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When do I need to go to the ER for rectal bleeding?

When do I need to go to the ER for rectal bleeding?

Rectal bleeding: Is usually caused by hemorroids, but it can also be caused by diverticulosis, tumors, trauma, angiodysplasia, or upper GI bleeding. You should go to ed when it does not stop when you lie down. Otherwise, you can wait ti see the doctor the following business day. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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When do I need to go to hospital w/ rectal pain?

When do I need to go to hospital w/ rectal pain?

When you think : Basically, you should have rectal pain evaluated by a primary care doctor.They shoul help you with a diagnosis and a treatment plan. If you are having uncontrolled bleed ing or are in overwhelming pain you should go to the hospital. ...Read more

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If i go to urgent care and they say that i need to go to ER will they give me a referral?

If i go to urgent care and they say that i need to go to ER will they give me a referral?

They should: If you are not sure if your condition requires an emergency room visit you should be able to check at most urgent care centers. It is certainly a good idea to be seen by a physician if you have a concern. We routinely send our patients with a note from our urgent care when we refer to the er and we will also call the er. This gives as much information to the er caregivers as possible. ...Read more

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If you vomit so much, when do you need to go to the hospital for dehydration?

If you vomit so much, when do you need to go to the hospital for dehydration?

When lightheaded: Prolonged vomiting can lead to severe dehydration, which is typically manifested by severe fatigue and lightheadedness when getting standing. If you develop these symptoms and you still cannot keep fluids down, you probably need to the hospital for intraveous fluids and other therapy to treat the vomiting. High grade fevers should also prompt early vists to the er. ...Read more

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Help please! when should I go to an ER or urgent care for iv?

Help please! when should I go to an ER or urgent care for iv?

When you cant wait: due to being sick. There is not clear cut answer, but when you are injured or you are too dehydrated, you may require fluid through intravenous route, then you may need to be in ER. ...Read more

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What to do about parasites- go to doctor or emergency room?

What to do about parasites- go to doctor or emergency room?

Your doctor: I assume you are asking about intestinal parasites. Stool studies can be ordered in the office and, depending on results, appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Do i need to go to a doctor/hospital after an overdose?

Do i need to go to a doctor/hospital after an overdose?

Yes: Overdose of any drug or medication is potentially very serious and can have immediate and/or long term effects. You also need to talk to someone about the reason for the overdose accidental or intentional. If you are intentionally trying to harm yourself you need immediate evaluation by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't seek medical attention when you have blood in stool after using an enema? Why do you need to seek medical care?

What happens if you don't seek medical attention when you have blood in stool after using an enema? Why do you need to seek medical care?

See answer: If you have been constipated and have noted some blood in the stool, the most likely cause at your age is bleeding internal hemorrhoids. If you have persistent blood in the stools you do need to be checked to be sure nothing else is the cause. The following link will discuss the causes for blood in the stool and Rx: http://bit.ly/1KXooGn ...Read more

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Do i need to go to doc office for pharyngitis?

Do i need to go to doc office for pharyngitis?

How severe?: If the symptoms are mild and go away in a day or two and if you are otherwise healthy then probably not. However, if the pain is moderate to severe then i would recommend getting checked out. Group a strep is one of the causes of pharyngitis (as well as tonsillitis) and it would be important to know if this is the cause of the infection. This bacteria has the potential to cause other problems. ...Read more

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Do you need to go to emergency straight away if you have tachycardia?

Do you need to go to emergency straight away if you have tachycardia?

Heart rate: Tachycardia is not always pathologic. On the other hand hand if its symptomatic or has no obvious cause like exercisej should get checked. ...Read more

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How to know if i need to go to the emergency room/accident + emergency?

How to know if i need to go to the emergency room/accident + emergency?

If you think you do: If you think you are having an emergency, go to the emergency room. That sounds simplistic, but is should be. If you are worried there is something wrong with your health that is new and possibly life threatening, life altering, or very painful, go ask an EM doc. If you have a cold and can't get in to your doctor or want just want a test done faster, do not go to the ER. ...Read more

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What can cause you to feel the urge to eat, then almost immediately have the urge to go to the bathroom due to soft stool bowel movement?

What can cause you to feel the urge to eat, then almost immediately  have the urge to go to the bathroom due to soft stool bowel movement?

Fast transit: You have fast transit through your gastrointestinal tract. It may be that there is something wrong and needs to be checked or you have naturally increased stomach colon reflex which means your colon movements increase when food gets to the stomach. Try foods that require more time to stay in the stomach such as protein, fat. Carbs, fiber usually pass quickly. ...Read more

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When do I need to seek medical attention for a fever?

When do I need to seek medical attention for a fever?

For an adult if: You have a temp > 104 get medical evaluation. However get help well before then if you have difficulty breathing, obvious infection etc. ...Read more