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Should I go to the emergecy room for severe chronic back pain?

Should I go to the emergecy room for severe chronic back pain?

Depends: When someone talks about chronic pain, the assumption is that the pain is stable. If the pain is stable then there should no need for "emergency" intervention. However, if the pain character, location, etc has changed or if there are new neurologic issues (weakness, numbness) then it might be appropriate to seek urgent attention. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Going to orthopedic for leg pain & he's looking at my back, which is understandable.Am I going to the right doctor for ongoing severe leg pain?

Going to orthopedic for leg pain & he's looking at my back, which is understandable.Am I going to the right doctor for ongoing severe leg pain?

Yes. Most all ortho-: -pedic surgeons will B able 2 kno the difference between intrinsic knee issues & referred pain from spine issues. Sometimes it requires imaging of the leg such as an MRI or of the spine.. ...Read more

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Severe pain for a fibroid tumor and cysts on uterus.Apt monday with obgyn.The suffering is depressing.What warning signs to look for to go back to er?

Severe pain for a fibroid tumor and cysts on uterus.Apt monday with obgyn.The suffering is depressing.What warning signs to look for to go back to er?

Make sure: You are evacuating your bowels and bladder. Pressure on them from fibroid can cause a second set of problems and pain from retention of urine or stool, which may require an er visit. If you are bleeding excessively and feel faint, would go to the er. ...Read more

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At what point should you go to the ER for shooting pain in the navel? Possible hernia?

At what point should you go to the ER for shooting pain in the navel? Possible hernia?

Go if the: Pain is very severe, you have bothersome associated nausea, vomiting, you are having fevers, or you are having bothersome diarrhea or unable to poop. When in doubt, if you are that concerned, then be seen. ...Read more

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Should i go to the ER for elbow pain and chest discomfort? Went to ER 2 days ago, chest X-ray clear, no history of heart issues.

Should i go to the ER for elbow pain and chest discomfort? Went to ER 2 days ago, chest X-ray clear, no history of heart issues.

No!: This is not a reason to use an er! if acute cardiac pathology was excluded 2 days ago you should take your elbow and chest symptoms to a primary care physician for a thorough evaluation. Er care is expensive. Ers are crowded. Ers are for acute, life threatening conditions. If you don't have a primary care physician try asking your friends for recommendations. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to expect going into the emergency room with chest pains?

Some things: Vital signs will be taken.You may be given supplemental oxygen. Ekg (electrical tracing of heart activity) leads may be placed on your trunk. Blood work may be drawn. A medical history will be taken and you will be physically examined. The physician will determine if any other studies are indicated. You may or may not be administered medication in the emergency room. ...Read more

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Mid back pain and ULQ/Epigastric pain for 3 Mos. Fatigue, tiredness, & trouble sleeping. Went to ER for severe pain 1 week ago, but blood work didn't show anything. Back pain bad today. Should I go to ER and insist they do more? My PCP won't help.

Mid back pain and ULQ/Epigastric pain for 3 Mos. Fatigue, tiredness, & trouble sleeping. Went to ER for severe pain 1 week ago, but blood work didn't show anything. Back pain bad today. Should I go to ER and insist they do more? My PCP won't help.

Ct scan , ultrasound: need this to finalize diagnosis, or maybe laproscopy if gynecological problems,, may have ulcer so go to g.i. dr for endoscopy[scoping] since epigastric pain, try proton pump inhibitor for 1 month like prilosec. avoid much alcohol , never smoke. hope /pray it helps. be sure not constipated, use mirilax /colace, senna/dulcolax. chnag diet if so , less white flour products. ...Read more

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At what point should I go the hospital for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

At what point should I go the hospital for alcohol withdrawal symptoms?

Go to rehab: Check with your local medical clinic or hospital if they have a program to get clean from alcohol. Usually takes several days to one week. Patients receive tranquilizers and anticonvulsants while not drinking alcohol to prevent seizures, delirium or neurological complications. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the ER for severe lower back pain with leg pain and diarrhea?

Do I need to go to the ER for severe lower back pain with leg pain and diarrhea?

Not necessarily: Not enough detail to answer well, but low back & leg pain are often related.Diarrhea could be related to the back pain, but less likely to the leg.Unless you're getting severely dehydrated (needing IV hydration) or the pain is unbearable, an ER visit may not be best.If you have other symptoms that are more worrying-blood in the stool, very high fever, etc. ER may be necessary.Call your doctor 1st. ...Read more

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Recent mouth surgery. Lots of pain. Normal healing pain. Almost out of painkillers. Should i go to dentist or clinic to try for more?

Recent mouth surgery. Lots of pain. Normal healing pain. Almost out of painkillers. Should i go to dentist or clinic to try for more?

Your surgeon: If you are still in that much pain that you need narcotics, there may be a complication, something a clinic may not be able to help you with. ...Read more

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Sister admitted to hospital, 1 week post delivery, with hyperventilation, abdominal, back and shoulder pain and going in to shock. Drs ruled out pe?

Sister admitted to hospital, 1 week post delivery, with hyperventilation, abdominal, back and shoulder pain and going in to shock. Drs ruled out pe?

Emergency Medicine: This question is out of the scope of this app. No one here knows the exact situation at the hospital but can comfortably promise that everything that could be a complication will be looked at and an evaluation made and a treatment plan put in place. ...Read more

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Chronic back pain, should I go to the emergency room or what?

Chronic back pain, should I go to the emergency room or what?

No: 'chronic' means it has been going on for 60-90 days. This is, by definition, not an emergency. If the pain hasn't gone away and conventional approaches haven't found the cause, you might want to consult an osteopathic doctor, especially one who specializes in hands-on diagnosis and manipulative treatment. They can frequently find the cause and treat it when others can't. ...Read more

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Left pancreas attacks nausea, dark urine pain. Should I go back to the ER for more testing?

Left pancreas attacks nausea, dark urine pain. Should I go back to the ER for more testing?

Go back: If your symptoms are returning, changing, or getting worse, i'd avise you to seek medical attention again. ...Read more

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Should i go to the ER for sudden onset of testicular pain?

Should i go to the ER for sudden onset of testicular pain?

Testes pain: Sudden onset testes pain, pain to the touch may be an infection or torsion, a twisting of the testes. I advise to get checked by a doc. ...Read more

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When should I go to the hospital for fever and other symptoms?

When should I go to the hospital for fever and other symptoms?

Depends: What are the "other symptoms"? They may well be just as important if not more than a fever. If you have a fever over 103 that does not abate with anti-pyretics (aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen) then a visit to the er may be justified. Until then stay hydrated, as fever will dehydrate you quickly. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back = dorsalgia = discomfort of any ...Read more