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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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Urgent Care (Definition)

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


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Can I go to local urgent care center just to get tramdol?

Can I go to local urgent care center just to get tramdol?

No: Urgent care centers are expensive. I do not recommend that you just walk in there to get tramadol. You should get tramadol from your pmd. By walking into urgent care you are abusing the system and adding to healthcare costs which cost the country economically. ...Read more

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Can a yeast infection be diagnosed at an urgent care center?

Can a yeast infection be diagnosed at an urgent care center?

Yes: Clinical symptoms and exam findings along with, occasionally, a swab of the vaginal discharge, is sufficient to make a presumptive diagnosis of a yeast infection and can be done at an urgent care center. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Would an urgent care center do a skin biopsy for skin cancer if requested?

Would an urgent care center do a skin biopsy for skin cancer if requested?

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

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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?

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?

Dentist or Oral surg: If the dislocation is self-induced, like from yawning or opening too wide, see if you can find a dentist that is available. If the dislocation was caused by an accident/injury, get her to a TMJ specialist or oral surgeon. Otherwise, go to the urgent care. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

This may be: Fluid BEHIND your ear drum... (Thus not seen as a foreign body in your ear!!!)
Try some OTC Neo-synephrine Nasal spray. this will open the tiny (Eustacian) tubes and allow drainage of the fluid
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Can urgent care centers do a biopsy for detecting skin cancer?

Can urgent care centers do a biopsy for detecting skin cancer?

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

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Would it be best for me to go to an urgent care center for abdominal pain nausea and dizziness?

Would it be best for me to go to an urgent care center for abdominal pain nausea and dizziness?

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

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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

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

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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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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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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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