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I have been sick since Friday with -I think- the flu, my…

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Hi, I have been sick since Friday with -I think- the flu, my entire body aches , headache, chills, synus congestion and cough. This morning I woke up coughing and the phlegm had dots of blood. My lungs hurt when I brearh. Shuld I go to the urgent clinic or the ER?

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

Less headache now , no nause

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I had a kidney stone back in july and I take medication for diabetes type 2

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This isn't an ER situation but you do need to get to an urgent care center

From what you've told me this is more than just the flu--you may have either a bacterial bronchitis or actual pneumonia

So you need an exam, blood work, a chest x-ray and a course of antibiotics for this

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thanks dictor, Should I make an appointment or just drop in

Just get in whenever you can

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
thanks doctor!

My pleasure and call on me anytime

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
can you please otder the blood test and the x-ray test
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am at Kaiser Oakland, but they cN’t do anything without your order

Sorry but I'm not your regular doctor and we can order tests from here

Any urgent care center doctor there can do that

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