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My Kidneys Hurt And I'm Freaking Out

Hey. I've had a kidney infection before, years ago. Now my kidneys ache, I'm suddenly (as of a couple days ago) nauseous all the time, and apparently I've had many/most of the symptoms of kidney disease for months now and just didn't put the pieces together. I have an appointment for Monday morning to see a doctor at my usual clinic. Am I okay to wait a few more days or is this an emergency room situation? Is there anything I can be doing in the meantime to feel less awful? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2014 - 21 answers

E.R. Bill HIGHER after submitting Insurance

After submitting an ER claim to insurance, my bill from the hospital INCREASED. Is there any way to fight the hospital on this? [more inside]
posted by unmouton88 on Aug 19, 2013 - 26 answers

life or limb

If you show up at an emergency room (in the US) with a limb in a tourniquet and claim that you got injected/infected/poisoned/exposed to something fatal on that limb (dimethylmercury for example, but others exist), will they amputate it on request?
posted by parallax7d on Nov 30, 2011 - 34 answers

During a visit to the ER, the doctor on duty prescribed medication that is virtually impossible to administer.

During a visit to the ER, the doctor on duty prescribed medication that is virtually impossible to administer. [more inside]
posted by triceryclops on Aug 4, 2011 - 15 answers

Are all hospitals like this?

How can I make the most of a loved one's unwanted hospital stay? I want him to get the best care possible, I want to avoid insurance conflicts, I want to support his recovery efforts, and I want to avoid going insane. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on May 24, 2011 - 22 answers

Maybe the askme crowd can tell me I'm overreacting?

I messed up my eye - please help me figure out doctor stuff. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Sep 30, 2009 - 15 answers

I'll take Painful Medical Procedures for $4000, Alex!

What's a typical range of discount negotiated by insurers with ambulance companies? [more inside]
posted by spacewrench on Sep 18, 2009 - 1 answer

Should I be worried about my mom?

YANMDfilter: Do these swine-flu-like symptoms require a trip to the emergency room? [more inside]
posted by alona on Aug 12, 2009 - 12 answers

does Kaiser test for drugs in the emergency room?

does the Kaiser emergency room test for weed - particularly when it comes to a motor vehicle accident? (i was on a bike.) [more inside]
posted by gcat on Feb 2, 2009 - 14 answers

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

Is there a common sense guide to symptoms requiring immediate medical attention? [more inside]
posted by waraw on Sep 7, 2008 - 22 answers

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