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I've been to the ER 4 times in the past 2 weeks with extreme abdominal pain. How do I prevent this?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Find the Cause.

Emergency rooms are ideal for one thing: emergencies.
They focus on "ruling out" problems that are potentially life-threatening. Primary care drs. Are best at providing the follow-up you need to get to the bottom of the cause of your pain, which may include testing not done in ers and/or specialist referral. I suggest you follow-up with the doctor/clinic that the er referred you to. Good luck!

In brief: Find the Cause.

Emergency rooms are ideal for one thing: emergencies.
They focus on "ruling out" problems that are potentially life-threatening. Primary care drs. Are best at providing the follow-up you need to get to the bottom of the cause of your pain, which may include testing not done in ers and/or specialist referral. I suggest you follow-up with the doctor/clinic that the er referred you to. Good luck!
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