such as thoracic outlet syndrome, vascular insufficiency, or spinal cord pathology. You definitely need to see a dr for a complete history and physical exam. ...Read more
No, generally not: An urgent care center is not intended to be a place where skin biopsies are done. Dermatologists, and some primary care doctors, do skin biopsies... and the patient returns to the doctor later to discuss the results of biopsies. Urgent care centers are for treating new illnesses such as a stomach flu, colds and coughs, rashes such as poison oak or hives, etc... ...Read more
My fiance has a dislocated jaw & I was wondering if an urgent care center would be able to help her. I don't want to hurt her & the ER is 30+ mi away?
What would happen if I went to an urgent care center with severe joint pain. Mainly in my knees which is the most severe. Almost a week now?
Varies: It depends on wether or not you had an injury. With an in injury it could many things, from a knee sprain to a cartilage or ligament tear. Without an injury, it could be an infection, gout, or any number of rheumatoid like problems. Either way it sounds like you need a work up for knee pain. ...Read more
If I was to walk n to a urgent care center with come n go pain either behind ears or in either side of temple area so far sharp pain what will they do?
Come and go pain:
Firstly I hope they will take a history and examine you. If you do not actually have any pain or symptoms there is little they can do.
Given that its " come and go pain" the best is to have this evaluated through your pmd. ...Read more
I feel like something in my ear, but I just went to an urgent care center and the doctor said there is definitely nothing in my ear. What could it be?
I'm on day 3 of moxicillin for strep throat, after a visit to an urgent care center. So far no symptom relief. Should I be concerned?
Not at all: No you have to take the full 10 days of Amoxicilin and you will see the symptoms relief pretty soon ...Read more
What will they do at an urgent care center for my head pain that I keep getting they come and go its real sharp pain either behind my ear or front?
May be TMJ: Do you clench or grind your teeth? Do you chew gum? Are you stressed in general? Do you eat a lot of chewy or crunchy foods? Are you missing teeth? If you answer yes to one or more of these questions your pain may be from your jaw joint. Go on a soft diet, use ice for 20 min 4 times a day or more on the spot that hurts and take alleve twice a day. If that helps, great. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more
I've been burning & hurting when I urinate. I've even had blood on my tissue. Will it be okay to go to the urgent care center in the morning or do I need to go to ER? I haven't had any fever or chills.
GoodNight, SleepTight: Urgent Cares were made for you!! Don't go to an ER unless you've just fallen out of a 50-story building and caught a cold on the way down...well, in your case, if you developed a fever and upper back pain, maybe with some nausea and generally feeling not well. But you probably have an uncomplicated bladder infection, easily evaluated in an Urgent Care. ...Read more
I began with what I thought it was a fungal infection on my feet. I visited an urgent care center. The doctor concurred and prescribed difflucan and?
Sometimes: Skin biopsies are generally easy to do, but some urgent care physicians aren't proficient at it because skin cancer is not an urgent issue. Many urgent care centers won't have the proper processing kits to transport the tissue to the pathology lab. Call any medical facility before you go to make sure they can handle your needs. ...Read more
Maybe.: It would be more useful than the hairdresser and less expensive than the emergency room, but there is nothing better than your primary care doc if you have one. ...Read more
I'm having severe back pain, nausea, burning urination, fatigue, sweats, and I just feel really horrible. Should I go to the ER or urgent care center?
Yesterday I had a severe migraine including a stiff neck and I've had a swollen lymph node (posterior cervical area)for about a week. I went to an urgent care center some blood work was done and the results came back with elevated lymphocytes (47%) I woke
Viral illness.: Assuming they considered meningitis and ruled it out clinically, this sounds like a viral illness with arthralgias and lymph node enlargement, which would be expected with a viral illness. Lymphocytes fight off viral infections, so an elevation of such in your blood would be expected as well. ...Read more
L5-S1, is a focal disc extrusion, mild central canal narrowing and left neural exit foraminal narrowing, with details as above. Is this urgency?
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
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
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
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