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Have you ever been to the emergency room?

  1. Swope profile image60
    Swopeposted 4 years ago

    Have you ever been to the emergency room?

    If so, how long did you have to wait?

  2. mariexotoni profile image93
    mariexotoniposted 4 years ago

    I went for a dog bite, and waited for 2 hours.

  3. wychic profile image88
    wychicposted 4 years ago

    Yes, but it was in the late stages of labor...they got me right in. That said, I live in a small town with about 13,000 people, so the emergency room is rarely busy anyway. My mom has been in for stitches twice (once for tripping on the sidewalk, once for getting her finger in the way of cutting onions) and once for an evaluation after running into a beam at work that broke her nose, and she's never waited for longer than half an hour for any of them.

  4. baybpnk profile image81
    baybpnkposted 4 years ago

    Yes, it was for an Asthma attack and I was pretty quickly. Obviously because I could not breathe and needed some help right away, I was seen in about 20 minutes or so. I hate hospitals, though. Doctors think they know everything about the human body but there is absolutely no way we can know everything about our own bodies because they are too complex. Medical "miracles" happen all the time and doctors can't explain them medically. Sicknesses strike us that doctors know nothing about. Doctors know they are smart (obviously because they are doctors) but that does not mean they need to be narcissistic jerks and look down on everyone who isn't a doctor.

    1. wychic profile image88
      wychicposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Sorry to hear that it sounds like you've encountered a lot of such doctors sad. My husband spent 33 years in the Detroit Medical Center. He goes with me anytime I have to deal with the medical world, so some odd reason they mind their manners wink

    2. baybpnk profile image81
      baybpnkposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, with my dad. He has a lot of issues that doctors don't even know the origins of. They will learn one day wink

  5. Bk42author profile image80
    Bk42authorposted 4 years ago

    Yes, a couple of times. Last time was about 7 or 8 years ago when I cut my hand open on a nail. I can't remember how many but I obviously needed to get stitches and a tetanus shot.

  6. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    I've only been to the ER a few times. I think the longest I ever had to wait was about an hour.

  7. Say Yes To Life profile image81
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 4 years ago

    I've been numerous times.  The only one worth noting is when my right eye, on which I had cataract surgery, hurt as if it were being soaked in alcohol.  It was so sensitive to light, even when I closed it, light coming in from my left eye caused it to hurt.  I went in, and the doctor there said I had conjunctivitis.  The drops didn't help.  I developed foggy vision, and went in again for the same thing, plus that.  It turns out Hilo Hospital doesn't have eye doctors on staff.  I went to my regular eye doctor and BEGGED him to listen to me, saying research on the web revealed I was probably suffering from macular degeneration.  He got embarrassed and sent me to a macula specialist, who revealed it was macular edema, caused by not being weaned off prednisone and ketorolac eyedrops.  He put me back on, and both conditions cleared up.

 
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