Should You Go to the ER?


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Go to the ER if you have: Heart attack symptoms

Women are less likely to have the stereotypical chest, left arm, or jaw pain, so you should also look for other symptoms women get, like shortness of breath; sudden dizziness, weakness, or nausea; or unexplained sweating and fatigue.

Go to the ER if you have: Signs of stroke sudden numbness or weakness in a limb or one side of your face; sudden speech difficulties (such as talking gibberish or jumbling words); trouble seeing out of one or both eyes; unexpected dizziness or loss of balance; or an excruciating, inexplicable headache.

Next: Go to the ER if you have: A blow to the head

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