Lesson 10 of 17
In Progress

Emergency Guide: When to See the Doctor

SCFA_Coach October 13, 2023

Emergency Guide: When To See the Doctor

It is very important that every person with SCD have a plan for how to get help immediately—at any hour—if there is a problem. Be sure to find a medical facility that will have access to your medical records or keep a copy that you can bring.
Go to an emergency room or urgent care facility right away for: ƒ

Fever above 101°F.
Difficulty breathing.
Chest pain.
Abdominal (belly) swelling.
Severe headache.
Sudden weakness or loss of feeling and movement.
Painful erection of the penis that lasts more than 4 hours.

Call a doctor right away for:

Pain anywhere in the body that will not go away with treatment at home.

Any sudden problem with vision