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Does going to the ER really solve the problem?

Posted by @asil24 in Healthy Living, Sep 17, 2011

I've been experiening the following symptoms:Fatigue
Weight gain or increased difficulty losing weight
Coarse, dry hair
Dry, vomitting, diarrhea
Hair loss, Constipation(I get headaches when I have to use the bathroom, instead of the nesscery urge to go)
Depression,Abnormal menstrual cycles
Irritability, and abdominal pains, and I have these irritating dry red bloches randomly appearing over my body(they are very itchy)...
..I went to the ER for the abdominal pains, I explained all this to the doctor, he then quickly came back with the test results, and told me they found bactria in my urine(they didn't do a culture/pelvic exam)and told me it was a urinary track infection...He simply told me that they were going to give me a perscription for Keflex.

My question is are these symptoms simular to a usual dignosis of a urinary track infection(i've never had one before)? or could it be something more serious(also me and my partner have been tryying for a baby, I'm 30 and have never been pregnant) could this have something to do with my thyroid(if so how can I get my doctor to preform the nesscery test to find out what's really going on?)?

Has anyone esle gone to the ER, only to follow up with your Prm. care Dr. to find only to find out that it was a mis-dignosis!!/?? PLEASE HELP!!

Tags: womens health, Preventive Medicine, Other


Posted by @inactinglive, Oct 18, 2011

The purpose of the Emergency Room is only to triage whether 1. a life threatening illness or injury exists that needs to be treated immediately so you can be admitted for further stabilzation or 2. the situation is not life threatening so enough medical care should be provided to stabilize you until your primary care provider or a specialist in the community can provide ongoing care. If I don't keep that in mind when I go into an emergency room it is easy to start wanting the doctor there to find the root cause of the problem and start filling the role of my primary care doctor. Then they and I get frustrated and we both leave the situation dissatisfied.


Posted by @verlongrantham, Oct 19, 2011

From the symptoms your describing, it sounds like a form of Depression. talk to your primary physician and let him decide. I have recently suffered from some of the same symptoms, and started having seizures, and mine was caused by stress, and depression.


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Posted by @cameo, Dec 5, 2011

Just wrote your wall. First time on this site. Just saw the reply spot. Anyway with chance of being redundant. It sounds very much like Hypothyroid. Can be diagnosed with simple blood test specifically looking for this issue.


Posted by @anon89880224, Dec 12, 2011

Sounds like a thyroid issue.....
Get your levels checked

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