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Warning Signs of a Medical Emergency

According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, the following are warning signs of a medical emergency:

•Bleeding that will not stop

•Breathing problems (difficulty breathing, shortness of breath)

•Change in mental status (such as unusual behavior, confusion, difficulty arousing)

•Chest pain


•Coughing up or vomiting blood

•Fainting or loss of consciousness

•Feeling of committing suicide or murder

•Head or spine injury

•Severe or persistent vomiting

•Sudden injury due to a motor vehicle accident, burns or smoke inhalation, near drowning, deep or large wound, etc.



•Sudden, severe pain anywhere in the body

•Sudden dizziness, weakness, or change in vision

•Swallowing a poisonous substance



•Upper abdominal pain or pressure



About Dr. Emaediong Akpan-Ekpo

Dr. Emaediong Akpan-Ekpo
Dr. Emaediong Akpan-Ekpo is a young physician leader with outstanding and extensive research experience in Maternal Health (MH), Reproductive Health (RH) and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

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