Most aches and pains aren’t a sign of something serious, but certain symptoms should be checked out.
Dr. Len Lichtenfeld of the American Cancer Society writes, “You know your body best. When you see or feel something different or just feel ‘off’, pay attention. Don’t dismiss it.”
Symptoms You Should NEVER Ignore
“Any chest pain, especially accompanied by sweating, pressure, shortness of breath, or nausea, should be evaluated by a medical professional right away,” says Shilpi Agarwal, MD, with One Medical Group in Washington, DC.
Chest pain could be a sign of heart disease or even a blood clot. If your chest feels tight or heavy, and it lasts more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back again, get help.
Grey Hair Before 40
If you have gray hair in the early stage of your life and there is no similar case in your family this means that you have diabetes. You should see a doctor.
Tenderness and Pain in the Back of Your Lower Leg
It’s normal to feel tenderness after exercise. But if you also see redness and feel heat where it’s swollen or painful, call your doctor. This can be a symptom of a blood clot in your leg.
It’s important to catch a blood clot before it can break off and block your blood flow, which can lead to complications.
Most of the spots on your skin are harmless but the ones which appear after exposure to sun, sometimes, may be dangerous. It can be a skin cancer. See your doctor!
Blood in Your Urine
If you have blood in your urine and you also feel a lot of pain in your side or in your back, you may have kidney stones.
If you see blood in your urine and you also have an increase in feeling that you urgently need to pee or feel burning when you urinate, you may have a kidney infection. See your doctor!
Any Sudden or Severe Headache
A sudden onset of extreme pain in your head, particularly if it feels worse than any headaches you’ve had before, is a strong indicator that you should see a doctor right away.