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Warning Signs For Going To Hospital 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you go to the ER for fainting, chest pain & severe leg pain but initially you aren't having a heart attack, will you be admitted for observation?
Depends: Depends on the circumstances and the results of examination and testing performed in the ER. It's not a given. ...Read more
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?
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?
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My head hurts after going to the er for possible ms or Bell's palsy. do I need to go back because of this severe headache?
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
Recent mouth surgery. Lots of pain. Normal healing pain. Almost out of painkillers. Should i go to dentist or clinic to try for more?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Go back: If your symptoms are returning, changing, or getting worse, i'd avise you to seek medical attention again. ...Read more
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
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
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