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My sister age 79 saw a PA at a local health service office

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My sister age 79 saw a PA at a local health service office on Tuesday for a red and swollen foot on outside of foot. She ordered X-rays, whic showed no break in bone. She said to seek additional medical attention if the redness began to move up her leg. Just now we see it has turned red above her ankle. Should I take her to emergency room now or wait until morning. Kay Chambers 10:30 pm. Thursday Oct. 6?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 11 months ago.

Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?

Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 11 months ago.

The safest thing would be to go to the ER tonight.

If, however, she is otherwise feeling fine you might be able to wait until tomorrow morning....

The bot***** *****ne?

If you are worried enough about your sister to ask if you should go to the ER now....then you probably should go?

Better safe than sorry as they say....

Make sense to you?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Please read and answer my question already entered. Thank you. Kayy
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 11 months ago.

Sorry....I'm not the worlds fastest typist.... ;)