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What Bronchiolitis Symptoms Should I Watch Out For That Warrant A Hospital Visit
Difficulty breathing: Bronchiolitis tends to be more severe in children under 1 year of age, babies born early, or children with underlying medical problems. One worrisome sign is retractions, when a baby is breathing so hard that s/he is pulling at her/his skin and you can see the ribs as s/he breathes. Any hard, fast breathing, flaring of the nostrils, or high fever over 3 days should also be checked by your doctor. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
I seem to present many scary MS symptoms.
If not a stroke should I go to hospital now or make an appointment with my own doctor ?
7-10 days: If you're having cough, runny nose, sore throat symptoms without a fever that is not improving at all after about a week, it'd be appropriate to see a physician. That's about the time cold symptoms should be improving. A note about fevers and colds/flu - fevers usually present at the beginning of an illness. When you get new fevers a week in, then that's abnormal and you should get seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is ptsd after a serious car accident? What are the symptoms that you notice that you should go see a doctor?
Fairly common: Ptsd may result after any trauma perceived to be life-threatening. Studies show that about 25-33% of people in serious motor vehicle accidents have symptoms 30 days later. Typical symptoms include re-experiencing the accident through intrusive thoughts and dreams; avoiding situations reminiscent of the accident (like driving); increased physical arousal; emotional numbing otherwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm going to see a gastroentologist for severe heartburn in 2 weeks. What should I be keeping track of? What should I expect?
Symptoms, diet, time: Expect a comprehensive history (cardiac questions too), physical exam, rectal exam probably, check stool for blood, labs. Maybe endoscopy depending on duration, severity of symptoms, age, risk factors for ulcers, chronic esophageal changes. Keep track symptoms, time of day, awakened at night? Triggers, relief, duration, other symptoms (sweats, short of breath, palps, chest discomfort etc), meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I'm going to urgent care tomorrow and I wrote up a paper for them about my symptoms. does it sound ok?
Urgent Care Visit: I'm curious what you are asking exactly. It could be very helpful to have a written list or explanation of a timeline for instance of what you are experiencing. If that did not address what you are asking, please re-submit. I do hope you feel better. ...Read more
When should I see a doctor about a suspected boil? At what point is a boil serious enough that I should be seeking medical treatment?
If : If the boil is causing you discomfort, or is growing, painful, causing streaking red marks away from the original site, than you should be seen by a medical provider. Many times, just draining the boil will be enough to take care of the problem. Other times, oral and topical antibiotics are required. Quick care, your general medical doctor or a dermatologist should be able to take care of the problem. ...Read more
I have stridor now. I'm waiting to schedule a visit with an ENT & Pulmonary doc. Is there anything I can do to stop the wheezing tonight?
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?
Is there an actual test to determine if you're a bipolar? Should i go meet doctors and check it myself?
Evaluation, not test: Making a psychiatric diagnosis such as bipolar disorder requires an in-person interview with a mental health professional. It's a combination of your answers to questions and how you look and act in the office. There is no blood test or brain scan to diagnose bipolar, although psychological testing (pencil-and-paper type tests) can help confirm it. First step: see a doctor if you're concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaginal infection: Always consult your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have strider, and I am scheduling to see an ENT and pulmonary doc soon. Is there anything I can do tonightto stop the wheezing without an ER visit?
Would the ER test for leukemia if you went with symptoms? Doctor can't do anything but a CBC test with a pediatrician opinion, so he said I *could* go
Multiple causes: Urinary frequency means too many times with little urine or too many times with large amounts of urine.This must be clarified. Increased frequency can occur with diabetes, infections, certain electrolyte disorders, heart failure, medications, alcohol, kidney diseases, prostate problems. Urine is tested for signs of infection and kidney injury. Diabetes is diagnosed with blood tests. ...Read more
How can you tell coughing up phlegm warrants a visit to a doctor? If it's yellowish in color do I need to be concerned?
A teen's parents will not let him see a doctor for two weeks after he has had strep throat. What should be done immediately?
Strep throat: It is diffult to answer this question without knowing who diagnosed the teen with strep throat and whether he or she was treated with a full course of antibiotics.If the treatment was completed then there is no problem.If the teen never saw the doctor then the diagnosis is in doubt, it may be a sore throat which may or may not be strep.But sore throat for two weeks need to be checked by md. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have symptoms suggesting i may have Sciatica. An advice nurse said i should go to the ER. Is that necessary? is emergency treatment necessary?
No: If the pain is tolerable at present and you have no fever, weakness of the knee, ankle or foot, or loss of bowel or bladder control, you can probably wait a day or so. Numbness or tingling are okay, but not true weakness (as opposed to early give-way due to pain). The nurse probably doesn't want to get sued for telling you NOT to go to the ER if it's something "bad." ...Read more
A home test says I have a uti. It's been 4 days. I can't see a doctor for 2 more days. Is this ok or should I go to urgent care?
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