Should I go back to the emergency room?

Sep 1
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Should I go back to the emergency room?
I spent a good chunk of my day in the ER this morning. I went in for my severe abdominal pain that was on both sides of me but stronger on my right side and diarrhea. They did blood work and ran a CT; the blood work came back normal but by CT showed a cyst about 2cms big on my right ovary. They told be to take ibuprofen for the pain and referred me to an OB/GYN to see in about a week. They told me to come back if I have a fever, vomiting, or severe pain. The pain is still about the same as what I went in with which is roughly a 7/10. 800mg of Ibuprofen alleviates it a little but there’s still some discomfort. I’ve also been incredibly nauseous since I got home, and I’m unable to eat anything. Should I return to the ER, and if I do, what could they do for me?

* I have been experiencing this pain for about a week, accompanied with diarrhea, some nausea, and a fever of 100.6 – 101 (I do not have a fever now, but I feel I’m working my way up to one.)

Answer by Xoxo
You should go back. This is dangerous and could be harmful. the hospital didn’t do its job . Go back and get well.

Answer by Katie
it definitely sounds like a cyst on the ovary, i just had one. did they do an ultrasound? if they didn’t, i’d go back! go get an ultrasound to see if it’s a cyst on the ovary, if it is, they can pop it (which causes a lot of pain!) or you can let it pop by itself (hurts!) but either way it’s not going to cause too much of a problem. If they DON’T find a cyst on the ovary i’d make sure they do lots of tests to find out what it is…

Answer by Jeanne
Go back to the hospital….I think they could get a surgeon to operate on you in an emergency, That is if they think it is an emergency. I don’t think you should wait.

Answer by redpaintedroses
go back the staff should have changed by now.

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I spent the afternoon and evening in the emergency room, but was discharged with no answers.?

Mar 15
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I spent the afternoon and evening in the emergency room, but was discharged with no answers.?
I went into the ER with severe abdominal pain, a stabbing sensation, and extreme vomiting and diarrhea. I couldn’t hold down anything, even water or Sprite. They gave me an anti-nausea medication and some heavy duty pain medication and then took 2 cat scans. At first, the doctor thought I had a GI infection, but the scan came back clear. I’m still having trouble keeping anything in my stomach. Its been nearly 2 weeks that I have had the vomiting and diarrhea, and now the ER gave me no answers. I still have all the same symptoms, (vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and swelling) Any ideas?

Answer by Steve B
IBS vs viral gastroenteritis……………did they do stool for culture and parasites…..did they do cbc
blood count………….go see family doc in am if not better…………..drink gatoraide to prevent dehydration

Answer by Lisa A
The ER did give you answers. They ruled out everything life threatening. That’s what they do. If there was anything life threatening wrong with you, they would have treated you. Since it is nothing life threatening, you can now see your regular doctor for a non-emergency diagnosis.

I spent the afternoon and evening in the emergency room, but was discharged with no answers.?

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!!! Emergency !!! Please help !!!?

Aug 6
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!!! Emergency !!! Please help !!!?
Warning…gross descriptions…serious answers only please!

Ok…so this past week ( Sunday to today) has been my last week of my pill pack. And here’s the low-down:

Sunday-not feeling well, constipated

Monday-diarrhea, started period in evening

Tuesday-not feeling well again, nausea, headache

Wednesday-felt ok, period stopped by afternoon (my periods are usually 5-6 days, not less than 2)

Thursday-felt bloated all day, gassy, fever, nausea all evening, in bed by 9:30pm

Friday-1am threw up for 20 minutes and diarrhea, the rest of day diarrhea really bad, slept all day off and on, ate a small cup of applesauce (nothing else), drank lots of pepsi and hot tea, no more puke, went to bed early (probably awake a total of 5 hours between Thursday at 930pm and Saturday at 9am)

Today-feel ok when got up, still haven’t eaten much, bloody vaginal discharge

My questions are:
Could I be pregnant?
Or, did my sickness just cause the shortened period and bloody discharge?
I also switched birth control pills a few months ago (maybe 3 months now). Could that have anything to do with it? I had to switch because I was having a lot of breakthrough bleeding and heavy periods that lasted over a week. The nurse at the OB/GYN office said that I could still have bleeding between periods for a few months, but they would regulate and be fine after 2-3 months. After switching to the new pill I didn’t have any problems til now. So, is it the new pill or something else?
Yes, I am sexually active with my boyfriend of 3 years. And we’re both faithful to one another.

Answer by lotmsrox123
The only thing you can really do is go to the doctor. That is the only thing you can do to find out for sure.

Answer by GreenTeaLo
Honestly, this is identical to all my periods for the last 3 yrs =( They didn’t know what it was. They put me on Lybrel so I just didn’t have periods. But definitely make a non-emergency appt with your OB/GYN.. get checked to make sure you’re okay =)

Answer by A.Kligz-Dancer
You could possibly be pregnant. You being sick shouldn’t cause a shortened period, or bloody discharge. I would take a pregnancy test. ANd if it doesnt stop soon, then go to the doctor.

Answer by ♥LiKeeWoAhh♥
i think this was just because of the sickness, but check with your doctor to make sure. he/she would know more about this than most people on yahoo answers.

Answer by pinballpenny
If you have had sex then you could be pregnant, best to do a test just to be sure and put your mind at rest. there are a lot of stomach bugs going around, so you could have just caught a bug, being sick and haveing the runs can also make the pill less effective. I would take a test and double up on contraception, pill and condom to stop STD’s and help prevent this panic happening again!! Good luck, i hope you get the result you are hoping for

Answer by mzappleez
Sounds like you had a very bad stomach virus. Your period started on time (monday night). It doesn’t sound like morning sickness – just sickness. To ease your mind, take a home pregnancy test. But I highly doubt you are pregnant.

Answer by FRANK A
You must stop taking the pills and see your doctor first..

Answer by glamorous7109
One, you could be pregnant. Two, just sick and the pill maybe shortened your period, and now you have a bloody discharge. Or three, you could of been pregnant and had a miscarriage. To be honest, you should see a doctor and let him know what’s going on. That can help you a lot more.
Hope you get well!

Answer by chuppkaychuppkay
High time to see your doctor, check for pregnancy and or any infection etc, health is so precious

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Should I see a doctor or emergency room? Should I wait it out?

Jul 15
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Should I see a doctor or emergency room? Should I wait it out?
I have had nausea spells for over 6 years now! I have been tested for a variety of illnesses and so far all the docs have found is high bp, some neurological issues and insulin resistance! I am constantly green and sometimes it lasts for weeks. I can’t eat, work, sleep or enjoy myself for that matter. Between the nausea, I have severe bone pain, low grade fevers, dizziness and a consistent feeling of being unwell. I thought it was depression so I got on an anti-depressent but that hasn’t worked either. I am so tired of feeling sick, tired and being in pain. I am a 24-yr old female. For 9 days now I have had vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. I took my bp and it said 150/101, do I wait for the sickness to pass or go to the er for possibly a high bp and nausea remedy? Any help or suggestions would be great! :)

Answer by Kevin C
if your bp is that high and your have been having N/V/D for over a week – you can go to the er to be seen for hypertension crisis and possible dehydration. At the very least, they can give you something to stop them. but be prepared to wait for up to several hours.

As for your nausea – Schedule an appointment with your doctor specifically for that. since this has been going on for six years – all an er visit is going to do is waste a lot of time waiting on the staff to get to your minor issue (by using minor – i am referring to your problem in relation to the other problems that are also their at the time. I know that this is not a minor issue to you!)

in the mean time – get plenty of liquids to battle the water loss from the vomiting and diarrhea

Answer by knicname
Go to ER! Tell them about the vomiting, diarrhea & also about the & low grade fevers & bone pain.

Try staying hydrated. You may be dehydrated.

Have you ever been treated for fibromyalgia? Or chronic fatigue?

Answer by laurie l
You might need an IV for dehydration. I am so sorry you feel so bad. What about Lupus? Or chronic fatigue?

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i think i may have ascaris (roundworm)…should i go to the emergency room or wait until next wk to see my dr?

Jun 19
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i think i may have ascaris (roundworm)…should i go to the emergency room or wait until next wk to see my dr?
last nite i passed a worm in my stool. it was about 6 inches long and thin and whitish in color. i think there were more worms in my stool, they were smaller probably around an inch or so long and white in color. i definitely am going to see a doctor, but i live in the u.s. and have no health insurance. i think that i’ve been having these worms for a few months now, i’ve been having nausea/vomiting/diarrhea intermittently for a few months and i traveled to africa a few months ago and may have picked up the parasite there. i don’t know if i should go see a gastroenterologist, an infectious disease doctor or just go to the emergency room. any suggestions or advice as to what i should do? if i do see a gastroenterologist or infectious disease dr i will not be able to go until next week for work/school reasons. i am really freaked out and cost is also an issue. anyone that knows anything about this condition or parasites in general please help! is this a medical emergency?

Answer by Ritalin Is Good
Roundworms can reproduce faster than most microorganisms. Larvae can pass right through intestinal walls and take a free ride in the bloodstrem to any part of the body they want to go, where they can reproduce more. In other words, yes, it is a medical emergency. The treatment for it is standard – kill the worms. An opthamologist would even know that, I would go to the ER.

Answer by roarkabar
I would go to the E.R. you don’t want these things in your bloodstream

Answer by versantly
this is NOT an emergency. see your doctor.

Answer by Daemion
Well, the worm you described does sound like Ascaris lumbricoides. Most of the disease connected with Ascaris infection is related to the larval stages, and the worm you passed would have been an adult. However, you should consider this a serious problem for two reasons. First, because Ascaris occurs around the world, it is just possible that you could be continuing to get infected and this can cause problems in blood vessels and lungs. Second, adult worms rarely (0.1% of patients) can cause serious problems like bowel obstruction or perforation when there are large infections. If you’ve passed multiple worms and you’ve been having intestinal problems, this could conceivably happen to you. Luckily, it’s really easy to treat – one pill should do the trick.

I can’t tell you what to do, not knowing your financial situation, but an ER doctor, a gastroenterologist, or an ID doctor should all be able to treat you if you don’t have any complications like bowel obstruction. If you do choose to wait for a while, be aware that strong abdominal pain can be a sign of a major intestinal injury that requires immediate treatment. If you experience intense pain in your abdomen, you’re going to want to get to an ER.

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Why did the emergency room do this last night?

Jun 3
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Why did the emergency room do this last night?
I went to the emergency room last night because i’ve been having severe pain in my upper right side, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. It got really bad last night to the point where i was doubled over and crying, so my mom called the doctor and she said to get there ASAP.. I went right into triage when i came in(that was nice) then right to a room. They gave my iv’s to help hydrate me and something to help with nausea also.they took a bunch of blood. and then basically told me to go home. they said i should go to my ultra sound on friday, and then the doctor gave me a list of other things i’ll need to get done……at a hospital………… My question is, why the hell didn’t they give me an ultra sound and all those other tests WHILE I WAS THERE? every time they said “pain from 0-10″ it was a 9. i was there from 11pm-3am, waiting for them to tell me to go home?! why did they do this :l
haha no, i forgot to add in, his “ultrasound” proof i’m ok is an ultrasound i got last june for ovarian cysts when they were diagnosed, they checked my gallbladder too just to make sure. and the nurse was even shocked that he just sent me home. she was in the room checking my iv and he told me to go home, and he mouth dropped.

Answer by Little By Little
because all doctors want is your money,
They just want you to come back so that more money gets into their pockets.
Just go witht he flow, and do what the doctor says to do.(:

Answer by countrygirl
I am not sure why the er done this , but to me it really sounds like that have no idea what could be wrong and plus probaly did not know how to do there job. They should of done all the test at the hospital when you was there.

Answer by D V
Because they don’t have time to treat everyone fully in triage. You’re fine, or they wouldn’t have sent you home.

Answer by carla M
Same thing happened to me when I had my gallbladder removed. I went to the e.r. because I was in extreme pain and the did basically all the same thing, and told me to make an appointment through my doctor to have an ultrasound of my gallbladder. I know it’s crazy. Just anything to get a little more money out of you. Make sure you keep your appointment to have the ultrasound done. Gallbladder disease is nothing to play around with. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Answer by hahahahhahahahahhahahahah
You have to realize doctors don’t get to where they are without a very extensive education, Doctors know what they are talking about if the doctor let you walk out of that hospital and now you can sit on the computer and complain i’m guessing your O.K. ? The ER is for emergencies yes fair enough you are in pain vomiting you have the right to go but if your condition is not serious or life threatening you will be sent home as the doctors will have other patients that need that bed you are in and they may actually be dying…. Also the hospital may not have been able to offer radiology services at the time you visited.Have some respect for the docs they are there to help but they see hundreds of people everyday and its not always easy.

Answer by Truth
Sounds like you passed the event horizon of being relatively ok. An er treats emergencies. If your difficulty is active and chronic it will take a while to break it down but as said the ER would not have sent you home if they didn’t think you were ok for now. Any further difficulties certainly go back as they would have told you.

Answer by Raina
They just want your money, that doctor does not care about you. I would say go to a diffrent hospital and hope for a better doctor but your best bet is proably which ever doctor your seeing now.

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How long to side effects of Plan B (emergency contraception) last?

May 26
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How long to side effects of Plan B (emergency contraception) last?
I took Plan B 4 days ago (the 2-step), and since then have had major diarrhea (only the first day) and a horribly upset stomach. I can’t eat anything or I feel like I’ll vomit. I have vomited a little bit. I can maybe keep down a half a bowl of plain oatmeal for the entire day. I’m completely miserable. I feel like overall its getting a little bit better everyday, but at this rate it could take me months to get over the side effects!

What is your experience? Did you get stomach aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea? How long did it last after you took the pill?

Answer by sunkissed_beach_bum3
i took plan b and never got sick or anything, every womans body is different.

Answer by Kylee
I got very sick the first time I took plan B but I didn’t have diarrhea but I did have horrible upset stomach for about a week. I don’t get queesy EVER! I can’t remember the last time i puked. But after those side affects went away I got different ones. I was tired a lot, and got moody. (maybe because I felt like crap) Then my period was very irregular for about four months after. It was weird. I can’t say I complained going from a five day really heavy cycle to a barely three day, nothing there cycle. But the second time i took Plan B not that long ago, I had none of the same side affects as the first time I took it.

How long to side effects of Plan B (emergency contraception) last?

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