If you feel sick probably you should try to see a specialist. You can try first a pharmacy, explain your symptoms, and they might have something to help you. If not, it’s likely that at the pharmacy they will say that you need to see a doctor.

To see a doctor, you can go to a public or private Hospitals or Health Clinics/Centers.

Health Insurance and Costs

If you have the European Health Insurance Card, an appointment at the Public Hospital or Public Health Centers should be approx. €20 (urgencies included).

If don't have the European Health Insurance Card, you will have to call your Health insurance company and ask which Hospital should you go. We recommend you to do this in advance so you know where to go in case of an emergency occurs. If you don't have insurance, or don't use it, an appointment may cost approx. €100.

Braga

Pharmacies 24 hours open: link.

Guimarães

Pharmacies 24 hours open: link.

Telephone Numbers and Other Useful Contacts

Emergency Telephone Number

112

Ambulance Service - Portuguese Red Cross

253 274 271

Intoxications and Poisonings

808 250 143

Social Emergency

144

Civil Protection

253 201 350

Forest Protection

117

Public Health

808 211 311

Pharma 24H

808 26 27 27

24H Health Line (Saúde 24)

808 24 24 24

Useful Links

Pharmacies in Braga with permanent service (24h), pharmacies with extended hours and duty pharmacies: link

Pharmacies in Guimarães with permanent service (24h), pharmacies with extended hours and duty pharmacies: link

Portuguese Medical Terminology

General Terms - Termos Gerais

surgery cirurgia
X-ray raio-X
surgeon cirurgião
anaesthesiologist anestesista
anaesthetic anestésico
medication medicação / medicamento
blood sangue
blood vessels, arteries and veins vasos sanguíneos, artérias e veias
blood test análise de sangue
on an empty stomach com o estômago vazio
a splint uma placa de oclusão / uma tala
to cure curar
to treat tratar
treatment planning esquema de tratamento
appointment consulta
prescription prescrição / receita
antibiotics antibióticos
anti-inflammatory anti-inflamatório
pain killer analgésico
injection injecção

Special Senses - Sentidos Especiais

smell olfacto
hearing ouvido
taste paladar / gosto
balance equilíbrio
sight vista
touch tacto

General Body - Corpo em Geral

head cabeça
eye olho
nose nariz
ear orelha
mouth boca
neck pescoço
shoulder ombro
arm braço
forearm antebraço
wrist pulso
hand mão
fingers dedos das mãos
torso tronco
ribs costelas
abdomen abdómen
back costas
spine coluna
hip bacia
thigh coxa
bottom rabo
knee joelho
leg perna
ankle tornozelo
foot
toes dedos dos pés

General Problems, Signs and Symptoms - Problemas, Sinais e Sintomas Gerais

cancer cancro
diabetes diabetes
allergies alergias
bone fractures fracturas ósseas
whiplash Traumatismo cervical
Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Lesão de Esforço Repetido (RSI)
inflammation inflamação
migraine enxaqueca
Flu gripe
pain dor
ache dor
itching prurido / comichão
to feel dizzy sentir-se tonto
fever febre
chills arrepios
swelling edema / inchaço
sleeplessness insónias
pins & needles parestesias

Respiratory System - Aparelho Respiratório

throat garganta
lungs pulmões
breathlessness falta de ar
wheezing pieira
cough tosse
phlegm muco
asthma asma
bronchitis bronquite
collapsed lung pulmão colapsado

Cardiovascular System - Sistema Cardiovascular

heart coração
lungs pulmões
artery artéria
veins veias
valve(s) válvula(s)
blood group grupo sanguíneo

Signs and Symptoms - Sinais e Sintomas

stroke (cerebral vascular accident) AVC (acidente vascular cerebral)
heart attack ataque cardíaco
swollen legs pernas inchadas
high blood pressure pressão arterial elevada
palpitations palpitações
chest pain dor no peito

Digestive System - Aparelho Digestivo

throat garganta
oesophagus esófago
stomach estômago
small intestine intestino delgado
large intestine intestino grosso
gallbladder vesícula biliar
pancreas pâncreas
liver fígado
rectum recto
faeces fezes

Signs and Symptoms - Sinais e Sintomas

digestion digestão
bowel movement evacuação intestinal
swallowing deglutição
vomiting Vomitar, émese
nausea náuseas
constipation obstipação
diarrhoea diarreia
ulcer úlcera
hernia hérnia
gall stones cálculos biliares

Nervous System - Sistema Nervoso

nerves nervos
brain cérebro
spinal cord espinal-medula

Signs and Symptoms - Sinais e Sintomas

radiating pain dor irradiante
shooting pain dor emergente
progressively worse pain dor progressivamente mais forte
a burning pain dor com sensação de ardor
pins and needles parestesias
epilepsy epilepsia
multiple sclerosis esclerose múltipla
Parkinson's disease síndroma de Parkinson

Urinary System - Aparelho Urinário

kidney rim
bladder bexiga
urine urina

Signs and Symptoms - Sinais e Sintomas

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odour cheiro
colour cor
infection infecção
kidney stones cálculos renais
urinary incontinence incontinência urinária

Reproductive System - Aparelho Reprodutor

penis pénis
testicles testículos
sperm esperma
breasts mama
vagina vagina
uterus útero
menstruation menstruação
fallopian tube trompas de Falópio
pregnancy gravidez
egg óvulo

Signs and Symptoms - Sinais e Sintomas

infertility infertilidade
loss of erection disfunção eréctil
discharge corrimento

Giving Birth - Parto

induced labour parto provocado
waters broken rebentamento das águas
placenta placenta
episiotomy episiotomia
epidural epidural
cervix colo uterino

Contraception - Contracepção

birth control pills pílulas contraceptivas
coil DIU
condom preservativo

Dentistry - Estomatologia

tooth dente
enamel esmalte
pulp (nerve) polpa (nervo)
root raíz
gingiva (gum) gengiva
bone maxilar
lower teeth dentes do maxilar inferior
upper teeth dentes do maxilar superior
incisor incisivos
premolar pré-molares
molar molares
wisdom tooth dentes do ciso

Dental Procedure - Actos Médicos Dentários

extraction extracção
root canal treatment (endodontic treatment) tratamento do canal radicular (endodôncia)
filling obturação
amalgam ("grey filling") amálgama ("massa de mercúrio")
composite ("white filling") compósito ("massa de cerâmica")
bleaching branqueamento
orthodontics ortodôncia
cap (crown) capa (coroa)
ceramic cap coroa de cerâmica
inlay-core núcleo do inlay
denture dentição
bridgework ponte
teeth cleaning limpeza dentária
toothbrush escova de dentes
night-guard night-guard (aparelho de ortondôncia)
panoramix panoramix
X-ray raio-x

Ailments - Complicações

caries (decay) cáries (degradação dentária)
pulp (nerve) inflammation inflamação da polpa (nervo)
abscess, swelling abcesso, inchaço
gum inflammation gengivite
pain dor
to hurt doer
to bleed sangrar
I need an emergency appointment Preciso de uma consulta de urgência
My tooth hurts Dói-me um dente
I have an abscess Tenho um abcesso
My denture is loose and hurts my gum Tenho os dentes a abanar e doem-me as gengivas
A cap fell off A coroa caíu
My gum bleeds when I brush my teeth As gengivas sangram quando escovo os dentes
It is sensitive to cold, to hot Está sensível ao frio, ao calor

Updated on 2/Feb/2017