How do you know when it is time to go to the doctor?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
How do you know when it is time to go to the doctor?
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Mon, 05-02-2011 - 9:24am

How do you know when it is time to go to the doctor over your stomach and bowel problems? Do you try over the counters and herbal remedies first?

Karla
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Community Leader
Registered: 12-21-2001

Karla,

If it is a usual problem the doctor and I

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Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Oh that's a good rule of thumb-the 24 to 48 hours.

Karla
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Registered: 07-25-2000

In most cases I would try the home remedy or over-the-counter first. But I agree with the 24 - 48 hour time frame if there is no improvement. And if the symptoms were really severe I would probably not wait. So I guess the answer is -- it depends!