Archive for December 16, 2018

Abdominal pain and headaches during the holidays

Written by Nick on . Posted in Emergency medicine physicians, Mckinney urgent care, Skillful convenient and affordable care

The holidays are coming up fast and it is such a great time of year. Kids playing and having fun in the snow, people wrapping presents and going to holiday parties, and so many other festive activities to enjoy. So what do you do if you find yourself in pain, short of breath or suddenly very ill during the holidays? Time for a trip to a 24 hour walk in clinic. But what can they help with and what is the difference between immediate care and emergency care?

If you find yourself suffering from abdominal pain it could be a number of different issues some of which are simple to fix and others may need emergency care. You may be constipated which is causing you discomfort and in this case you will be given a laxative and sent home. If you are suffering from an unexplained pain near your hip that makes it so you cannot even move this could be something severe like appendicitis which requires surgery and cannot be overlooked. Many times the doctors will give you an ultrasound to check ou