Aches and pains are a normal part of life. However, there are some types of pain that signify more than just an overworked muscle, stomach ache, or the average headache.
Read on for 10 pains you never want to feel, according to experts.
1. Sudden head pain
Sudden headache can be a concern for significant pathology.
2. Abdominal pain
Abdominal pain can be concerning. This could indicate significant abdominal pathology or may be just constipation, Dr. Mareiniss explains and suggests getting it checked out.
3. Back pain with fever
This cocktail of symptoms is potentially dangerous. Significant back pain with fever could be epidural abscess.
4. Back pain with neurological symptoms
Back pain with neurologic symptoms can signify a variety of health conditions, including urinary incontinence, urinary retention, fecal incontinence, lower extremity weakness or groin numbness could represent cord compression. This is a potential surgical emergency.
5. Chest pain
Pay close attention. Crushing pain to the chest may indicate a cardiac issue.
Everyone gets a headache every now and then, but if you experience the worst headache of your life, you should get it checked out. This could indicate a catastrophic brain bleed.
7. Right lower abdominal pain
If you are experiencing pain in your right lower abdomen, especially if associated with nausea and vomiting, it could indicate appendicitis.
8. Sudden intense abdominal pain radiating to the back
If abdominal pain radiates to your back, it could indicate a ruptured aorta.
9. A pop in your foot with sharp pain
A sudden sharp pain in the foot sometimes associated with a pop, could be more than you think. “This could indicate a ruptured Achilles’ tendon.
10. Shoulder dislocation
Any dislocation is horrid until it is put back in but a patella dislocation is also extremely painful. Surgery may be needed in some cases if a person has a recurrence of the dislocation.