Symptoms Which May Require Immediate Medical Attention
- Bleeding – large amounts anywhere in the body and/or coughing up or vomiting blood
- Chest pain – especially if located over a large area of the chest and/or accompanied by shortness of breath, palpitations, sweating, dizziness, mucus production or fever
- High fever – 102°F (39°C) or greater, especially if accompanied by severe chills, weakness, pain, discharges or stiff neck
- Severe pain – anywhere in the body, especially if it is recurrent or prolonged (lasting more than 10-20 minutes)
- Shortness of breath – especially if severe, prolonged or accompanied by chest pain; wheezing; palpitations; sweating; coughing; mucus production; or purple color of the skin, lips, fingers or toes
Loss of consciousness
- Seizures, especially if occurring for the first time
- Sudden weakness; paralysis or abnormal sensations in an arm, leg, side of the body, mouth, face or tongue
- Sudden garbled speech or inability to speak and/or confusion
- Sudden loss of vision or change in vision or eye pain.
- Severe dizziness
- Severe headache
- Inability to urinate
- Sudden onset of palpitations that lasts more than 10-15 minutes, especially if accompanied by shortness of breath and/or chest pain and light headed feeling.
All symptoms requiring emergency care cannot be listed. If you are concerned about your health or someone you care about, the Emergency Care Center is here for you.
DMH Emergency Care Center