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WHEN TO CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR URGENTLY?

In the table below, you will read in what situations after the surgery you need immediate medical help, which situations are considered urgent, what information you can, among other things, get from a doctor, as well as what information the doctor or nurse can ask you:


What to do if?

Needed immediate
medical assistance
Urgent problems Questions
Go to the nearest Ambulance or call Ambulance Contact your doctor Contact a specialist surgeon
Strong chest pain similar to pain before surgery Weight gain more than 0.5-1 kg daily for 2 days Instructions at release
Heart rate faster than 150 beats per minute with an lack of air or new irregular beats Worsening of the feeling of lack of air Issues related to surgery
Feelings of lack of air that does not disapear during rest Sharp pain during deep breathing Wound care
Chills with shaking Temperature is higher than 38°C twice within 24 hours Recovery after surgery
Coughing out bright red blood Permanent bleeding from a cut What can a doctor or nurse ask you if you call?
Sudden numbness or weakness of arms and legs Redness of wound, heat upon touch, swelling or discharge from wound How long have you been having these symptoms?
Sudden strong headache Skin rash What medicines are you currently taking?
Unconsciousness Extreme tiring When were you released from the hospital?
Strong pain in stomach Frequent urination, burning on urination, frequent and strong urge to urinate, bloody urine Related to discharge from the wound: appearance of the discharge, how long does it run, does the discharge improve or worsen, is there any odour?
A new onset of nausea, vomiting or diarrhea Acute gout Does a home care nurse come to you?
Clearly bloody stool Increased ankle swelling or increased pain in the leg

What’s the emergency?

Everything we list should be treated as an emergency. If someone close to you or yourself find yourself in one of these situations, first of all, you need to call Ambulance in your city or bring a health-threatend person to the Ambulance:

  • The person stopped breathing or the heart stopped beating
  • A person suffers from severe chest pain or has difficulty breathing
  • There is serious bleeding from any part of the body
  • The person was unconscious or is still unconscious
  • A person feels drowsiness or weakness on one side of the body and/or has a problem understanding what you are saying
  • In other situations where a person suffers from sudden and unbeaable pain, in the event of head injuries, severe allergic reactions, bone injuries or when feeling incapacitated in any way.

 

Still not sure?

If you are still not sure whether the situation is urgent, you need help for something less serious or just want some advice, you can contact us on listed phone numbers, e-mail, ask our doctors on the web site within the “Our team” section or call your family doctor.

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