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An emergency care doctor talks with a man as he lays in a bed in the emergency room.

Top reasons for ER visits

  • Traumatic injuries, such as falls, fractures, and sports-related injuries
  • Chest pain or symptoms of a heart attack
  • Respiratory problems, including asthma attacks and pneumonia
  • Abdominal pain or gastrointestinal issues
  • Severe headaches or migraines
  • Allergic reactions or anaphylaxis
  • Stroke symptoms, such as sudden weakness or difficulty speaking
  • Mental health crises, including suicidal thoughts or severe anxiety
  • Infections, such as urinary tract infections or skin infections
  • Chronic conditions exacerbations, like diabetes complications or asthma attacks


These are just a few examples, and the reasons for ER visits can vary widely based on individual circumstances and medical needs.

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