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My mom had a bad fall this past Sunday, and she has a concussion. We took her to the ER to make sure that she checked out okay, and they sent her home with nausea medicine (she had been throwing up). Her nausea is better but now she is having fever and chills- our family doctor said she has a blood infection and she is now on antibiotics. She was supposed to get an ultrasound today since she was having pain on her upper right side by her rib cage. Our family doctor said she might be having gall bladder issues, but I am scared to death something very serious is going on since she has septicemia. The imaging place can't get her in until next Wednesday, and we just think that is too long of a wait. Should we taker her back to the ER?
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Hello,

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

You should take her to ER. With a history of concussion followed by septicemia and now upper right side rib cage pain need urgent evaluation by following;

1) Chest x-ray.

2) Ultrasound

3) Urine and blood culture.

Only these would be able to guide the management plan.

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Health Professional: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor (MD) replied 2 years ago

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