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Sudden, severe pain can occur in almost any place in the body and can result from a variety of conditions. In some cases, your pain may indicate a life-threatening situation, and you will need emergency treatment.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican can provide emergency care for sudden, severe pain in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. For trusted diagnosis and care, call 911 or select your estimated arrival time at one of our emergency rooms by using our online waiting service, InQuicker. For trauma cases, you can be treated at the Level III Trauma Unit at our Siena Campus.
Depending on its location, sudden, severe pain can be a symptom of many different conditions. When there is trauma to the body, the cause of the sudden pain is apparent. But in cases when the cause is not obvious, explaining where the pain is and what it feels like can help your doctor make a diagnosis.
Some causes of severe, sudden pain are:
To help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis, make notes about the exact location of the pain, when it starts, how long it lasts, what it feels like (sharp, burning, stabbing, or throbbing), and any other symptoms you experience at the same time.
Your doctor may want to do tests to determine the exact cause of your pain. Sometimes, your other symptoms might indicate you need immediate medical treatment. Call a doctor if you experience any pain that seems unusual.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers emergency services for sudden, severe pain in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.