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Symptoms of Appendicitis and When to Visit a Houston ER.

Symptoms of Appendicitis and When to Visit a Houston ER.

Symptoms of Appendicitis

If you are experiencing abdominal pain, the pain in and of itself can be discomforting. But you may be at risk of something more serious and not even know it. 

Stomach pain, coupled with a fever or vomiting can indicate a life threatening medical situation that may require immediate surgery. If you are experiencing diarrhea, you may also be at risk for appendicitis. 

Appendicitis is a medical emergency that almost always requires prompt surgery to remove the appendix. Left untreated, an inflamed appendix will eventually burst, perforate, and spill infectious materials into the abdominal cavity. A burst appendix will cause you to go into septic shock if left untreated. 

So how can I be sure what my abdominal pain is? 

The fastest, most efficient way to diagnose the cause of your abdominal pain is to have a CT scan and an abdominal ultrasound. These tests will identify the root cause of your pain. 

Having these tests performed is easy, quick, and non-invasive. When it comes to a potential life threatening medical emergency, you never want to take a chance. Urgent Cares do not have the blood testing or CT scan equipment or ultrasound equipment required to obtain a diagnosis for abdomen pain. An x-ray will not diagnosis the cause of your abdomen pain. An Emergency room such as The Heights Emergency Room in Houston, is the only type of facility in Texas that has the required equipment for abdomen pain. Coming in to one of our no wait Emergency Rooms and finding the root cause of your pain is the only way to obtain the answer. Our Emergency Rooms are very experienced at diagnosing abdomen pain. Come in now to one of our three convenient locations. Call now if you want to talk to a doctor about your pain.

The Heights Emergency Room in Houston, TX Offers 24 Hour Emergency Care. Our unique, state of the art facility includes an On-site Lab & Pharmacy, Private Patient Rooms, and Best of all, No Wait Time. You can be seen by a Board Certified ER Physician Immediately.

The Heights ER is located off of 610, at the corner of North Loop & Yale. (Next to the Whole Foods 365). Stop by our facility today, or call us at (713) 588-0320

We will bill your health insurer and work with all major private insurance plans.


Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to accept Government Insurances, such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Tri-Care in addition to Ambetter Insurance.




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