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]
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]
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?
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]
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]
I messed up my eye - please help me figure out doctor stuff. [more inside]
What's a typical range of discount negotiated by insurers with ambulance companies? [more inside]
YANMDfilter: Do these swine-flu-like symptoms require a trip to the emergency room? [more inside]
does the Kaiser emergency room test for weed - particularly when it comes to a motor vehicle accident? (i was on a bike.) [more inside]
Is there a common sense guide to symptoms requiring immediate medical attention? [more inside]