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  A Potentially Urgent Medical Need  
 
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Emergency medicine can be life-saving. Even if you have some philosophical, religious or financial objection to doing this, it is in your best interest to take action unless you are very sure of what is causing the significant symptoms you have reported or you have already seen a qualified doctor recently regarding them.
 

 
 

Signs, symptoms & indicators of A Potentially Urgent Medical Need:
 
 
Symptoms - Bowel Movements  Black or tarry stools
 Blood, as seen in the stool, can originate anywhere along the intestinal tract. A black stool (called melena) usually means that the blood is coming from the upper part of the tract. At least 2 Tablespoons (60ml) of blood must have been lost in order to make the stool black. Maroon-colored stools suggest that the blood is coming from the middle portion of the intestinal tract, and bright red from the large bowel or rectum. If stools change color suddenly, it can be evidence of internal bleeding which requires immediate medical attention.

The ingestion of black licorice, lead, iron pills, Pepto-Bismol, or blueberries can all cause black stools or false melena. Stools should be tested for the presence of hidden blood.

  (Frequent/significant) blood in stools
 Significant bleeding from anywhere in the body requires immediate medical attention. Small amounts of red blood, especially on the toilet tissue, are most likely from hemorrhoids.

Symptoms - Gas-Int - General

  Severe abdominal discomfort
 Severe acute or prolonged abdominal pain is a possible symptom of many serious conditions. You are advised to seek medical attention as soon as possible, unless you already know the cause of the pain.

  Severe right/severe/severe left lower abdominal pain
  Acute/recent abdominal pain

Counter-indicators:
  Chronic abdominal pain

Symptoms - Head - Eyes/Ocular

  Unilateral/bilateral eye pain
 Severe eye pain should be investigated aggressively to prevent the possible consequence of blindness.

Symptoms - Respiratory

  Chest pain when breathing or chest pain when breathing in or chest pain when breathing out
 The sensation of a "catch" at the end of a deep breath is clinically important as a symptom of pulmonary embolism (a clot to the lung). This requires immediate evaluation by a physician.

Symptoms - Urinary

  Having blood in urine
 
 

Conditions that suggest A Potentially Urgent Medical Need:
 
 
Autoimmune  Ulcerative Colitis
 Due to blood and electrolyte loss, as well as the need to prevent further tissue damage, early diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease is important.

  Crohn's Disease

Infections

  Malaria
  Pyelonephritis
  Cellulitis

Laboratory Test Needed

  Pap Smear Test Needed

Metabolic

  Anorexia / Starvation Tendency
 Hospitalization is recommended for anorexics with any of the following characteristics:
  • Weight of 40% or more below normal; or weight loss over a three-month period of more than 30 pounds.
  • Severely disturbed metabolism.
  • Severe binging and purging.
  • Signs of psychosis.
  • Severe depression or risk of suicide.
  • Family in crisis.
Hospital treatment includes individual and group therapy as well as refeeding and monitoring of the patient's physical condition. Treatment usually requires 2-4 months in the hospital. In extreme cases, hospitalized patients may be force-fed through a tube inserted in the nose (nasogastric tube) or by over-feeding (hyperalimentation techniques).

  Hyperkalemia (Elevated Serum Potassium)

Personal Background

  Not being under doctor's supervision
 Seeing a doctor on a regular basis can help prevent the sudden and unexpected health crisis.
 
 

Risk factors for A Potentially Urgent Medical Need:
 
 
Circulation  Angina

Personal Background

Counter-indicators:
  Being under medical/being under alternative care or being under joint medical supervison

Symptoms - Reproductive - General

  No recent pap smear test
 
 

Recommendations for A Potentially Urgent Medical Need:
 
 
Action  See a Doctor at Earliest Opportunity
 
 


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Strongly counter-indicative
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