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Most common complains at A&E in the UK

Based on the search results, some of the most common presenting complaints at A&E departments in the UK include:

  1. Musculoskeletal conditions, trauma and minor injuries - These were reported as the most frequent reasons for A&E visits in multiple sources [1][4][8].

  2. Abdominal pain - Mentioned as a common reason in several sources [3][4][8].

  3. Chest pain - Listed as a frequent complaint in multiple results [3][4][8].

  4. Breathing difficulties/respiratory issues - Noted as a common presenting problem, especially for children [3][4][19].

  5. Febrile illness - Particularly common for pediatric A&E visits [19].

  6. Diarrhea and vomiting - Another frequent complaint, especially for children [19].

  7. Head injuries - Mentioned as a common reason in some sources [3][4].

  8. General feeling of being unwell - Listed as a frequent complaint [4].

  9. Sepsis/septicemia - Noted as one of the top 10 reasons in one source [4].

  10. Mental health issues - While not explicitly listed in the top complaints, several sources mentioned mental health as an increasing reason for A&E visits [11][17].

It's worth noting that the exact ranking and frequency of these complaints can vary depending on the specific hospital, time period, and patient demographics (e.g. adult vs. pediatric A&E). Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely impacted the typical pattern of A&E presentations in recent years.

Citations: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17] [18] [19] [20]

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