When to get emergency help

Call 999 for an ambulance, or go to your nearest hospital accident and emergency (A&E) if you also have:

  • sudden, severe stomach pain this may be a sign of appendicitis
  • severe chest pain
  • blood in your vomit or what looks like coffee granules
  • a stiff neck and high temperature (fever)
  • a sudden, severe headache that's unlike any headache you've had before
  • diabetes and have been vomiting persistently particularly if you need to take insulin

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018