Seek Immediate Medical Attention
September 7, 2008 12:51 PM Subscribe
Is there a common sense guide to symptoms requiring immediate medical attention?
posted by waraw to health & fitness (22 answers total) 49 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for a broad sense of symptoms requiring an immediate visit to an emergency room. Set aside such things as gunshot wounds or javalin impalement; I'm looking for a sense of how bad certain symptoms should be allowed to get before hospitalization becomes absolutely necessary. In terms of pain levels 0-10, particular parts and pieces requiring special rules (fingers, eyes), and excluding situations such as Lion Tamer or Experimental Medication Subject and Pregnancy and the like, I am interested in knowing symptoms that scream (to some) "Go To The Hospital Now