Columbia River Gorge Emergency Care
Our Team is Ready to Act At a Moment's Notice
At Mid-Columbia Medical Center, our doctors have extensive experience with helping patients in medical emergencies. For any health-related emergency, you want doctors that can work on your problems calmly, effectively, and quickly. If you are in need of medical care, make sure you visit our emergency care services immediately. Too often, people do not receive necessary medical treatment because they are unfamiliar with warning signs indicative of an emergency.
Here are several symptoms that may signify a medical emergency:
- Chest pains: If you have intense chest pains, tightness in the chest area, or difficulty breathing, you should seek medical help. It could be indicative of a heart-related problem and you will want to get it checked out and cleared before it potentially develops into something more serious.
- Constant bleeding or vomiting: In small doses, these signs are usually normal. If you are bleeding or vomiting for a long period of time, however, that may be cause for concern. Contact medical emergency services if you have been bleeding consistently for 15 minutes, and apply pressure to the wounded area.
- Severe abdominal pain: Pain in the abdomen is a fairly common occurrence so you will have to use your own best judgement when it comes to abdominal pain. More severe abdominal-related medical emergencies usually occur in conjunction with other symptoms like sweating, fever, and difficulty breathing. However, if you feel that your abdominal pain by itself is intense enough to warrant medical attention, it may be serious and you should see a doctor immediately.
Don't Ignore the Warning Signs
If you are ever worried that your pain or injury may be more serious than it appears or initially feels, you should seek medical attention. If you do not believe you are facing a life threatening emergency, but are still concerned about your condition, visit an urgent care clinic or schedule an appointment with your regular physician as soon as possible. Even seemingly minor conditions could develop into something more serious later. The sooner a medical professional can diagnose your condition, the better your chances of fighting it.