Emergency Care

What do I do if I have concerns?

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you develop:

  • Sudden onset of chest pain
  • Shortness of breath not relieved by rest
  • If your legs feel numb, tingly, cold, or look blue
  • You believe you are experiencing a true emergency

Common signs of stroke:

  • Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding others
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, usually on one side of your body.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden or severe headache with no known cause.

When do I need to seek medical attention?

  • Under the tongue temperature above 100.5 degrees FÂș
  • Bleeding, redness, swelling, increased pain, or foul smelling drainage near your incision site
  • Incisions that open up after you leave the hospital
  • Increased swelling in your legs or ankles
  • Weight gain of more than 5 pounds in 3 days or weight loss of 7 pounds or more before your follow-up clinic visit
  • Increase shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
  • Trouble urinating
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Stomach pain or bloating
  • Chills or excessive sweating
  • A vague feeling that something is wrong