Should I go to the emergency room?
August 21, 2012 9:17 PM Subscribe
YANMD - I'm on vacation (different state) and have been in pain for about the past week. The pain has gotten worse. Should I head to the ER, or suck it up until Thursday, when I take a flight back home?
posted by Sakura3210 to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The pain is in my right buttocks. My vacation has required a lot of walking; I was fine at first (no pain in the morning, a little pain after walking a ton), but it has gotten progressively worse, to the point where today I was in excruciating pain throughout the day (even resting, which used to make me feel 100%, now just reduces the pain by 75%), and spent time in a wheelchair.
I am limping, as it hurts to put weight on my leg. It feels like a stabbing pain/needing to crack something that won't bend? Hard to describe. The pain comes randomly; I'll be relatively ok, then suddenly be gasping in pain, unable to move, even crying.
I am aware walking on it was stupid, but I figured at first it was just muscle pain and would go away. Feel free to ask me any questions. Also feel free to make suggestions as to what the problem could be. Thanks.