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What is a hospital code black?

Bomb threat: Code black is going to have different meanings, depending on where you are. In some cases, it means that someone has died. Othertimes it can mean a bomb threat, or even someone making a threat against themselves. A lot of places use colors to specify to staff that there is something happening without causing a riot or a commotion. To find more information click here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/h. ...Read more

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What is a enflamed pancreuss a brother of mine is in hospital for this.

What is a enflamed pancreuss a brother of mine is in hospital for this.

It's called Pancreat: It is called pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis is often caused by either gall stones or from excessive alcohol drinking. Sometimes it is caused by different medicines or it can be due to high blood fat levels(high triglycerides). ...Read more

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My five-year-old son is going through a work up to find a hemoglobin disorder. They think it is hereditary spherocytosis. Is this fatal or dangerous??

My five-year-old son is going through a work up to find a hemoglobin disorder. They think it is hereditary spherocytosis. Is this fatal or dangerous??

Mgt: It is a inherited disorder, and there are treatments available. This is one link for information: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hereditary-spherocytosis#diagnosis ...Read more

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What does a level of 17 for bilirubin for a period of a week mean for an alcoholic in the hospital. My brother is in this situation?

What does a level of 17 for bilirubin for a period of a week mean for an alcoholic in the hospital. My brother is in this situation?

Depends: As a pathologist / lab doctor, we're always telling folks to look at the person more than the numbers. Severe jaundice can be anything from acute viral hepatitis to alcoholic hepatitis (a sudden illness) to hemolytic anemia to a medication allergy to a stray gallstone to cancer of the pancreas to several hundred less common entities. I'm glad you're there for your brother, good luck to you both. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a whipple procedure that is always mentioned in hospital shows?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a whipple procedure that is always mentioned in hospital shows?

Complex surgery: Performed to treat malignant tumors on the head of the pancreas involving common bile duct, papilla, duodenum near the pancreas, and/or pancreatitis. Also called a pancreaticoduodenectomy. See http://www.Pancreaticcancerjourney.Com/whipple-procedure.Html for an in-depth description. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Please can u tell me what is prehospital electrocardiogram is it a device in the ambulance or what ?

Please can u tell me what is prehospital electrocardiogram  is it a device in the ambulance or what ?

Before Hospital: My assumption would be that this could be any electrocardiogram that is done outside of the hospital. This could include at your doctor's office, at an urgent care center, or yes, even in an ambulance. An electrocardiogram is a type of reading generated by a machine that is connected to several electrode stickers on and around your chest to assess the heart rhythm, rate, and other measurements. ...Read more

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What is the phone to st.Lukes hospital nyc?

Google it.: The time spent to write that entire question, you could have googled "st. Luke's new york" and gotten their website and contact information. This is not a medical question. http://www.stlukeshospitalnyc.org/index.aspx. ...Read more

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My d-dimer is a 426 & for my hospital it's 600 for it to be high is my number going 426 because it's a clot forming?

My d-dimer is a 426 & for my hospital it's 600 for it to be high is my number going 426 because it's a clot forming?

We All Make Clots: Numbers are numbers.They have to be contextualized, i.e. placed in perspective in relation to the specific situation,i.e. what's going on with you, i.e. what are your risk factors, i.e. your symptoms,your situation, your past history, i.e. how worried they may be, i.e. they did the test for a reason, i.e. with any doubt, repeat the damned test & look for trend or cut to the chase & make a decision ...Read more

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Plz don't defeat purpose of this website by tellin me 2 ask my dr or surgeon. My ? is what does it mean when a stoma from Ileostomy turns black?

Plz don't defeat purpose of this website by tellin me 2 ask my dr or surgeon. My ? is what does it mean when a stoma from Ileostomy turns black?

Usually ischemia: That usually means that the stoma has a reduced blood supply, causing what we term ischemia. It may only involve the lining of the stoma, which usually gets better on its own after the swelling goes down. If its the full thickness of the bowel wall, it may need revisional surgery. You should ask your surgeon as well. Hope this helps!. ...Read more

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What is blue waffle disease? I saw a disturbing picture online of a vagina with blue waffle disease, but what is it and how is it caused?

What is blue waffle disease? I saw a disturbing picture online of a vagina with blue waffle disease, but what is it and how is it caused?

Blueberry waffles: If not the above, then you are probably referring to a slang term that describes a std (waffle sometimes refers to the vagina and the bluish color is from an infection). Are you ust curious or if a problem see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the difference in getting methadone from a clinic versus a private doctor?

What is the difference in getting methadone from a clinic versus a private doctor?

Legal issues: For Methadone to be prescribed for the purpose of treating an opiate addiction, legally it must be obtained from the Methadone clinic. Private doctors can prescribe Methadone from their office but only for the purpose of pain management, not for treating addiction. ...Read more

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What exactly does fracture clinic mean in a hospital?

What exactly does fracture clinic mean in a hospital?

Fracture Clinic.: Fracture clinics are often staffed by orthopedic surgerons ( & possibly other types of physicians). Physical therapists, occupational therapists, & nurses. The composition of the staff depends on the clinic. The clinic is dedicated to taking care of patient's with fractures. ...Read more

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What is meant by a doctor having privileges at hospitals?

What is meant by a doctor having privileges at hospitals?

Means the: the doctor can admit and be consulted to treat patients admitted or out patients at that hospital. ...Read more

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Please help! what if a patient is in surgery when a sudden evacuation of a hospital happens?

Please help! what if a patient is in surgery when a sudden evacuation of a hospital happens?

The patient : Is not abandoned. Many patients can have their surgeries shortened or interrupted. They are covered with sterile dressings, transferred to gurney and removed from the hospital as quickly as possible with oxygen, IV fluids, drugs in tow. We practice emergency evacuation from the OR couple times a year, along with fire drills. No one is left behind. ...Read more

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What is it like to be hospitalized in a psychiatric facility?

What is it like to be hospitalized in a psychiatric facility?

Individual experienc: Because each person is unique, being hospitalized in a psychiatric facility would be a little different for each one. But generally the person would be in a protected space where a good evaluation of his/her difficulties could happen, and where an effective treatment plan could be developed. A team of psychiatrists, nurses, psychotherapists, social workers, aides, etc would care for the person. ...Read more

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What is a subchondroplasty procedure and what is the out come?

What is a subchondroplasty procedure and what is the out come?

Smoothing of joint.: Usually done thru a scope & using various types of equipment, the articular cartilages of the knee r smoothed to remove any of the damaged surface. The outcomes do not give u a new joint surface but do make u better. U have a damaged joint surface already so 2 preserve what u have left u will need activity modification so that u preserve what's left. It's an aid 2 treat ur pain, not a new surface. ...Read more

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At the hospital, what would show that a person is a smoker ?

At the hospital, what would show that a person is a smoker ?

Lots of things: people who smoke smell like tobacco, and it gets on their clothes and other belongings as well. They may have tobacco stains on fingers, and tobacco smell on their breath and even in their hair. Very simple urine or blood tests show the presence of nicotine or its metabolite cotinine. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a defasciculating drug in rsi ?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a defasciculating drug in rsi ?

Looks like you : Read someone's operative/anesthesia record? A defasciculating drug is one that causes muscle relaxation to allow for a rapid sequence intubation or RSI. Rapid sequence intubations are performed for surgical patients who are at risk of vomiting and aspirating. ...Read more

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What is the idc 9 code for a healed laceration?

What is the idc 9 code for a healed laceration?

I'm not a coding : Expert but i think you'd use it by type and by anatomic location code for a laceration only not the state of healing. This is for diagnosis not the treatment used. ...Read more

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What is a mock code?

What is a mock code?

Practice for a code: A mock code is a practice run for a real code, where doctors, nurses, rts and other medical personnel work together to try to stabilize a patient. ...Read more

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What is a hospital code black?

Bomb threat: Code black is going to have different meanings, depending on where you are. In some cases, it means that someone has died. Othertimes it can mean a bomb threat, or even someone making a threat against themselves. A lot of places use colors to specify to staff that there is something happening without causing a riot or a commotion. To find more information click here: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/h. ...Read more

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Are hospitals always in code black during tornado warnings?

Are hospitals always in code black during tornado warnings?

Yes: Yes, in fact I am answering this question from a stairwell during a code black. ...Read more

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Where would u have child's MRI w/sedation- children's hospital outpatient center or hospital? Imaging director said only difference is no "code team"?

Where would u have child's MRI w/sedation- children's hospital outpatient center or hospital? Imaging director said only difference is no "code team"?

Hard to say: Many facilities are unique in their approach to this issue and follow strict guidelines on who is present for such a study. In my area they require an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist be present whose only job is tending to the patient continuously. A code team down the hall doesn't seem better than a one on one with the leader of such a team. ...Read more

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I have a spider bite, i think its very small and one little black hole. Should i go to the hospital?

I have a spider bite, i think its very small and one little black hole. Should i go to the hospital?

Did you see it?: If you have alot of pain, swelling or trouble breathing go to the er. A black widow spider may cause severe abdominal pain and a brown recluse can cause a huge area of tissue damage and even require a skin graft. At least see your doctor if not having severe symptoms. ...Read more

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I woke with bad headache but when i stood up out of bed it got worse and everything went blackish do I need go to hospital or wait to go dr tomorrow?

I woke with bad headache but when i stood up out of bed it got worse and everything went blackish  do I need go to hospital or wait to go dr  tomorrow?

How do you feel now?: It says by your question that you have been waiting awhile. How do you feel now? If you feel better then i would advise you to wait to see your doctor tomorrow if you feel worse or no better then it might be prudent to go to the emergency room or to a walk-in center. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I go to the hospital with a black widow bite?

Doctors can you tell me when should I go to the hospital with a black widow bite?

Soon: Black widow bites can become ulcerated and this can lead to infection. It is important that your tetanus protection is up to date. Also, the wound may need cleansed and you may need antibiotics is infection is beginning. ...Read more

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I have a terrible uti, and i found a tiny black bug in the toilet bowl. Should i go to the hospital?

I have a terrible uti, and i found a tiny black bug in the toilet bowl. Should i go to the hospital?

UTI not from the bug: Utis are mostly caused by bacteria, occasionally from viruses, but not from tiny bugs which are large enough to be seen. Bug was either already there or else you might have so called "crabs".. Your family dr. Can get a urine culture from you and start treatment with a broad spectrum antibiotic. Your dr will decide whether further work-up is necessary. ...Read more

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I have black stringy stool. I called local hospital asking them if it was an emergency. She said i cant give medical advice and hung up. What do i do?

I have black stringy stool. I called local hospital asking them if it was an emergency. She said i cant give medical advice and hung up. What do i do?

Melena?: Melena is black tarry stool that occurs with bleeding from the upper GI tract and should be evaluated right away. Are you taking aspirin or similar medications? Some drugs like pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can produce black stool. ...Read more

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Do i need to visit hospital if my hamstring went pop whilst running. My leg is now black and blue 11 days later and still very painfull. ?

Do i need to visit hospital if my hamstring went pop whilst running. My leg is now black and blue 11 days later and still very painfull. ?

Regular doctor OK: It sounds like you may have torn a muscle and/or tendon in your leg. It is common to have extensive bruising and pain after this kind of injury. You should see your regular doctor or a sports medicine/orthopedics specialist. He/she can examine you and be sure you don't need an MRI or even surgery. Also, the doctor may be able to make recommendations for treating the pain while you heal. ...Read more

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I just finished a bottle of water (cambel back with straw type) and noticed black (mold?) in the straw. Do i need to go to the hospital or can I take pepto?

I just finished a bottle of water (cambel back with straw type) and noticed black (mold?) in the straw. Do i need to go to the hospital or can I take pepto?

See pharmacist: Activated charcoal capsules work as an adsorbent, not an absorbent. Speak with the pharmacist about it's use and dosage. It will bind with anything that you just swallowed, and prevent its absorption. It's also non-toxic. However pepto-bismol only coats the stomach surface, but will not bind to the black mold, nor prevent absorption as well. The activated charcoal will, and you'll poop it out black. Can still take it to hours later, and it will be effective. ...Read more

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Should I go to the hospital if I'm pregnant and throwing up green stuff with black specks?

Should I go to the hospital if I'm pregnant and throwing up green stuff with black specks?

Let your OB doc know: You definitely need medical attention. I would suggest in your way to ER to call and let your obstetrician know. This way he/ she would get in touch with ER providers and have a plan lined up for you and may shorten significantly your ER wait. ...Read more

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I removed a tick from my ball sack. Then I found several tiny black sphere's buried in that area. I cut a few out. but may find more. Hospital?

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I removed a tick from my ball sack.  Then I found several tiny black sphere's buried in that area.  I cut a few out. but may find more. Hospital?

Tick or Scabies?: Are you sure they are ticks? Or is it scabies? If they are ticks as you are thinking then you will be at risk of Lyme disease and therefore evaluation at the hospital is a wise idea. If it is scabies, then an over the counter permethrin based lotion is all you need to get rid of this. However unless you consult a doctor, it is difficult to decide on a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Im seeing a black line (like a strand of hair) in left side of peripheral vision 24/7 . Went to hospital and they said it's cataract. Is that true?

Im seeing a black line (like a strand of hair) in left side of peripheral  vision 24/7 . Went to hospital and they said it's cataract. Is that true?

Unlikely: This is almost certainly a change in the pattern of the vitreous gel in the back of your eye. This is an aging process called vitreous syneresis. Cataracts alter the vision by lowering the acuity and causing light glare, but they do not insert "lines" in the vision. If this worries you, see your ophthalmologist for confirmation. ...Read more

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Can i ask as i was discharged from NHS hospital after 4 mths without specialist wheelchair or Specialist hydro tilt chair still waiting after 1 week as i have a black and blue rear from sitting in bed and out of LBF barrier cream is Sudocrem ok ?

Can i ask as i was discharged from NHS hospital after 4 mths without specialist wheelchair or Specialist hydro tilt chair still waiting after 1 week as i have a black and blue rear from sitting in bed and out of LBF barrier cream is Sudocrem ok ?

Wrong place to ask: You need to contact your treatment team for these questions. It appears you had a complex problem and built up a long medical history. It is best for those with access to your case files answer your questions. You may need to have them arrange for home health to come visit you and decide on the best course of action. ...Read more

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Still dizzy and off balance been a month since I had a fall and black out woke up in hospital cat scan was normal at the time?

Still dizzy and off balance been a month since I had a fall and black out woke up in hospital cat scan was normal at the time?

Concussion : When you had a fall, it's likely that you traumatized your brain. A normal CT scan does not rule out a concussion. Common symptoms are dizziness, headaches, poor balance, difficulty with thinking and memory and etc. You may require a formal neurological evaluation to make this diagnosis and initiate treatment. Alternatively there could be other neurological concerns such as a masked seizure. ...Read more