UNC Health Care does not offer medical advice via E-mail in the absence of an existing physician-patient relationship. Your medical question has not been analyzed by our staff.
Electronic communication cannot substitute for a medical evaluation in which the physician takes a history from a patient, conducts a physical examination and orders and interprets the appropriate diagnostic tests. It is unwise and unprofessional for a physician to provide medical advice without the information gained from such an evaluation.
If you believe you require medical care from a physician, you should contact UNC Health Care for an appointment at (919)966-7890. If you need emergency care call 911.