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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?

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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I'm 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?

I'm 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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My parents are deceased, at age four I remember having a black dot on my uvula, Unable to keep food down, was in hospital two weeks. What was it?

My parents are deceased, at age four I remember having a black dot on my uvula, Unable to keep food down, was in hospital two weeks. What was it?

Tissue damage?: It may be you had an infection that caused tissue damage. You may be able to obtain records. Is your uvula now OK? Maybe if ENT examined the area they may be able to figure it out. All the best. ...Read more

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I've had two seizures in my life one at casino at second one at the beach weird thing is the second one I felt it about to happin I stood up and everything went black woke up in hospital MRI fine?

I've had two seizures in my life one at casino at second one at the beach weird thing is the second one I felt it about to happin I stood up and everything went black woke up in hospital MRI fine?

May be epilepsy: It is scary to have seizures, and if you develop them a work up is indictated, which can include an mri. Other causes than masses can be infection, meds, drugs, chemical imbalances like glucose, and head trauma.Often in young people these tests are negative. Epilepsy is common and often readily treated. Especially if one has more than one seizure medication may be appropriate. ...Read more

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